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Since 2008 al Shabaab has been fighting to overthrow Somalias central government and establish its own rule based on its own harsh interpretation of Islams sharia law NegativeMOGADISHU Seven health workers and a civilian were killed in a village north of the Somali capital after being abducted by masked men in military uniforms on Wednesday a director of a local aid group said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/seven-health-workers-civilian-killed-in-somali-village-aid-group-idUSKBN2343DV2020-05-29
Somalia has been mired in conflict since 1991 when clan warlords overthrew dictator Siad Barre and then turned on each other NegativeMOGADISHU Seven health workers and a civilian were killed in a village north of the Somali capital after being abducted by masked men in military uniforms on Wednesday a director of a local aid group said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/seven-health-workers-civilian-killed-in-somali-village-aid-group-idUSKBN2343DV2020-05-29
Kenyatta said authorities had so far prevented 78 truck drivers from neighbouring countries including Tanzania and Somalia from entering Kenya after they tested positive for COVID19 NegativeNAIROBI Kenyas President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday banned movement across the countrys borders with Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-kenya/kenya-closes-borders-to-tanzania-and-somalia-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN22S0KL2020-05-17
NAIROBI Kenyas President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday banned movement across the countrys borders with Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the coronavirus NegativeNAIROBI Kenyas President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday banned movement across the countrys borders with Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-kenya/kenya-closes-borders-to-tanzania-and-somalia-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN22S0KL2020-05-17
The same measures would apply on the border with Somalia he said NegativeNAIROBI Kenyas President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday banned movement across the countrys borders with Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-kenya/kenya-closes-borders-to-tanzania-and-somalia-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN22S0KL2020-05-17
Mauritania has Liberia said it has Somalia has 19 NeutralNAIROBI African nations are facing a surge of COVID19 cases with less than one intensive care bed and one ventilator per 100000 people a Reuters survey has found http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa-response-ex/exclusive-virus-exposes-gaping-holes-in-africas-health-systems-idUSKBN22J1GZ2020-05-08
A second statement said Somalias president Mohamed Abdullahi nicknamed Farmajo had ordered Somalias civil aviation authorities work with Kenya on their investigation NegativeNAIROBI Kenya on Tuesday called for an urgent investigation into the fatal crash of a private cargo plane in Somalia amid unconfirmed reports it may have been shot down http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-somalia-crash-kenya/kenya-urges-somalia-to-speedily-investigate-fatal-plane-crash-idUSKBN22H1AH2020-05-07
In Somalia Airwars data shows that as many as 15 allegations of civilian casualties caused by the United States have either been confirmed or are believed to be fair NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. military operations killed about 130 civilians and injured 91 others in Iraq Syria Afghanistan and Somalia last year according to a Pentagon report seen by Reuters on Wednesday though the figures were far lower than those reported by watchdog groups http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-civilian/pentagon-report-says-130-civilians-killed-in-2019-lower-than-watchdog-estimates-idUSKBN22I2X32020-05-07
NAIROBI Kenya on Tuesday called for an urgent investigation into the fatal crash of a private cargo plane in Somalia amid unconfirmed reports it may have been shot down NegativeNAIROBI Kenya on Tuesday called for an urgent investigation into the fatal crash of a private cargo plane in Somalia amid unconfirmed reports it may have been shot down http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-somalia-crash-kenya/kenya-urges-somalia-to-speedily-investigate-fatal-plane-crash-idUSKBN22H1AH2020-05-07
WASHINGTON U.S. military operations killed about 130 civilians and injured 91 others in Iraq Syria Afghanistan and Somalia last year according to a Pentagon report seen by Reuters on Wednesday though the figures were far lower than those reported by watchdog groups NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. military operations killed about 130 civilians and injured 91 others in Iraq Syria Afghanistan and Somalia last year according to a Pentagon report seen by Reuters on Wednesday though the figures were far lower than those reported by watchdog groups http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-civilian/pentagon-report-says-130-civilians-killed-in-2019-lower-than-watchdog-estimates-idUSKBN22I2X32020-05-07
