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#Somalia

# somalia - Monday 3 February, 2020

National emergency declared in Somalia over locust infestation
# National Crisis
# National Crisis

National emergency declared in Somalia over locust infestation

Feb 3rd 2020, 10:52 AM 24,385 Views 25 Comments

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
# Mogadishu
# Mogadishu

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

Dec 28th 2019, 1:03 PM 14,697 Views 14 Comments

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
# Kismayo
# Kismayo

Election candidate among 26 people killed in attack on Somalia hotel

Jul 13th 2019, 3:37 PM 9,957 Views 1 Comment

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
# Somalia
# Somalia

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

Dec 19th 2017, 8:06 AM 10,388 Views 16 Comments

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
# Somalia
# Somalia

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

Oct 15th 2017, 6:07 PM 19,520 Views 26 Comments

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
# Mogadishu
# Mogadishu

At least 20 people killed in Somalia truck bombing

Oct 14th 2017, 6:48 PM 6,179 Views 7 Comments

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
# Pizza House
# Pizza House

Eleven people killed as gunmen hold hostages at Somali city restaurant

Jun 14th 2017, 10:08 PM 9,432 Views 5 Comments

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
# Somalia
# Somalia

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

May 5th 2017, 11:45 AM 10,678 Views 20 Comments

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
# Famine
# Famine

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

Mar 11th 2017, 7:52 AM 10,682 Views 48 Comments

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
# Somalia
# Somalia

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

Jan 29th 2017, 1:12 PM 35,838 Views 113 Comments

“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
# Mogadishu
# Mogadishu

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

Nov 26th 2016, 1:26 PM 5,920 Views 10 Comments

The death toll is likely to rise.

# somalia - Monday 24 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 24th 2016, 1:01 PM 27,038 Views 13 Comments

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
# Suicide Car Bomber
# Suicide Car Bomber

Suicide car bomb targets Somalian hotel

Aug 30th 2016, 12:00 PM 4,781 Views 16 Comments

The attack was claimed by Shabaab jihadists.

# somalia - Monday 7 March, 2016

Over 150 killed in drone strike in Somalia - US officials
# Islamic Extremists
# Islamic Extremists

Over 150 killed in drone strike in Somalia - US officials

Mar 7th 2016, 5:39 PM 16,315 Views 60 Comments

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
# Somalia
# Somalia

One passenger confirmed missing after blast rips hole in airplane

Feb 4th 2016, 4:11 PM 18,855 Views 25 Comments

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
# Somalia
# Somalia

Man 'sucked out of plane' after explosion

Feb 3rd 2016, 11:41 PM 51,148 Views 86 Comments

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

# somalia - Friday 22 January, 2016

At least 19 dead after bomb blast in Somalian seaside resort
# Shebab
# Shebab

At least 19 dead after bomb blast in Somalian seaside resort

Jan 22nd 2016, 7:53 AM 7,820 Views 17 Comments

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
# Bah Humbug
# Bah Humbug

Another country has banned Christmas

Dec 25th 2015, 7:10 AM 26,914 Views 67 Comments

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
# Texas Shooting

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

May 5th 2015, 12:36 PM 21,066 Views 116 Comments

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
# Massacre
# Massacre

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

Apr 2nd 2015, 9:45 PM 42,712 Views 149 Comments

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
# Poverty
# Poverty

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

Apr 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 26 Views 18 Comments

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
# Violence Against Girls
# Violence Against Girls

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

Feb 6th 2014, 7:00 AM 1,573 Views 61 Comments

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
# Shipping
# Shipping

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

Jan 15th 2014, 7:45 PM 9,954 Views 23 Comments

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
# High Seas
# High Seas

Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year

Dec 15th 2013, 5:00 PM 13,706 Views 19 Comments

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
# Kenya
# Kenya

Four charged by Kenyan court over Westgate mall attack

Nov 4th 2013, 4:05 PM 3,884 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 29th 2013, 2:06 PM 1,825 Views 2 Comments

Apparently they really can’t stand her.

# somalia - Monday 14 October, 2013

Notorious Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' nabbed in undercover operation
# Brussels
# Brussels

Notorious Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' nabbed in undercover operation

Oct 14th 2013, 6:00 PM 12,928 Views 37 Comments

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 Raids
# Us Raids

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

Oct 6th 2013, 2:05 PM 5,892 Views 74 Comments

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
# Counterterrorism
# Counterterrorism

US stages raids targeting Islamist leaders in Africa

Oct 6th 2013, 8:03 AM 5,652 Views 61 Comments

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
# Lampedusa
# Lampedusa

Doctors ‘run out of coffins’ on tragic Italian island

Oct 3rd 2013, 10:44 PM 17,890 Views 10 Comments

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
# Medecins Sans Frontieres
# Medecins Sans Frontieres

Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff

Aug 14th 2013, 1:21 PM 4,024 Views 17 Comments

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

# somalia - Friday 5 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 5th 2013, 12:00 PM 5,017 Views 10 Comments

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
# Refugees
# Refugees

One person became a refugee every four seconds last year

Jun 19th 2013, 8:01 AM 3,044 Views 49 Comments

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

Women 'embarrassed' after dressing as pirates to meet former Somali hostage
# Aaaargh
From The Daily Edge
# Aaaargh

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

May 3rd 2013, 10:52 AM 20,559 Views 27 Comments

“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
# Mogadishu
# Mogadishu

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

Apr 14th 2013, 5:45 PM 3,398 Views 28 Comments

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
# Aid
# Aid

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

Mar 29th 2013, 7:11 PM 19,578 Views 25 Comments

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
# Denmark
# Denmark

Danish brothers charged with plotting terror attack

Feb 18th 2013, 9:47 PM 8,256 Views 21 Comments

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
# Rescue Attempt
# Rescue Attempt

Captors kill hostage in Somalia during French raid

Jan 12th 2013, 10:53 AM 6,452 Views 11 Comments

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

# somalia - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Shebab Islamists abandon last stronghold in Somalia
# Somalia
# Somalia

Shebab Islamists abandon last stronghold in Somalia

Sep 29th 2012, 3:03 PM 3,472 Views 8 Comments

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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