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From TheJournal.ie Ethiopia's long-time ruler Meles Zenawi dies aged 57 Ethiopia

Ethiopia's long-time ruler Meles Zenawi dies aged 57

Zenawi was an ally of the US in its counter-terrorism fight but his leadership raised many human rights concerns. He won his last election two years ago with 99 per cent of the vote.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to provide €3 million in vital aid to Somalia Aid

Ireland to provide €3 million in vital aid to Somalia

Eamon Gilmore announced the funding during a trip to the capital Mogadishu today.

From The42 Running from war: Somali athletes defeat hardship for shot at glory Spirit

Running from war: Somali athletes defeat hardship for shot at glory

From Mogadishu, the road to the London Olympics is fraught with more uncertainty than most.

From TheJournal.ie Aid workers kidnapped in Kenya safely released Kenya

Aid workers kidnapped in Kenya safely released

The four were working with the Norwegian Refugee Council when they were abducted and one of their colleagues was killed during an ambush last week.

From TheJournal.ie Grenade and gun attacks on Kenyan churches kill 10 Kenya

Grenade and gun attacks on Kenyan churches kill 10

Two churches were targeted in what officials believe were attacks mounted by Somali militants.

From TheJournal.ie Al-Qaeda affiliate offers 10 camels as bounty on Obama Reward

Al-Qaeda affiliate offers 10 camels as bounty on Obama

The Somalian group also offered up 10 hens and 10 roosters for Hillary Clinton.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie EU carries out air strikes on Somali pirates Piracy

EU carries out air strikes on Somali pirates

Attack helicopters took part in the attacks early this morning along the coastline of Somalia.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report Death Penalty This post contains videos

China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report

A new report says that the number of countries who have the death penalty is declining but there has been a surge in the number of executions in the Middle East.

From TheJournal.ie Kidnapped British woman freed by Somali pirates Free

Kidnapped British woman freed by Somali pirates

Judith Tebbutt and her husband David were kidnapped in September. David was killed during the attack – a fact Judith, who spent six months in captivity, did not find out until weeks after.

From TheJournal.ie Two hostages dead after pirates hijack ship off Somali coast Somali Pirates

Two hostages dead after pirates hijack ship off Somali coast

The Danish warship had been following the hijacked vessel for several days before attempting to board it.

From TheJournal.ie World leaders threaten sanctions over Somalia Somalia

World leaders threaten sanctions over Somalia

Those who hamper the troubled state’s political progress will face serious sanctions, leaders attending today’s major international conference in London warned.

From TheJournal.ie ‘For children in Somalia, nowhere is safe’ – HRW report Child Soldiers This post contains videos

‘For children in Somalia, nowhere is safe’ – HRW report

The rights group has criticised all sides of the Somali conflict of recruiting child soldiers and failing to adequately protect children.

From TheJournal.ie UN: Somali famine is over, but action still needed Somalia

UN: Somali famine is over, but action still needed

The UN said that long-awaited rains, coupled with substantial agricultural inputs and the humanitarian response are the main reasons for the improvement.

From TheJournal.ie Praise for Special Forces after Somalia hostage rescue Rescue

Praise for Special Forces after Somalia hostage rescue

Two hostages – a man from Denmark and an American woman – were freed after the operation.

From TheJournal.ie Bomb attack targets packed refugee camp in Somali capital Somalia

Bomb attack targets packed refugee camp in Somali capital

Two people have died in the explosion which occurred shortly after a UN and media visit.

From TheJournal.ie Failure to respond led to thousands of needless deaths in Africa - aid agencies Famine

Failure to respond led to thousands of needless deaths in Africa - aid agencies

“Many donors wanted proof of a humanitarian catastrophe before acting to prevent one” – Oxfam, Save the Children.

From TheJournal.ie MSF "deeply shocked" by staff killings Somalia

MSF "deeply shocked" by staff killings

The staff members were killed in Mogadishu yesterday. MSF has said today that some staff members are to be relocated from the compound there for security reasons.

From TheJournal.ie Two Doctors Without Borders staff "shot by fellow employee" Somalia

Two Doctors Without Borders staff "shot by fellow employee"

The incident involved a disgruntled former employee and took place in the Somali capital of Mogadishu today.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011

Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised for humanitarian work after Somali militants ban aid agencies Somalia

Concerns raised for humanitarian work after Somali militants ban aid agencies

UNICEF says it fears for the lives of malnourished children who have been receiving food from its workers, who have been banned by al-Shabab fighters.

From TheJournal.ie Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies Somalia

Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies

The Islamist group has banned Concern, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and UNHCR – amongst others – from operating in the country, where 250,000 people face the immediate risk of starvation.

From TheJournal.ie Ethiopian troops spotted in Somalia: report Somalia

Ethiopian troops spotted in Somalia: report

Has Ethiopia followed Kenya in sending its troops to tackle Somali insurgents?

From TheJournal.ie Kenya warns of 'Al Shabab donkeys' in Somalia Al Shabab Donkeys This post contains images

Kenya warns of 'Al Shabab donkeys' in Somalia

Tensions on the Kenya-Somalia border follows a spate of recent kidnappings and the imposition of a Kenyan military force in the region.

From TheJournal.ie Somali gunmen kidnap US, Danish aid workers Somalia

Somali gunmen kidnap US, Danish aid workers

The two colleagues work for a Danish organisation which works to remove unexploded mines.

From TheJournal.ie France to supply troops fighting Somalia militants Kenya

France to supply troops fighting Somalia militants

But French authorities have denied reports that French naval vessels had carried out attacks near an al-Shabab stronghold.

From TheJournal.ie 14 injured in grenade attack at Kenyan nightclub Kenya This post contains videos

14 injured in grenade attack at Kenyan nightclub

Kenyan police say they believe Somali militant group al-Shabab is behind the attack, which comes after the group’s recent warning of “bloody battles” which would endanger the lives of civilians.

From TheJournal.ie Al-Shabab display bodies of African Union peacekeepers Somalia

Al-Shabab display bodies of African Union peacekeepers

The fighters displayed around 70 bodies of the troops after a battle in Mogadishu yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Frenchwoman abducted in Kenya dies weeks after kidnapping Hostage

Frenchwoman abducted in Kenya dies weeks after kidnapping

The 66-year-old woman was taken from her rented house on a Kenyan island earlier this month by suspected Somali militants.

From TheJournal.ie Car bomb hits Somali capital Mogadishu Somalia

Car bomb hits Somali capital Mogadishu

This is the second bombing in Mogadishu in the past month. People have been leaving the city in droves (pictured) in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Kenyan military is moved into Somalia Somalia

Kenyan military is moved into Somalia

The move comes after a spate of abductions in Kenya that are suspected to involve Somalia’s al-Shabab militants.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Vehicle found during search for Spanish aid workers Abducted

Vehicle found during search for Spanish aid workers

The MSF employees were kidnapped from the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya by gunmen believed to be part of Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In tonight’s Fix: The latest in the Áras race; sparks fly between RTÉ and TV3; and can we tell what babies are thinking?

From TheJournal.ie Pirates attack Italian ship near Somalian coast Pirates

Pirates attack Italian ship near Somalian coast

Some 23 crew members were aboard the vessel, which was reportedly attacked by five armed men.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: All the latest from #Aras11 ahead of tonight’s debate; why the Universal Social Charge has been good for the government; and has Robbie Williams left Take That?

From TheJournal.ie Mogadishu bomb attack kills 70 people Explosion

Mogadishu bomb attack kills 70 people

“It is the most awful tragedy I have ever seen,” a doctor dealing with the stream of maimed and dead being brought to hospital in Mogadishu has told the media.