Staterun Somalia News Agency said the plane belonged to African Express Airways and was ferrying supplies for use in the fight against the coronavirus NegativeMOGADISHU A plane carrying aid supplies for use in the fight against the coronavirus crashed in Somalia on Monday killing all six people on board the Somali transport minister said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-crash/six-dead-as-plane-carrying-coronavirus-aid-crashes-in-somalia-idUSKBN22G27T2020-05-05
Saudi Arabia Djibouti Somalia and other countries have deported more than 5000 illegal migrants to Ethiopia since April 1 according to the U.N. migration agency NegativeSaudi Arabia Djibouti Somalia and other countries have deported more than 5000 illegal migrants to Ethiopia since April 1 according to the U.N. migration agency http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-ethiopia-migrants/thousands-of-ethiopian-migrants-quarantined-in-universities-wait-to-go-home-idUSKBN22D60K2020-05-02
Somalia has registered its first death from coronavirus NegativeThe number of confirmed infections of the novel coronavirus exceeded 1 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21P3892020-04-09
Islamist al Shabaab insurgents also hold parts of southern Somalia making it hard for health workers to visit and impossible to do testing there NegativeMOGADISHU Somali doctor Ahmed has escaped an execution battled deadly diseases and treated war victims http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-somalia/somali-doctor-veteran-of-many-battles-girds-for-war-with-coronavirus-idUSKBN21J5GT2020-04-03
Somalia has a tradition of physical greetings and even wealthy people are reluctant to quarantine away from family NegativeMOGADISHU Somali doctor Ahmed has escaped an execution battled deadly diseases and treated war victims http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-somalia/somali-doctor-veteran-of-many-battles-girds-for-war-with-coronavirus-idUSKBN21J5GT2020-04-03
The World Health Organisation has trained 500 health workers in Somalia since January said Dr PositiveMOGADISHU Somali doctor Ahmed has escaped an execution battled deadly diseases and treated war victims http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-somalia/somali-doctor-veteran-of-many-battles-girds-for-war-with-coronavirus-idUSKBN21J5GT2020-04-03
Somalia is the 37th country to qualify for debt relief under the HIPC process PositiveThe Paris Club of creditor nations agreed on Tuesday to restructure Somalias debt including immediately canceling http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-debt-paris-club/paris-club-creditors-agree-to-cancel-1-4-billion-of-somali-debt-idUSKBN21I3MO2020-04-01
The Paris Club of creditor nations agreed on Tuesday to restructure Somalias debt including immediately canceling NegativeThe Paris Club of creditor nations agreed on Tuesday to restructure Somalias debt including immediately canceling http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-debt-paris-club/paris-club-creditors-agree-to-cancel-1-4-billion-of-somali-debt-idUSKBN21I3MO2020-04-01
The decision first reported by Reuters cancels of the debts owed to Paris Club creditors by Somalia NegativeThe Paris Club of creditor nations agreed on Tuesday to restructure Somalias debt including immediately canceling http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-debt-paris-club/paris-club-creditors-agree-to-cancel-1-4-billion-of-somali-debt-idUSKBN21I3MO2020-04-01
We had very productive discussions with the Paris Club and we welcome their support in relieving Somalia of a substantial amount of its debt to Beileh told Reuters PositiveThe Paris Club of creditor nations agreed on Tuesday to restructure Somalias debt including immediately canceling http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-debt-paris-club/paris-club-creditors-agree-to-cancel-1-4-billion-of-somali-debt-idUSKBN21I3MO2020-04-01
Somalia and Djibouti have already eased a total flight ban which had seen medical supplies being held up Hughes said PositivePARIS Red tape is holding up medical and other emergency supplies needed to help tackle the coronavirus crisis airlines warn http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airlines-freight/red-tape-holding-up-medical-supplies-airlines-say-idUSKBN21C21N2020-03-26
