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# somalia - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Somali pirates receive life in jail for fatal hijacking

Four American citizens were killed earlier this year after their yacht was hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Oman.

# somalia - Sunday 2 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In this evening’s fix: the latest from the presidential campaign trail and the Sinn Féin/Fine Gael war of words, 700 arrested in New York, and an early Halloween fright…

Suspected pirates take Frenchwoman from Kenya to Somalia

Kenyan and French authorities are working to free Marie Dedieu from her captors in Somalia. She was abducted amid a shoot-out on the sea yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you should known this morning…

# somalia - Friday 23 September, 2011

Ireland increases aid for Horn of Africa famine victims

The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced a further €1 million in support for famine victims, while Bono has joined a group of celebrities calling for more action.

# somalia - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Inside Somalia: How violence is trapping the starving

As the Somali government bans foreign aid workers from militant-controlled areas for their safety, the situation deteriorates for the famine-stricken explains Oxfam’s PRO in Somalia.

# somalia - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Somali children given guns and grenades in radio contest

Islamist group al-Shabab gave the prizes to children aged between ten and 17 after testing them on their knowledge of the Koran.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Two arrests over Meath drugs haul, fears for hundreds of jobs at Aviva, how hurling is now a ‘foreign game’, and proof that death and taxes really are certainties in life…

# somalia - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Somali government bans foreign workers from delivering aid

The Somali government has placed a ban on foreign aid workers delivering food to dying citizens in militant-contolled areas.

# somalia - Sunday 11 September, 2011

British man killed and wife kidnapped in northern Kenya

It was not known if the attackers came from neighboring Somalia, where pirates often prey on foreigners, or if they were Kenyans.

# somalia - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Danish family kidnapped over six months ago released by Somali pirates

The family, including three teenagers, and two crew members were kidnapped by pirates as they sailed in the Indian Ocean – a piracy hotspot.

# somalia - Monday 5 September, 2011

750,000 Somalis now at risk of death from famine - UN Horn Of Africa This post contains images

750,000 Somalis now at risk of death from famine - UN

The UN says a fourth region in southern Somalia is now suffering from famine – meaning half of the south is now in crisis.

# somalia - Friday 19 August, 2011

Column: Some of the malnourished children have bodies so swollen they look about to burst

A Somali coordinator for Medecins Sans Frontieres tells the story of the forgotten tens of thousands trapped and starving to death within Somalia’s war-torn districts.

# somalia - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

UN: Ten children dying each day at Somali refugee camp

Child mortality at a camp in Ethiopia has reached an “alarming” level, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

# somalia - Monday 15 August, 2011

WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia

Families at makeshift camps say that once photographers leave, they are forced to hand over their food aid.

All sides to blame in Somali disaster, says human rights group

In its latest report, Human Rights Watch says that government troops,

# somalia - Sunday 14 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# somalia - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Second airlift of Irish aid reaches the Horn of Africa

Irish Aid has delivered aid worth €8.2 million to the region. Meanwhile aid agency GOAL has criticised the UN for “reluctance” to provide peacekeepers, and has said the “international community “has no stomach to tackle terrorists”.

Somali children reportedly recruited by extremists

The United Nations has warned that children are being targeted for recruitment by the Somali militant group who are working to overthrow the country’s unstable government.

# somalia - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

World Food Programme begins airlifting food to East Africa

The WFP is sending 800 metric tons of emergency aid to the region, where 12 million people are suffering from hunger.

# somalia - Monday 8 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

In today’s fix: Obama says ‘yes we cAAAn’, more violence in London, picture emerges of Norway’s killer polar bear, and the man who’s gone back to his desk job, after being president of Somalia

# somalia - Friday 5 August, 2011

Seven shot dead during food distribution in Mogadishu

Reports from Somalia say that seven people died after looting broke out at a World Food Programme distribution point in the capital.

29,000 children 'killed by Somalia famine'

The crisis in Somalia is worsening, with three new regions declared famine zones.

# somalia - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Somali refugees moved as camps overflow

The UN has begun to move people to into extended camps as the numbers of refugees swell – while aid agencies appeal for continued support to help battle the crisis.

# somalia - Saturday 30 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Every evening, brings you a round-up of the day’s main news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Column: Here’s the real problem with the world economy

In Ireland and other similar countries, we worry about spending too much. Many people don’t have that luxury, writes economist Ronan Lyons.

UN warns famine will spread in Somalia

Somali militant have been preventing aid from reaching parts of the country suffering serious food crisis amid major regional drought.

# somalia - Thursday 28 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: War of words in Ronan Kerr inquiry, priest apologises for comparing Taoiseach to Hitler, and new details emerge of Anders Behring Breivik’s arrest…

Column: The UN must brave up to terrorists to get aid to Somalia Opinion This post contains images

Column: The UN must brave up to terrorists to get aid to Somalia

Charity GOAL’s chief executive John O’Shea says that while agencies are trying to help refugees flooding out of Somalia, some four million people are trapped inside and facing death.

# somalia - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Government may ban smoking in cars, man charged over assault on Irishman in Canberra, and the fishy tale of some Christchurch quake survivors…

# somalia - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In today’s fix: Thursday election decision criticised, farewell to Tipperary North and South, and some politicians have a spot of bother with the birds…

First consignment of Irish aid to reach Somalia tomorrow

Officials have warned that 800,000 children could die across the Horn of Africa, with the worst affected country being drought-ravaged Somalia.

Irish colonel to head EU training of Somali security forces

The training will take place in Uganda and also involves the cooperation of the United Nations, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Uganda and the United States of America.

# somalia - Monday 25 July, 2011

UN launches urgent appeal for donor help in East Africa

Some mothers have had to make the “horrifying choice of saving the strongest” of their children while leaving the weakest behind to die as starving families make the long, desperate trek to refugee camps, says the UN.

# somalia - Friday 22 July, 2011

Nearly 800,000 children in Somalia face immediate death Somalia This post contains videos

Nearly 800,000 children in Somalia face immediate death

Concern video shows extent of humanitarian crisis in refugee camps as militants threatening to ban return of aid agencies not already on the ground.

# somalia - Thursday 21 July, 2011

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'It is much worse than people realise': Mary Robinson visits Somalia

Such is the extent of the famine in parts of Somalia the US is to aid parts of the country controlled by Al-Shabab.

# somalia - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning: fears of more abuse victims in Donegal, Vatican denies telling Bishops to keep quiet on Cloyne, and the controversial t-shirt removed from a Sinn Féin website…

UN declares famine in parts of Somalia

It is the first time famine has been declared in the region in 19 years amid the worst drought in six decades.

# somalia - Monday 18 July, 2011

Mary Robinson in drought stricken Horn of Africa

The former president’s visit comes nearly 20 years after her first trip to Somalia to highlight the crisis there.