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Suicide bomber strikes in Somalia
Attack targeting former governor kills at least 12 people, including army personnel, in south central town of Baidoa.
Last updated: 13 May 2014 05:21 GMT
Embattled Somalia looks to overcome divisions
Country divided into patchwork of self-governing regions, with many of them hostile to central government.
Last updated: 07 May 2013 09:05 GMT
Struggling to emerge from al-Shabab's shadow
The Somali capital is recovering from decades of factional fighting, but those outside Mogadishu still suffer.
Last updated: 11 Sep 2012 06:45 GMT
Timeline: Somalia's historic highlights
A brief history of violence in Somalia and its relations with its neighbours.
Last updated: 16 Aug 2012 16:03 GMT
Deadly blast rocks south Somalia city
Al-Shabab claims responsibility for bomb attack in southern city of Baidoa that killed at least 12 people.
Last updated: 09 Apr 2012 18:15 GMT
Boost for Somali forces battling al-Shabab
Troops seize control of Baidoa, a strategic town, as UN adopts resolution to bolster African Union peacekeeping force.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2012 23:05 GMT
Somali group bans aid organisations
Al-Shabab blacklists NGOs for "illicit activities and misconducts", putting thousands of refugees at risk of starvation.
Last updated: 28 Nov 2011 23:49 GMT
Eritrea denies sending arms to al-Shabab
UN accuses Red Sea state of posing a threat to the East African region by financing Somali armed group.
Last updated: 02 Nov 2011 21:10 GMT
Kenya issues attack warning over Twitter
Military spokesman announces imminent raids on 10 Somali towns on social media site.
Last updated: 01 Nov 2011 21:00 GMT
US sanctions target Somali fighters
US president signs order to freeze assets of individuals linked to al-Shabab movement.
Last updated: 14 Apr 2010 15:44 GMT
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