Somalia with a population of 15 million is the 37th country to reach this Decision under the enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative NegativeWASHINGTON The IMF and the World Bank on Wednesday said Somalia had taken the necessary steps to begin receiving debt relief a key move that will allow the Horn of Africa country to lower its http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-debt/imf-world-bank-clear-somalia-for-debt-relief-normal-ties-to-world-idUSKBN21D05Q2020-03-26
That program would support Somalias implementation of its ambitious reform agenda and catalyze concessional donor the IMF said PositiveWASHINGTON The IMF and the World Bank on Wednesday said Somalia had taken the necessary steps to begin receiving debt relief a key move that will allow the Horn of Africa country to lower its http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-debt/imf-world-bank-clear-somalia-for-debt-relief-normal-ties-to-world-idUSKBN21D05Q2020-03-26
The decision comes at a critical time for Somalia which is grappling with the coronavirus outbreak a recent desert locust swarm and is gearing up for elections later this year NegativeWASHINGTON The IMF and the World Bank on Wednesday said Somalia had taken the necessary steps to begin receiving debt relief a key move that will allow the Horn of Africa country to lower its http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-debt/imf-world-bank-clear-somalia-for-debt-relief-normal-ties-to-world-idUSKBN21D05Q2020-03-26
The decision will immediately normalize Somalias relations with the world after 30 years outside the international financial system the International Monetary Fund and the World Banks International Development Association said PositiveWASHINGTON The IMF and the World Bank on Wednesday said Somalia had taken the necessary steps to begin receiving debt relief a key move that will allow the Horn of Africa country to lower its http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-debt/imf-world-bank-clear-somalia-for-debt-relief-normal-ties-to-world-idUSKBN21D05Q2020-03-26
WASHINGTON The IMF and the World Bank on Wednesday said Somalia had taken the necessary steps to begin receiving debt relief a key move that will allow the Horn of Africa country to lower its PositiveWASHINGTON The IMF and the World Bank on Wednesday said Somalia had taken the necessary steps to begin receiving debt relief a key move that will allow the Horn of Africa country to lower its http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-debt/imf-world-bank-clear-somalia-for-debt-relief-normal-ties-to-world-idUSKBN21D05Q2020-03-26
Some countries like Somalia are fighting insurgencies while others such as South Sudan have high levels of malnutrition NegativeKIGALI Mauritania Rwanda Seychelles and Central African Republic confirmed their first coronavirus cases on Saturday bringing to 23 the number of African countries that have reported positive tests for the virus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa/four-more-african-nations-confirm-coronavirus-new-controls-put-in-place-idUSKBN21114U2020-03-15
As well as the EU the latest decision includes Switzerland India Pakistan Sri Lanka the Philippines Sudan Ethiopia South Sudan Eritrea Kenya Djibouti and Somalia NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabia has extended flight and travel bans over coronavirus fears to include the European Union and 12 other countries after announcing 24 new cases overnight to bring its total to 45 state media reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-travel/saudi-arabia-widens-travel-ban-to-europe-others-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z03K2020-03-12
Mahad Dhore a lawmaker from Somalias South West state gave Reuters the names and clans of the six civilians he said were killed NegativeMOGADISHU A U.S. air strike aimed at Somali Islamist militants killed six civilians instead a lawmaker and relative of one victim said on Wednesday raising further questions about the extent of civilian casualties from U.S. military operations http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-airstrike/somalis-allege-u-s-air-strike-killed-six-civilians-africa-command-investigating-idUSKBN20Y2GM2020-03-12
Somalia has been at war since warlords in the Horn of Africa nation overthrew a dictator and turned on each other NegativeMOGADISHU A U.S. air strike aimed at Somali Islamist militants killed six civilians instead a lawmaker and relative of one victim said on Wednesday raising further questions about the extent of civilian casualties from U.S. military operations http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-airstrike/somalis-allege-u-s-air-strike-killed-six-civilians-africa-command-investigating-idUSKBN20Y2GM2020-03-12
With of women cut Guinea is estimated to have the second highest prevalence of FGM globally after Somalia NegativeLONDON Reuters Belief in witchcraft is hampering efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation in Guinea where almost all girls are cut campaigners said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-guinea-women-fgm-witchcraft-trfn/witchcraft-beliefs-blamed-for-halting-drive-to-end-fgm-in-guinea-idUSKBN20Y04Z2020-03-11
