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Somalia: Country in the Horn of Africa
Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia is a sovereign country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Guardafui Channel and Somali Sea to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. The country claims a border with Djibouti through the disputed territory of Somaliland. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa's mainland, and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains, and highlands. Climatically, hot conditions prevail year-round, with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall.

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Nine injured in Somali bombing flown to Turkey for treatment

Nine people injured in a bomb attack on Saturday in Somalia, including three Turkish nationals, were being flown to Turkey on Tuesday for medical treatment, Turkey's ambassador to Mogadishu said.
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says Somalia has invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas: NTV

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Somalia had invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas, after Ankara signed a maritime agreement with Libya last year, broadcaster NTV reported.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Somalia


Locust swarms threatens East Africa's crops [Video]Locust swarms threatens East Africa's crops

Plague threatens regional food supplies, as swarm cross from neighbouring Somalia, Ethiopia into Kenya.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

Kenya school attacked by al-Shabab, several children killed [Video]Kenya school attacked by al-Shabab, several children killed

Suspected al-Shabab fighters attacked a primary school in Garissa county near the border with Somalia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Al Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Somalia blast [Video]Al Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Somalia blast

Islamist group al Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people over the weekend while Somalia said a foreign government that it did not identify..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Somalia attack: Turkey treats, airlifts wounded to its hospitals [Video]Somalia attack: Turkey treats, airlifts wounded to its hospitals

Somali president blames al-Shabab armed group for Saturday attack after truck detonates at checkpoint.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published

Mogadishu blast: Turkey sends doctors, medical aid to Somalia [Video]Mogadishu blast: Turkey sends doctors, medical aid to Somalia

Mogadishu blast: Turkey sends doctors, medical aid to Somalia

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:00Published

Truck bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia capital kills at least 79 [Video]Truck bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia capital kills at least 79

Truck bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia capital kills at least 79

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:00Published

Somalia attack : rush-hour car bomb kills at least 79 in Mogadishu [Video]Somalia attack : rush-hour car bomb kills at least 79 in Mogadishu

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Somalia explosion : car bomb attack in Mogadishu [Video]Somalia explosion : car bomb attack in Mogadishu

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Somalia blast: 'Most of those killed were students' [Video]Somalia blast: 'Most of those killed were students'

A bomb blast has killed dozens of people and injured many others in Somalia in one of the worst attacks in years.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:20Published

At least 90 killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast [Video]At least 90 killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast

An explosion at a bustling checkpoint in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday (December 28) killed at least 90 people and wounded dozens, an ambulance service official said, the latest in a string..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:42Published

Deadly car bomb in Somali capital [Video]Deadly car bomb in Somali capital

At least 60 people have been killed in a car bomb blast at a busy security check-point in Somalia's capital. Police captain Mohamed Hussein said the blast targeted a tax collection centre during the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

Dozens killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack: Police [Video]Dozens killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack: Police

Large plume of black smoke seen above Somali capital as some 100 people, including children, rushed to hospitals.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Somalia tackles plague of locusts — by frying and serving them with rice [Video]Somalia tackles plague of locusts — by frying and serving them with rice

Somalia tackles plague of locusts — by frying and serving them with rice

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:03Published

 

Car bomb attack wounds Turkish contractors, police near Somali capital

Somali insurgents linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a car bombing on Saturday that wounded at least 15 people in Afgoye, northwest of the capital Mogadishu.
Reuters - Published

Car bomb targeting Turkish contractors explodes in town outside Somali capital: police

A car bomb targeting group of Turkish contractors exploded on Saturday in Afgoye northwest of the Somali capital, police said.
Reuters - Published

Three teachers killed in suspected militant attack near Kenya's Somalia border: police

Three teachers were killed near Kenya's border with Somalia in a suspected attack by al Shabaab militants early on Monday, police said, in what appeared to be the latest in a string of assaults by the..
Reuters - Published

Three teachers killed near Kenya's Somalia border in a suspected militant attack: police

Three teachers were killed in Kenya near the country's border with Somalia in a suspected attack by al Shabaab militants, a police report seen by Reuters said on Monday, in what would be the latest..
Reuters - Published

Islamist group al Shabaab claims Somalia bomb attack that killed three

Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it was responsible for a bomb blast on Wednesday near the presidential palace and other government buildings in Somalia's capital Mogadishu that city authorities..
Reuters - Published

