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US approves military aid to Somalia

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 10:32
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama clears the way for the US to give military assistance to Somalia, saying it would "promote world peace".
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Key road 'reopened' in Somalia

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 19:05
related places: Baidoa

The main road linking Somalia's capital to the strategic city of Baidoa is totally recaptured from Islamist militants, African Union says.
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VIDEO: Nightlife returns to Mogadishu

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 17:23
related places: Mogadishu

The Somali capital is enjoying a revival of its nightlife scene as relative peace and stability return
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Displaced Somalis 'abused and raped'

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 1:15

Somalis fleeing famine and conflict suffer sexual violence and other abuse in camps in the capital, says Human Rights Watch.
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Deadly car bomb in Somali capital

Monday, March 18th 2013, 18:06
related places: Mogadishu

At least 10 people are killed and 20 wounded by a massive car bomb in the centre of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, police and hospital staff say.
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Somalia frees rape row journalist

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 13:09

Somalia's Supreme Court frees a journalist imprisoned for interviewing a woman who alleged she had been raped by security forces.
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UN eases Somalia weapons embargo

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 16:59

The UN Security Council authorises the partial lifting of the ban on selling weapons to Somalia - the world's oldest such embargo.
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Somali 'false rape victim' cleared

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 12:50

A Somali court acquits a woman given a jail term after alleging she was raped by security forces, but a journalist convicted with her will stay in prison.
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VIDEO: Somalia's women in driving seat

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 18:18

Women in Somalia are enjoying the independence of driving, after nearly two years of living under the strict rule of al-Shabaab.
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Deadly shooting at Kenya mosque

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 11:19
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Seven people have been shot dead in an attack on a mosque in north-eastern Kenya near the border with Somalia, officials say.
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Somali 'false rape victim' guilty

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 19:26

A woman who accused Somalia's security forces of raping her is given a year jail term for making a false accusation and insulting a government body.
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US Christmas tree plotter guilty

Friday, February 1st 2013, 1:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christmas, Oregon

A Somali-American man is found guilty of plotting to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the US state of Oregon.
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Anger at Somali 'false rape' case

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 13:30

A human rights group urges Somali authorities to drop 'false accusation' charges against a woman who accused security forces of raping her.
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Suicide attack at Somali compound

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 13:58
related places: Mogadishu

Two people are killed in a suicide attack at the gate to the compound housing the offices of Somalia's president and prime minister.
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Somali women seek a brighter future in Mogadishu

Monday, January 28th 2013, 0:54
related places: Mogadishu

The women leaving well-paid jobs in the West for a former war zone
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Al-Shabab Twitter account stopped

Friday, January 25th 2013, 14:43
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The Twitter account of Somali militant group al-Shabab is suspended, after it was used to threaten to kill Kenyan hostages.
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Somali leader plea to diaspora

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 7:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Minnesota

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud pleads for help from thousands of Somalis in Minnesota, a day after gaining official US recognition.
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US recognises Somali government

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 21:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mogadishu

The US has officially recognised Somalia's government in Mogadishu after more than 20 years, paving the way for US and international economic aid.
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French agent 'killed in Somalia'

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 10:45
related countries: France France

Somali Islamist group al-Shabab says it has killed French intelligence agent Denis Allex in retaliation for a failed French operation to free him.
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Al-Shabab 'to kill' French agent

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 9:31
related countries: France France

Al-Shabab militants in Somalia say they will kill French agent, Denis Allex, who France said had already died in a failed rescue attempt.
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French soldier 'dies in Somalia'

Monday, January 14th 2013, 14:32
related countries: France France

Rebels in Somalia say a second French soldier died after the failed attempt to free hostage Denis Allex, adding that his fate will soon be revealed.
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French soldier dies in Somali raid

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 13:00
related countries: France France

A French soldier is killed in Somalia during a failed operation to free a hostage who is also believed to have died, the defence minister says.
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Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' quits

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 14:29

A man named by the UN as a pirate kingpin and known by his nickname "Big Mouth" renounces crime, a community leader in Somalia confirms to the BBC.
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VIDEO: Somali refugees begin to return home

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 13:48
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Somali refugees living in Kenya have begun to return home.
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Somali troops 'free' 22 hostages

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 14:18

Troops in Somalia's region of Puntland free 22 hostages seized by pirates nearly three years ago, the authorities there say.
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'Many drown' in Somalia capsizing

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 18:40

At least 55 people are believed to have drowned after a boat capsizes off the coast of Somalia, the UN says.
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Kenya restricts Somali refugees

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 17:01
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Thousands of Somali refugees in Kenya are ordered to leave urban areas and return to remote, overcrowded camps, following a spate of grenade attacks.
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Nairobi hit by grenade attack

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 21:03
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

At least one person has been injured after grenades were thrown in a predominantly Somali district of the Kenya capital Nairobi.
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Somali militants lose key town

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 12:41

Somali troops and African Union forces have captured the strategic town of Jowhar from the Islamist militant group, al-Shabab, reports say.
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Blast hits Nairobi's Somali area

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 8:59
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

The death toll in Friday's blast near a mosque in a predominantly Somali area of the Kenyan capital Nairobi rises to five, police say.
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Deadly blast in Kenyan capital

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 9:19
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

One person is killed and eight others are wounded when a roadside bomb explodes in a mainly Somali district of Kenya's capital Nairobi, police say.
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Militants in new Somalia attacks

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 15:07

At least 31 people are killed or wounded in a blast and clashes between Islamists and troops from Somalia's Puntland region, officials say.
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Somali ministers survive ambush

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 10:17

A convoy in which three Somali ministers were travelling is attacked as fierce fighting erupts near the al-Shabab base of Jowhar, officials say.
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VIDEO: Free after 19 months held by pirates

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 13:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Somali pirates release four South Korean sailors after holding them captive for 582 days.
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Somali piracy: A broken business model?

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 20:18

Somalia's pirates find the going tougher in 2012
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Top Somali businessman shot dead

Monday, November 26th 2012, 16:22
related places: Mogadishu

Prominent Somali businessman Ahmed Nure Awdiini is shot dead at point-blank range in the capital, Mogadishu, police say.
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Kenya blast sparks Somali attacks

Monday, November 19th 2012, 13:09
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Kenyan police fire tear gas to disperse rival groups of youths in the capital, Nairobi, after a grenade blast kills at least seven people.
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VIDEO: Nairobi minibus 'hit by grenade'

Monday, November 19th 2012, 7:24
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Six people die in an explosion on a crowded minibus in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, after a spate of attacks blamed on Somali militants.
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Nairobi minibus 'hit by grenade'

Monday, November 19th 2012, 3:42
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Six people die in an explosion on a crowded minibus in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, after a spate of attacks blamed on Somali militants.
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Can Tarzan make a difference in Somalia?

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 0:43
related places: Mogadishu

Can the mayor of Mogadishu survive in the urban jungle?
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Syria 'could become new Somalia'

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 17:59
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, says he fears the country could "turn into a new Somalia" unless the crisis ends soon.
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Somali journalist on braving Mogadishu

Monday, November 5th 2012, 15:02
related places: Mogadishu

How to survive the threats as a journalist in Somalia
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Somalia appoints first female FM

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 17:52

Somalia is to get its first female foreign minister, Fauzia Yusuf Haji Adan, in a cabinet formed by new Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon.
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Bombers attack Somali restaurant

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 13:39
related places: Mogadishu

Two suicide bombers blow themselves up trying to enter a restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least one person.
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