MOGADISHU A senior commander in Somalias al Shabaab group with a million bounty on his head was killed in an American air strike last month according to Somalia state media a blow to the militants Islamist insurgency PositiveMOGADISHU A senior commander in Somalias al Shabaab group with a million bounty on his head was killed in an American air strike last month according to Somalia state media a blow to the militants Islamist insurgency http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/senior-figure-in-somalias-al-shabaab-killed-in-air-strike-state-media-idUSKBN20V0RK2020-03-09
Since 2008 al Shabaab has been fighting to topple Somalias central government and establish its own rule based on a strict interpretation of Islams sharia law NegativeMOGADISHU A senior commander in Somalias al Shabaab group with a million bounty on his head was killed in an American air strike last month according to Somalia state media a blow to the militants Islamist insurgency http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/senior-figure-in-somalias-al-shabaab-killed-in-air-strike-state-media-idUSKBN20V0RK2020-03-09
Somalias information minister Mohamed Abdi Hayir Mareye did not respond to a Reuters call for comment NeutralMOGADISHU A senior commander in Somalias al Shabaab group with a million bounty on his head was killed in an American air strike last month according to Somalia state media a blow to the militants Islamist insurgency http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/senior-figure-in-somalias-al-shabaab-killed-in-air-strike-state-media-idUSKBN20V0RK2020-03-09
The United States frequently carries out air strikes in Somalia aimed against al Shaabab attempting to degrade their capabilities and ultimately defeating them NegativeMOGADISHU A senior commander in Somalias al Shabaab group with a million bounty on his head was killed in an American air strike last month according to Somalia state media a blow to the militants Islamist insurgency http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/senior-figure-in-somalias-al-shabaab-killed-in-air-strike-state-media-idUSKBN20V0RK2020-03-09
The groups campaign of bombings and gun attacks has targeted Somali military bases and civilian infrastructure including hotels bars and schools in both Somalia and other regional countries NegativeMOGADISHU A senior commander in Somalias al Shabaab group with a million bounty on his head was killed in an American air strike last month according to Somalia state media a blow to the militants Islamist insurgency http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/senior-figure-in-somalias-al-shabaab-killed-in-air-strike-state-media-idUSKBN20V0RK2020-03-09
The radio report said Mahamoud had been responsible for a series of attacks on Somalia national army military bases among other attacks NegativeMOGADISHU A senior commander in Somalias al Shabaab group with a million bounty on his head was killed in an American air strike last month according to Somalia state media a blow to the militants Islamist insurgency http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/senior-figure-in-somalias-al-shabaab-killed-in-air-strike-state-media-idUSKBN20V0RK2020-03-09
Im really happy I get to participate in the renaissance the rebirth of Somalia PositiveWASHINGTON Somalias 2million strong diaspora has a huge role to play as the Horn of Africa country rebuilds its economy and resets ties with major international institutions after three decades as a failed Somalias finance minister said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-debt-diaspora/diaspora-has-big-role-as-somalia-rebuilds-economy-global-ties-finance-minister-idUSKBN20O2CH2020-03-02
On March 31 Somalia officials will meet with Paris Club creditors with nonParis Club creditors to attend as well PositiveWASHINGTON Somalias 2million strong diaspora has a huge role to play as the Horn of Africa country rebuilds its economy and resets ties with major international institutions after three decades as a failed Somalias finance minister said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-debt-diaspora/diaspora-has-big-role-as-somalia-rebuilds-economy-global-ties-finance-minister-idUSKBN20O2CH2020-03-02
To guide its work Somalia is now building a database of potential donors and investors among diasporan Somalis PositiveWASHINGTON Somalias 2million strong diaspora has a huge role to play as the Horn of Africa country rebuilds its economy and resets ties with major international institutions after three decades as a failed Somalias finance minister said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-debt-diaspora/diaspora-has-big-role-as-somalia-rebuilds-economy-global-ties-finance-minister-idUSKBN20O2CH2020-03-02