Somalia bomb attack wounds 11

A bomb exploded at a busy junction in Mogadishu on Wednesday, wounding at least 11 people, the head of the rescue service in the Somali capital said.
Reuters - Published

Loud explosion heard in Somalia's Mogadishu at a busy junction

A loud explosion went off in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday at a busy junction near buildings which house several government offices, witnesses said.
Reuters - Published

Four Kenyan school children killed in al Shabaab attack on telecom mast

Four Kenyan school children were killed in a gunfight on Tuesday between police and al Shabaab militants from Somalia who attacked a telecommunications mast in the third such deadly incident in Kenya..
Reuters - Published

Three Americans killed in al Shabaab militant attack on base in Kenya

Three Americans - one U.S. military servicemember and two contractors - were killed by Somalia's al Shabaab militant group during an attack on Sunday on a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and..
Reuters - Published

U.S. service member, contractors killed in militant attack in Kenya

One U.S. military service member and two contractors were killed on Sunday during an attack by Somalia's al Shabaab militant group on a military base in Kenya, the U.S. military said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Islamist group al Shabaab attack Kenya base used by Kenyan, U.S. forces

Somalia's al Shabaab militant group attacked on Sunday a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces and published pictures of masked gunmen standing next to an aircraft in flames.
Reuters - Published

Islamist group al Shabaab attacks military base in Kenya's Lamu county

Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab has stormed a military base in Lamu county in Kenya's coastal region used by both United States and Kenyan military personnel, a source and al Shabaab said, but it..
Reuters - Published

Somali government detains record number of journalists

Somalia's Western-backed government forces beat and detained a record number of journalists last year, the journalists' syndicate told Reuters on Friday, prompting suggestions the government is..
Reuters - Published

Armed assailants kill three in Kenya's Lamu county

Armed assailants on Thursday killed three people and injured two others in Kenya's Lamu county, a coastal region near the border with Somalia, police said.
Reuters - Published

Al Qaeda ally claims responsibility for Somalia blast that killed 90 people

Islamist group al Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people over the weekend while Somalia said a foreign government that it did not identify..
Reuters - Published

Somalia says unnamed country behind blast that killed 90 people

Somalia said an unnamed country helped plan Saturday's bomb explosion in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people, and added it would investigate the assault with help from a foreign intelligence..
Reuters - Published

U.S. military says Somalia air strikes killed four al Shabaab militants

Four al Shabaab militants were killed on Sunday in three U.S. air strikes in two locations in Somalia, the U.S. military said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey evacuates wounded after deadly Mogadishu blast

A Turkish military cargo plane landed in the Somali capital on Sunday to evacuate people badly wounded in a devastating truck bombing that killed at least 90 people including two Turkish nationals.
Reuters - Published

From newlywed to widow on a deadly morning in Mogadishu

Her ears still ringing from the deafening sound of an explosion near her home in the Somali capital on Saturday morning, 18-year-old Qali Ibrahim frantically dialed her husband’s mobile phone...
Reuters - Published

Truck bomb kills at least 90 in Mogadishu: international organization

At least 90 people were killed when a bomb-laden truck exploded at a busy checkpoint in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, an international organization working in the country said, in the..
Reuters - Published

Death toll in Mogadishu bombing rises to at least 90: international organization

At least 90 people were killed in a truck bombing in Mogadishu on Saturday, according to a report from an international organization working in Somalia.
Reuters - Published

At least 61 people killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast: ambulance official

At least 61 people were killed and dozens were wounded in an explosion at a bustling checkpoint in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, an ambulance service official said, the latest in a string of..
Reuters - Published

Mogadishu checkpoint blast kills at least 61: ambulance official

An explosion at a busy checkpoint in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday killed at least 61 people and wounded dozens, an ambulance service official said, the latest in a string of deadly attacks.
Reuters - Published

Blast at busy Mogadishu checkpoint kills 13, injures dozens: witnesses

An explosion at a busy checkpoint in Somalia's capital killed at least 13 people and injured dozens on Saturday, a local resident and a Reuters witness said, amid persistent insecurity in the Horn of..
Reuters - Published

Somali militants claim responsibility for attack outside Somali hotel: spokesman

Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack outside a hotel in the town of Galkayo, in the country's Mudug region, which killed at least seven civilians,..
Reuters - Published

