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Somalia: At least 14 killed in twin bomb attacks in Mogadishu


September 22nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least fourteen people were killed in a twin suicide bomb attack in the Somali capital, local authorities said Thursday.The attack occurred at the popular Village Restaurant ... Read more...

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Obama bans Somalia charcoal import


July 21st, 2012 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday ordered a ban on charcoal imports from Somalia.The president said the trade generates "significant revenue" for al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based cell ... Read more...

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Drone crashes near Somalia refugee camp


February 4th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Feb 4 (IANS) An unidentified drone crashed near a camp for displaced people in the outskirts of Somali capital Mogadishu, Xinhua reported."A drone or unmanned aerial craft crashed near ... Read more...

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Man held in Kenya for Briton’s murder


September 13th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) A man has been arrested in Kenya on suspicion of being involved in the murder of a British tourist and the kidnapping of his wife at ... Read more...

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Al-Shabaab militants withdraw from Somali capital


August 7th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU (BNO NEWS) -- The Somali militant group Al-Shabaab on Saturday retreated from the country's war-ravaged capital following fierce clashes with government forces and their allies.Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said ... Read more...

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UN warns famine could spread in Somalia without international aid


August 2nd, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) has warned that the famine in Somalia could spread further if the international community does not provide the funds required to respond to ... Read more...

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Unicef seeks help for 1.25 mn Somalian kids


July 29th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 29 (IANS) The Unicef Friday asked people to support efforts to help around 1.25 million children in Somalia, who are in need of "life-saving interventions".In a statement issued ... Read more...

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UN seeks $4 bn aid fund


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 22 (IANS/WAM) The UN needs $4.3 billion in the next six months to carry out humanitarian work, the world body says.Valerie Amos, the UN under secretary general ... Read more...

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UN declares famine in two southern regions of Somalia


July 20th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia, namely due to the worst drought in decades.With millions of people in ... Read more...

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Drought in Horn of Africa affects 1.8mn children: UN


June 2nd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 2 (IANS) Over 1.8 million children aged below five seek humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa, Xinhua reported UNICEF as stating Thursday.The Horn of Africa includes ... Read more...

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British Muslims travelling to Somalia for “jihadi tourism”: Wikileaks


February 4th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Thousands of secret US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks have revealed that British Muslims are travelling to Somalia for "jihadi tourism" to train for terrorist attacks in the ... Read more...

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20 dead in Mogadishu fighting


June 19th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu/Nairobi, June 19 (DPA) Heavy fighting between government troops and radical Islamist rebels have left at least 20 dead and dozens injured in fighting since Friday night in the Somali capital of ... Read more...

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Indian Navy seeks report on abduction of Indian sailors off Somalia


March 30th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Indian Navy has sought a report from the director general of shipping on the reported abduction of 120 Indian sailors off the Somali coast, an officer ... Read more...

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Somali pirates seize Indian vessel


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Dec 22 (IANS) Somali pirates have seized an Indian vessel with 13 people aboard, an official said Monday. Andrew Mwangura, East Africa's coordinator of Seafarers Assistance Programme (SAP), said the pirates ... Read more...

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Somali insurgents vow revenge against US for Al Qaeda raid


September 15th, 2009 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Sep 15 (DPA) Somali insurgent group al-Shabaab Tuesday vowed to retaliate against the US as it confirmed that one of its "top leaders" died in a US raid. Kenyan-born Saleh Ali Saleh ... Read more...

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Somali gunmen demand $4 mn to free aid workers


April 22nd, 2009 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, April 22 (Xinhua) The Somali gunmen holding two foreign aid workers hostage in southern Somalia have demanded a ransom of $4 million for releasing the captives. "We are the people holding the ... Read more...

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American Al Qaeda holds rare news conference in Somalia


April 6th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.6 (ANI): Two young Americans who left their homes to join an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group in Somalia held a rare "press conference" in Southern Somalia on Monday, saying they want ... Read more...

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Islamist fighters in Somalia enter pirate town in hope of booty


November 23rd, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Heavily armed fighters of Somalias hardline Islamist movement, Shabaab militia, have entered the pirate town in hope of spoils from the hijacked Saudi oil tanker, the Sirius ... Read more...

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Fourteen instances of piracy off Somalia in 10 days


November 19th, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) There have been 14 instances of piracy off the Somali coast in the past 10 days. Prior to the three vessels seized Tuesday-Wednesday, the International Maritime Bureau ... Read more...

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Hijacked Chinese ship crewmembers fine: Pirate leader (Lead)


November 14th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Nov 14 (Xinhua) All the 24 crewmembers on board the Chinese fishing ship, which has been hijacked by pirates off southern Somalia, are "fine", a pirate leader told a radio station ... Read more...

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Gunmen hijacks Chinese ship off Kenyan coast


November 14th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 14 (Xinhua) A group of gunmen suspected to be Somali pirates Friday hijacked a Chinese fishing ship off the Kenyan coast, a source with China's transport ministry said. According to ... Read more...

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25 killed in suicide bomb attacks in Somalia (Lead)


October 29th, 2008 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Oct 29 (DPA) At least 25 people have been killed in a wave of suicide car bomb attacks in Somalia, hospital officials said Wednesday.Five suicide bomb attacks, including one on an ... Read more...

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UN office, Ethiopian embassy in five sites bombed in Somalia


October 29th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Oct 29 (DPA) Five suicide bomb attacks, including one on an Ethiopian embassy and one on a UN compound, rocked Somalia Wednesday, witnesses said.Witness Farhaan Omaye told DPA that three near-simultaneous ... Read more...

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Somali gunmen kidnap two UN workers


June 28th, 2008 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Nairobi/Mogadishu, June 28 (DPA) Gunmen have abducted two people working for the UN' mine action programme in Somalia, the BBC said Saturday. Reports said that gunmen seized the two, believed to be ... Read more...

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US launches strike against Al Qaeda in Somalia


March 4th, 2008 - 5:26 am ICT by admin
DPA Washington, March 4 (DPA) The US military has carried out an air strike in a southern Somali town against a suspected Al Qaeda operative, a US defence official said. "We launched a ... Read more...

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