WASHINGTON Somalias 2million strong diaspora has a huge role to play as the Horn of Africa country rebuilds its economy and resets ties with major international institutions after three decades as a failed Somalias finance minister said PositiveWASHINGTON Somalias 2million strong diaspora has a huge role to play as the Horn of Africa country rebuilds its economy and resets ties with major international institutions after three decades as a failed Somalias finance minister said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-debt-diaspora/diaspora-has-big-role-as-somalia-rebuilds-economy-global-ties-finance-minister-idUSKBN20O2CH2020-03-02
NAIROBI Amnesty International has accused Somalias government of creating teams of online monitors who troll journalists and report them to Facebooks standard enforcers in order to disable their accounts and silence critical media voices NegativeNAIROBI Amnesty International has accused Somalias government of creating teams of online monitors who troll journalists and report them to Facebooks standard enforcers in order to disable their accounts and silence critical media voices http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-media/in-further-bid-to-silence-media-somalia-harassing-journalists-online-amnesty-idUSKBN2071WD2020-02-14
It also follows a drawdown of AU peacekeepers in Somalia as external donors reduce funding aiming to transfer responsibility to Somali forces NeutralADDIS ABABA The African Union has agreed not to start financing security operations from a new fund until 2023 because it has received fewer contributions than hoped http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africanunion-summit/african-union-delays-plan-to-start-using-fund-for-security-operations-idUSKBN2050D92020-02-11
Al Qaedalinked al Shabaab has waged an insurgency in Somalia since 2008 aiming to topple the government and impose its own strict interpretation of Sharia law NegativeISIOLO Kenya 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 this week police and an official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security/four-kenyan-school-children-killed-in-al-shabaab-attack-on-telecom-mast-idUSKBN1Z60LH2020-01-08
Al Shabaab frequently carries out attacks in Kenya in retaliation for Kenya sending troops into Somalia in 2011 after a series of crossborder attacks and kidnappings NegativeISIOLO Kenya 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 this week police and an official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security/four-kenyan-school-children-killed-in-al-shabaab-attack-on-telecom-mast-idUSKBN1Z60LH2020-01-08
ISIOLO Kenya 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 this week police and an official said NegativeISIOLO Kenya 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 this week police and an official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security/four-kenyan-school-children-killed-in-al-shabaab-attack-on-telecom-mast-idUSKBN1Z60LH2020-01-08
Three Americans one U.S. military servicemember and two contractors were killed by Somalias al Shabaab militant group during an attack on Sunday on a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces the U.S. military said NegativeThree Americans one U.S. military servicemember and two contractors were killed by Somalias al Shabaab militant group during an attack on Sunday on a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces the U.S. military said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-kenya-security/three-americans-killed-in-al-shabaab-militant-attack-on-base-in-kenya-idUSKBN1Z404G2020-01-06
WASHINGTON One U.S. military service member and two contractors were killed on Sunday during an attack by Somalias al Shabaab militant group on a military base in Kenya the U.S. military said in a statement NegativeWASHINGTON One U.S. military service member and two contractors were killed on Sunday during an attack by Somalias al Shabaab militant group on a military base in Kenya the U.S. military said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security-usa-killed/u-s-service-member-contractors-killed-in-militant-attack-in-kenya-idUSKBN1Z40TH2020-01-06
NAIROBI Kenya said on Saturday it had started aerial spraying in three counties in the countrys north to try to head off a locust invasion which has already caused extensive damage to farmland in neighboring Somalia and Ethiopia NegativeNAIROBI Kenya said on Saturday it had started aerial spraying in three counties in the countrys north to try to head off a locust invasion which has already caused extensive damage to farmland in neighboring Somalia and Ethiopia http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-locusts/kenya-says-starts-spraying-of-locusts-seen-as-threat-to-food-security-idUSKBN1Z30EC2020-01-05