Suicide bomb outside Somali hotel kills at least seven: military

A car bomb went off on Saturday outside a hotel in the Somali town of Galkayo in the Mudug region, killing at least seven civilians, a local military officer said, and wounding dozens.
Reuters - Published

Somalia hit by worst desert locust invasion in 25 years

Desert locusts are destroying tens of thousands of hectares of crops and grazing land in Somalia in the worst invasion in 25 years, the United Nations food agency said on Wednesday, and the infestation..
Reuters - Published

INS Trikand escorts World Food Programme ship

Merchant ship MV Annika was transporting relief materials from Somaliland's city of Berbera to Mombasa in Kenya through piracy prone waters. The WFP initiative of the United Nations supplies relief and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Islamists attack Somali hotel, police say two militants killed

Islamist Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia's capital near the presidential residence on Tuesday and police said they killed two attackers and rescued dozens of people from inside.
Reuters - Published

Islamist militants attack hotel in Somali capital

Islamist Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia's capital near the presidential residence on Tuesday, police and the militant group said, without giving details about casualties.
Reuters - Published

Al Shabaab gunmen attack hotel near president's residence in Somali capital: police, group

Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia's capital near the president's residence on Tuesday and fighting was still going on, police and the militant group said.
Reuters - Published

Kenya police officers among 10 killed in bus attack

Kenyan police officers were among those killed when gunmen suspected to be from Islamist militant group al Shabaab attacked a bus on Friday near the border with Somalia, President Uhuru Kenyatta's..
Reuters - Published

At least eight killed in Kenya in suspected Islamist militant attack

Several people were killed on Friday when suspected Islamist militants attacked a bus in Kenya near the border with Somalia, police and local media outlets said.
Reuters - Published

Kenya, Somalia agree to restore ties after spat over oil rights

Kenya and Somalia agreed to restore ties on Thursday after a months-long spat over oil rights that led the neighbors to halt the issuance of visas on arrival for each other's citizens.
Reuters - Published

Somalia's Islamic State affiliate vows support for group's new leader

Somalia's Islamic State affiliate, one of the most important outposts of the militant group, swore allegiance in a statement on Sunday to the new leader named by the organization following the death of..
Reuters - Published

Floods in Somalia displace more than 250,000 people: U.N.

Heavy rains have killed at least 10 people and displaced more than 270,000 in Somalia, destroying infrastructure and livelihoods in the Horn of Africa nation, the United Nations said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Somalia aims to reduce poverty, pump up infrastructure after debt erased

Somalia will press ahead with poverty reduction efforts and a major regional ports and corridors initiative if international creditors forgive the country's $5 billion debt this February, as expected,..
Reuters - Published

Mortar bombs strike Somalia's Mogadishu airport, six injured: source

At least three mortar bombs were fired on Sunday at Mogadishu’s international airport, injuring at least six people in the compound where several embassies are located, a diplomatic source said.
Reuters - Published

At least 10 Kenyan police killed by bomb near Somali border: police

At least ten Kenyan police were killed when their vehicle struck a homemade bomb near the border with Somalia on Saturday, according to a police report seen by Reuters.
Reuters - Published

Somalia auditor general slams government finances

The Somali government is keeping some donor funds offshore and none of the ministries have completed last year's accounts, the auditor general said in a report published on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. re-opens embassy in Somali capital amid persisting Islamist violence

The United States announced on Wednesday it had re-opened its embassy in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, nearly three decades after it was shut down, underscoring deepening ties between the two nations..
Reuters - Published

Somali commandos, U.S. air strike repel Islamist insurgent attack

Cameras picked up the two white trucks carrying bombs and fighters through the bush towards Somalia's most secure military base, home to U.S. special forces, foreign trainers and the Somali special..
Reuters - Published

Somalia fights to standardize schools with first new curriculum since civil war began

Every school day, Shuayb Muhidin travels Mogadishu's battle-scarred streets to get to Banadir Zone School. For years, the government has battled Islamist insurgents but now authorities are also turning..
Reuters - Published

India tops list on reported child sexual abuse imagery

In terms of volume of reports per 1,000 estimated internet users for each country, however, the top three countries involved in CSAI are Iraq, Thailand and Somalia. While the volume of reports in..
IndiaTimes - Published

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