Dublin: 9 °C Friday 22 September, 2023

# Somalia

This year
Six civilians killed in Somalia hotel siege
It ended at around 2am after a fierce gunfight between security forces and militants.
Last year
At least four dead in hotel siege in Somalia's capital Mogadishu
Al-Shabaab, a militant group affiliated with Al-Qaeda, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
At least 100 people killed by two car bombings in Somalian capital
The president, prime minister and other senior officials were meeting to discuss efforts to combat violent extremism.
At least four dead in Somalia hotel attack by Al-Qaeda-linked group
A booby-trapped car rammed the entrance of Hotel Tawakal this morning
Coveney responds to Tommy Tiernan's criticisms of Irish Govt's overseas development shortfalls
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney says next week’s budget will see a significant increase in the overseas aid budget.
Death toll in Somalia hotel siege climbs to 21
21 people have died and 117 have been wounded in the assault that began on Friday evening and lasted over a day.
All time
National emergency declared in Somalia over locust infestation
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
Mayor Omar Mohamud Mohamed said that university students were among those killed.
Election candidate among 26 people killed in attack on Somalia hotel
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
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
Doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims following the blast, many burned beyond recognition.
At least 20 people killed in Somalia truck bombing
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
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
Three members of the auditor-general’s security team have been arrested.
World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official
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
“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
The death toll is likely to rise.
Sailors held hostage for nearly five years 'ate rats' to survive
The men – from China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Taiwan – were captured by Somali pirates in 2012.
Suicide car bomb targets Somalian hotel
The attack was claimed by Shabaab jihadists.
Over 150 killed in drone strike in Somalia - US officials
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
There are reports that a man was sucked out of the hole in the plane.
Man 'sucked out of plane' after explosion
The pilot said he thought the blast was caused by a bomb.
At least 19 dead after bomb blast in Somalian seaside resort
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
The move comes out of fear of Islamist attacks.
Islamic State militants say they've struck the US for the first time
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
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
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
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
15 incidents were attributed to Somali pirates last year — down from 237 in 2011.
Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year
New security measures take effect – but there are still “suspicious approaches” to ships.
Four charged by Kenyan court over Westgate mall attack
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
Apparently they really can’t stand her.
Notorious Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' nabbed in undercover operation
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
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
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
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
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
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
Over one million people fled across international borders last year with 6.5 million displaced in their own home countries.