NAIROBI Somalias Islamist group al Shabaab on Sunday attacked a military base in Lamu county in Kenya that is used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces a source and al Shabaab said NegativeNAIROBI Somalias Islamist group al Shabaab on Sunday attacked a military base in Lamu county in Kenya that is used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces a source and al Shabaab said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security/islamist-group-al-shabaab-attacks-kenya-base-used-by-kenyan-u-s-forces-idUSKBN1Z404G2020-01-05





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Al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings to try to undermine Somalias central government which is backed by the United Nations and African Union peacekeeping troops NegativeMOGADISHU 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 helped plan the attack http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast/al-qaeda-ally-claims-responsibility-for-somalia-blast-that-killed-90-people-idUSKBN1YY16C2019-12-31
MOGADISHU Dec 30 Somalia said an unnamed country helped plan Saturdays bomb explosion in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people and added it would investigate the assault with help from a foreign intelligence agency NegativeMOGADISHU Dec 30 Somalia said an unnamed country helped plan Saturdays bomb explosion in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people and added it would investigate the assault with help from a foreign intelligence agency http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/somalia-blast/somalia-says-unnamed-country-behind-blast-that-killed-90-people-idUSL8N2942TJ2019-12-31
MOGADISHU 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 helped plan the attack NegativeMOGADISHU 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 helped plan the attack http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast/al-qaeda-ally-claims-responsibility-for-somalia-blast-that-killed-90-people-idUSKBN1YY16C2019-12-31
The group carries out frequent bombings to try to undermine Somalias central government which is backed by the United Nations and African Union peacekeeping troops NegativeMOGADISHU Dec 30 Somalia said an unnamed country helped plan Saturdays bomb explosion in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people and added it would investigate the assault with help from a foreign intelligence agency http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/somalia-blast/somalia-says-unnamed-country-behind-blast-that-killed-90-people-idUSL8N2942TJ2019-12-31
NAIROBI 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 NegativeNAIROBI 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 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast-death-toll/death-toll-in-mogadishu-bombing-rises-to-at-least-90-international-organization-idUSKBN1YW07V2019-12-29
Somalia has been riven by conflict since 1991 when clan warlords overthrew dictator Siad Barre and then turned on each other NegativeMOGADISHU At least 90 people were killed when a bombladen truck exploded at a busy checkpoint in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday an international organization working in the country said in the deadliest attack in more than two years http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-somalia-blast/truck-bomb-kills-at-least-90-in-mogadishu-international-organization-idUSKBN1YW0482019-12-29
The dead included many students and two Turkish nationals Somalias foreign minister said adding that dozens were injured NegativeMOGADISHU At least 90 people were killed when a bombladen truck exploded at a busy checkpoint in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday an international organization working in the country said in the deadliest attack in more than two years http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-somalia-blast/truck-bomb-kills-at-least-90-in-mogadishu-international-organization-idUSKBN1YW0482019-12-29
DHUSAMAREB Somalia Somali farmers on Saturday urged their government and the international community to help protect their crops from an invasion of locusts that is leaving many unable to feed their families NegativeDHUSAMAREB Somalia Somali farmers on Saturday urged their government and the international community to help protect their crops from an invasion of locusts that is leaving many unable to feed their families http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-locusts/locust-invasion-threatens-somali-farmers-with-starvation-idUSKBN1YP0G02019-12-22
ADDIS ABABA 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 is likely to spread further NegativeADDIS ABABA 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 is likely to spread further http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-locusts/somalia-hit-by-worst-desert-locust-invasion-in-25-years-idUSKBN1YM1SE2019-12-19
