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# somalia - Monday 3 February, 2020

National emergency declared in Somalia over locust infestation

Swarms formed in eastern Ethiopia and northern Somalia and have moved through the region.

# somalia - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Death toll rises to 78 after truck bomb explodes during rush hour in Somali capital

Mayor Omar Mohamud Mohamed said that university students were among those killed.

# somalia - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Election candidate among 26 people killed in attack on Somalia hotel

A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the hotel before armed gunmen forced their way inside.

# somalia - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

This malnourished 5-year-old girl had her life saved thanks to Irish donations

Charity Concern Worldwide heaped praise on the Irish public after €1.5 million was donated to its east Africa appeal.

# somalia - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Over 230 dead and 275 injured in worst single attack in Somalia's history

Doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims following the blast, many burned beyond recognition.

# somalia - Saturday 14 October, 2017

At least 20 people killed in Somalia truck bombing

Government security official Mohamed Aden said that bombing took place in a busy part of the city.

# somalia - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Eleven people killed as gunmen hold hostages at Somali city restaurant

The attack began when a car bomb exploded outside a Pizza House restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

# somalia - Friday 5 May, 2017

Somali official sacked after his bodyguards 'accidentally' shot dead a minister

Three members of the auditor-general’s security team have been arrested.

# somalia - Saturday 11 March, 2017

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

There is a looming risk of famine in a number of countries.

# somalia - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'Trump seems to have made me an alien': Mo Farah hits out at US President

“It’s deeply troubling that I will have to tell my children that Daddy might not be able to come home.”

# somalia - Saturday 26 November, 2016

At least 11 people killed in 'horrific' bombing at busy Somali market

The death toll is likely to rise.

# somalia - Monday 24 October, 2016

Sailors held hostage for nearly five years 'ate rats' to survive

The men – from China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Taiwan – were captured by Somali pirates in 2012.

# somalia - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Suicide car bomb targets Somalian hotel

The attack was claimed by Shabaab jihadists.

# somalia - Monday 7 March, 2016

Over 150 killed in drone strike in Somalia - US officials

The Pentagon has said that it has hit an al-Sheebab training camp where a “large-scale” attack was being planned.

# somalia - Thursday 4 February, 2016

One passenger confirmed missing after blast rips hole in airplane

There are reports that a man was sucked out of the hole in the plane.

# somalia - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Man 'sucked out of plane' after explosion

The pilot said he thought the blast was caused by a bomb.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

# somalia - Friday 22 January, 2016

At least 19 dead after bomb blast in Somalian seaside resort

After a huge explosion, gunmen burst into the restaurant yesterday evening as diners were sitting down for their evening meal.

# somalia - Friday 25 December, 2015

Another country has banned Christmas

The move comes out of fear of Islamist attacks.

# somalia - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Islamic State militants say they've struck the US for the first time Texas Shooting This post contains videos

Islamic State militants say they've struck the US for the first time

The group says the US will see ‘the soldiers of the Islamic State do terrible things’.

# somalia - Thursday 2 April, 2015

147 killed after gunmen stage pre-dawn attack on Kenyan university

The masked gunmen stormed the university in the northeastern town of Garissa as students were sleeping.

# somalia - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Column: The forgotten crises that don't make the evening news still deserve our attention

In marking the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we should also look to conflicts in Central African Republic and South Sudan, writes Joe Costello TD.

# somalia - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Column: 'It was done one day without warning' – a terrifying story of genital mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation involves partial or total removal of the external female genitalia with the aim of reducing a women’s enjoyment of sex. This abominable practise must be stopped, writes David Dalton.

# somalia - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Clampdown on Somali pirates leads to 40 per cent drop in incidents worldwide

15 incidents were attributed to Somali pirates last year — down from 237 in 2011.

# somalia - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year

New security measures take effect – but there are still “suspicious approaches” to ships.

# somalia - Monday 4 November, 2013

Four charged by Kenyan court over Westgate mall attack

The men were charged with supporting a terrorist group, although none are accused of being the gunmen involved in the attack.

# somalia - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Britney Spears' music is being used to scare away Somali pirates It's Britney Pirates

Britney Spears' music is being used to scare away Somali pirates

Apparently they really can’t stand her.

# somalia - Monday 14 October, 2013

Notorious Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' nabbed in undercover operation

The pirate, Mohamed Abdi Hassan, was arrested after going to sign what he thought was a movie contract.

# somalia - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Raids show terrorists "can run but they can't hide" --- John Kerry

US forces captured a suspect in the 1988 US embassy bombings during a raid in Libya. Another raid, targeting a militant in Somalia, was aborted after a gun battle.

US stages raids targeting Islamist leaders in Africa

A Libyan militant suspected in the 1998 US embassy bombings was captured by US forces. A leader of the Shabab group was targeted in southern Somalia in a second raid.

# somalia - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Doctors ‘run out of coffins’ on tragic Italian island

More than 130 people drowned in the horrific tragedy as doctors say they have run out of coffins.

# somalia - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff

After 22 years of work, MSF blames civilians leaders’ tolerance of these abuses.

# somalia - Friday 5 July, 2013

From The42 Drought, famine, conflict or a combination of all 3 - Madigan visits Somali refugee camp Helping Hand

Drought, famine, conflict or a combination of all 3 - Madigan visits Somali refugee camp

The Leinster and Ireland star was joined by club captain Leo Cullen on a trip to a teeming refugee camp in Ethiopia.

# somalia - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

One person became a refugee every four seconds last year

Over one million people fled across international borders last year with 6.5 million displaced in their own home countries.

# somalia - Friday 3 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Women 'embarrassed' after dressing as pirates to meet former Somali hostage Aaaargh This post contains videos

Women 'embarrassed' after dressing as pirates to meet former Somali hostage

“There he was delivering this harrowing story about how he was held hostage and feared for his life, and we were all sitting there dressed as Captain Hook.”

# somalia - Sunday 14 April, 2013

16 dead following al-Shabab attack in Somalia's main court complex

The preliminary death includes all nine attackers.

# somalia - Friday 29 March, 2013

9 striking photos from some of the worst crises of the past 40 years

From famine in North Korea to the genocide in Rwanda, these photographs offer an insight into global crises – and how the world has dealt with them.

# somalia - Monday 18 February, 2013

Danish brothers charged with plotting terror attack

Two brothers with links to Somalia’s Islamist Shebab rebels have been formally charged over suspicions of plotting a terror attack.

# somalia - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Captors kill hostage in Somalia during French raid

The hostage, known as Denis Allex, had been captured in 2009.

# somalia - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Shebab Islamists abandon last stronghold in Somalia

Kismayu has been a vital lifeline for the Shebab in their five year revolt against African Union and Somali government troops.

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