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National emergency declared in Somalia over locust infestation
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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.

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

Election candidate among 26 people killed in attack on Somalia hotel
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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.

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

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

At least 20 people killed in Somalia truck bombing
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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.

Eleven people killed as gunmen hold hostages at Somali city restaurant
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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.

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

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official
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World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

Mar 11th 2017, 7:52 AM 10,680 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Jan 29th 2017, 1:12 PM 35,838 Views 115 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 24th 2016, 1:01 PM 27,038 Views 15 Comments

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

Suicide car bomb targets Somalian hotel
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Suicide car bomb targets Somalian hotel

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

The attack was claimed by Shabaab jihadists.

Over 150 killed in drone strike in Somalia - US officials
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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.

One passenger confirmed missing after blast rips hole in airplane
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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.

Man 'sucked out of plane' after explosion
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Man 'sucked out of plane' after explosion

Feb 3rd 2016, 11:41 PM 51,146 Views 86 Comments

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

At least 19 dead after bomb blast in Somalian seaside resort
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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.

Another country has banned Christmas
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Another country has banned Christmas

Dec 25th 2015, 7:10 AM 26,914 Views 66 Comments

The move comes out of fear of Islamist attacks.

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

May 5th 2015, 12:36 PM 21,065 Views 116 Comments

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

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

Apr 2nd 2015, 9:45 PM 42,711 Views 149 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 6th 2014, 7:00 AM 1,571 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.

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

Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year
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Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year

Dec 15th 2013, 5:00 PM 13,701 Views 19 Comments

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

Four charged by Kenyan court over Westgate mall attack
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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.

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

Oct 29th 2013, 2:06 PM 1,821 Views 2 Comments

Apparently they really can’t stand her.

Notorious Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' nabbed in undercover operation
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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.

Raids show terrorists "can run but they can't hide" --- John Kerry
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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
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US stages raids targeting Islamist leaders in Africa

Oct 6th 2013, 8:03 AM 5,651 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.

Doctors ‘run out of coffins’ on tragic Italian island
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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.

Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff
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Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff

Aug 14th 2013, 1:21 PM 4,023 Views 17 Comments

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

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

One person became a refugee every four seconds last year
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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.

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

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

Apr 14th 2013, 5:45 PM 3,397 Views 28 Comments

The preliminary death includes all nine attackers.

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

Danish brothers charged with plotting terror attack
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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.

Captors kill hostage in Somalia during French raid
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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.

Shebab Islamists abandon last stronghold in Somalia
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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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