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# somalia - Sunday 17 July, 2011

After two years UN aid delivered to Islamist areas of Somalia

It’s the first time aid has been delivered to some parts of the country in two years

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning: Rehn backs us on the bailout, early details of the next Budget, and the high-octane thrills of snail racing…

# somalia - Thursday 14 July, 2011

"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis East Africa This post contains images

"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis

A photo-essay from Oxfam in Ethiopia and a first-hand account from a Concern worker in Somalia paint a stark picture of the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in 60 years.

# somalia - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

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In pictures: A photo essay from war-torn Somalia

Striking images from Somalia, where the worst drought in the region for 60 years is affecting some 7 million people.

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Militants lift aid ban to help Somalia drought victims

The powerful Islamist group Al-Shabab had previously placed a ban on aid from non-Muslim agencies to Somalia.

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Aid agencies seek urgent help to counter Africa's worst drought in decades

Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are close to yet another famine, after their driest period in around 60 years.

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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# somalia - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# somalia - Saturday 11 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In the Saturday news Fix: Nuns says they will participate in any Magdalene inquiry; Al Qaeda’s top man in East Africa is dead; the lowdown on The Palin Emails’; and meet Debbie, she really likes cats.

Al Qaeda chief in East Africa said to have been killed in Somalia

Fazul Abdullah Muhammad, thought to be responsible for the 1998 US embassy bombings, was killed in Mogadishu earlier this week it was reported today.

Somali minister killed in suicide bomb attack by niece

The militant group linked to al-Qaeda, al Shabab, has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack which is believed to have been carried out by the interior minister’s teenage niece.

# somalia - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Calls for restraint after four die in Yemen protests

The United Nations has held emergency meetings over the deteriorating situation in Yemen, after four more people were killed in clashes between anti-government demonstrators and security forces.

# somalia - Friday 15 April, 2011

Somali pirates take multi-million dollar ransom - but keep hostages

Pirate group deviates from own practice of ransom-then-release in retaliation for the Indian navy’s arrest of over 100 pirates.

# somalia - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Gaddafi 'must' remain as leader to prevent power vacuum

Col Gaddafi’s spokesman has described the leader as a “unifying” figure – and said that he ought to oversee any political reform in Libya in order to avoid a power vacuum occurring in the country.

# somalia - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Somali pirates sentenced to life by US court after attacking navy ship

Harshest sentencing to date for maritime piracy follows last year’s attack on a US naval ship in the Indian Ocean.

# somalia - Monday 14 March, 2011

Indian navy captures 61 pirates in Arabian Sea

A hijacked fishing boat from Mozambique is reclaimed after Indian ships exchange gunfire, a military statement says.

# somalia - Friday 4 March, 2011

More than 50 peacekeepers killed in Somalia fighting

African Union peacekeepers have been fighting insurgents linked to Al-Qaeda in the war torn African country.

# somalia - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Danish family and crew snatched by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean

The incident happened last week but the Danish government has only announced it now as they attempt to rescue the captured family and their crew.

# somalia - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

Pirates kill four American hostages on hijacked yacht

Four US citizens who were taken hostage off the coast of Oman last Friday have been killed by their captors.

# somalia - Monday 21 February, 2011

Suicide car bomb kills six in Mogadishu

At least half a dozen people, including children, have been killed in a suicide attack in the Somali capital

# somalia - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Piracy hits new record in 2010, with over 1100 hostages

Increased maritime patrols haven’t hampered pirates from kidnapping a record number of people off the Somali coast.

# somalia - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

British couple kidnapped by Somalis return home

Paul and Rachel Chandler come home after 13 months in captivity at the hands of Somali pirates.

# somalia - Wednesday 27 October, 2010

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Russia ranked as most corrupt G20 country in latest index

Transparency International says Somalia is the world’s most corrupt country – again.

# somalia - Thursday 9 September, 2010

A BOMB ATTACK AT MOGADISHU Airport in Somalia has killed eight people. African Union security officers told AFP that a suicide car bomb exploded at the main entrance, which is usually guarded by AU troops. A second bomb exploded inside the airport compound. The fatalities include AU soldiers. Yesterday, Somalia’s interim government said it expects a surge in Islamist rebel attacks as the month of Ramadan ends.

# somalia - Tuesday 31 August, 2010

Mortar attack kills 4 peacekeepers

Four Ugandan peacekeepers have died following Somali Islamist group al-Shabab mortaring the presidential palace.

# somalia - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

AT LEAST 31 PEOPLE have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in Somali, including a number of Somali politicians. Members of militant group al-Shabab disguised themselves as government workers to attack the Muna Hotel. Al-Shabab, which has been linked to al-Qaeda, recently declared a “massive, final” war against “invaders”, the African Union troops deployed to Somalia to support government forces.

# somalia - Sunday 22 August, 2010

AN EXPLOSION in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has killed 11 people. Most of the dead are Islamists militants, who are thought to have died when a car bomb malfunctioned, going off prematurely. Over 21,000 Somalis have been killed since an insurgency against the western-backed government began in 2007.