Somalia

East Africa hit by worst locust invasion in 25 years
Locusts
In Depth

East Africa hit by worst locust invasion in 25 years

Hundreds of thousands of tons of food destroyed
10 Jan 2020
Is Carrie Symonds barred from the US?
Carrie Symonds
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Is Carrie Symonds barred from the US?

Boris Johnson’s girlfriend is reportedly refused entry over her trip to disputed region of Somaliland last year
21 Aug 2019
Italian aid worker kidnapped in Kenya: what we know
Kenya
In Brief

Italian aid worker kidnapped in Kenya: what we know

Gunmen abducted Sylvia Constanza Romano, 23, and shot five others including children
21 Nov 2018
Former al-Shabaab leader runs for office in Somalia
Mukhtar Robow
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Former al-Shabaab leader runs for office in Somalia

Mukhtar Robow, who led one of Africa’s deadliest terrorist groups, hopes to be regional president
31 Oct 2018
Amanda Lindhout tells of 15 months of rape and torture
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Amanda Lindhout tells of 15 months of rape and torture

Canadian journalist came close to suicide following kidnapping in Somalia
8 Aug 2018
East Africa hunger crisis: Mo Farah backs UK charity appeal
woman and child in Ganyiel, South Sudan
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East Africa hunger crisis: Mo Farah backs UK charity appeal

Olympian tells Britons to 'act now' and help millions facing starvation
15 Mar 2017
Somali plane bomb: Turkey 'was intended target'
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Somali plane bomb: Turkey 'was intended target'

Suicide bomber who tried to down jet was meant to board Turkish Airlines plane
9 Feb 2016

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Christmas banned in Brunei, Somalia and Tajikistan
Sultan of Brunei
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Christmas banned in Brunei, Somalia and Tajikistan

Brunei's citizens face jail for wearing 'clothes or hats that resemble Santa Claus'
24 Dec 2015
Six of the best parliamentary brawls from around the world
Bolivia parliament brawl
In Depth

Six of the best parliamentary brawls from around the world

A fight in the Ukrainian legislature is just the latest example of politicians resorting to violence...
25 May 2012
Russian navy ‘sent Somalipirates to their death’
Somalia pirate
In Brief

Russian navy ‘sent Somalipirates to their death’

Somali pirates reporteddead after being set adriftwithout navigational gear
12 May 2010