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# Somalia
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.
# east africa
'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.
# east africa
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.
# east africa
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.
# east africa
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
# east africa
"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
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.
# Drought
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.
# Africa
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.
# Daily Fix
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
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.
# Somalia
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.
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.
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.
# Libya
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.
# Piracy
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.
# Pirates
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
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.
# Pirates
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.
# Pirates
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
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
# Piracy
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.
# Somali Pirates
British couple kidnapped by Somalis return home
Paul and Rachel Chandler come home after 13 months in captivity at the hands of Somali pirates.
# Corruption
Russia ranked as most corrupt G20 country in latest index
Transparency International says Somalia is the world’s most corrupt country – again.
# Somalia
Bomb attack on Somali airport
# Somali Islamists
Mortar attack kills 4 peacekeepers
Four Ugandan peacekeepers have died following Somali Islamist group al-Shabab mortaring the presidential palace.
# Somalia
Somali suicide blast kills 31
# Somalia
11 killed in Somali explosion