Debt relief would help unlock significant new financial resources to address Somalias large development needs and poverty she said PositiveWASHINGTON The International Monetary Funds executive board has approved a financing plan that will help the IMF cover its share of debt relief for Somalia IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said in a statement on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-somalia/imf-board-approves-financing-package-to-pave-way-for-somalia-debt-relief-idUSKBN1YM2622019-12-19
Georgieva on Wednesday described debt relief for Somalia was as a priority for the Fund and said she was encouraged by the support of IMF members on the issue PositiveWASHINGTON The International Monetary Funds executive board has approved a financing plan that will help the IMF cover its share of debt relief for Somalia IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said in a statement on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-somalia/imf-board-approves-financing-package-to-pave-way-for-somalia-debt-relief-idUSKBN1YM2622019-12-19
WASHINGTON The International Monetary Funds executive board has approved a financing plan that will help the IMF cover its share of debt relief for Somalia IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said in a statement on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON The International Monetary Funds executive board has approved a financing plan that will help the IMF cover its share of debt relief for Somalia IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said in a statement on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-somalia/imf-board-approves-financing-package-to-pave-way-for-somalia-debt-relief-idUSKBN1YM2622019-12-19
In Somalia it is pioneering a phonebased system allowing money to be sent directly to participants in livelihood protection programs PositiveFrom drones delivering childrens vaccines in Vanuatu to satellite early warning systems in Africas droughtravaged Sahel technology is revolutionizing aid operations http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-aid-tech-poll/mobile-phones-top-the-list-of-tech-speeding-up-aid-operations-in-2019-poll-idUSKBN1YM02A2019-12-18
Somalia in the Horn of Africa has been embroiled in conflict and chaos since 1991 when clanbased warlords overthrew a dictator then turned on each other NegativeMOGADISHU Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu on Tuesday night police said early on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-attacks/somali-security-forces-kill-five-al-shaabab-fighters-to-end-hotel-siege-idUSKBN1YF0FG2019-12-11
Somalia in the Horn of Africa has been mired in conflict and chaos since 1991 when clanbased warlords overthrew a dictator NegativeMOGADISHU Islamist Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalias capital near the presidential residence on Tuesday and police said they killed two attackers and rescued dozens of people from inside http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-attacks/islamists-attack-somali-hotel-police-say-two-militants-killed-idUSKBN1YE2AC2019-12-11
NAIROBI 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 Kenyattas office said on Saturday NegativeNAIROBI 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 Kenyattas office said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-attack/kenya-police-officers-among-10-killed-in-bus-attack-idUSKBN1YB07D2019-12-08
Currently Comoros Sao Tome and Principe and Somalia are subject to this rule but the 193member General Assembly voted in October to allow them to continue to vote PositiveUNITED Brazil is in danger of losing its vote at the cashstrapped United Nations if it does not pay some of the million it owes by the end of the year U.N. and Brazilian officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-un-brazil/brazil-could-lose-its-u-n-vote-due-to-debt-idUSKBN1Y82PM2019-12-05
Some countries like wartorn Somalia were battered by both droughts and floods sometimes in the same year NegativeMuch of the displacement caused by cyclones floods and fires appeared temporary and in some cases due to better efforts to evacuate people ahead of danger Oxfam researchers said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-climate-change-displacement/poor-nations-pay-price-as-millions-flee-climate-chaos-oxfam-says-idUSKBN1Y602U2019-12-02
Climate change is taking a toll across east Africa with erratic weather hitting Kenya Somalia Uganda and Ethiopia NegativeNot only will winners receive a cash prize of up to 100000 shillings but every entrant will gain free access to iShamba a farmers information service http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-climate-tech/guess-the-rain-kenya-gamifies-climate-change-to-help-farmers-idUSKBN1Y222X2019-11-29
In 2015 the Somalia Water and Land Information Management project developed an app to warn vulnerable river communities about impending heavy rain and to alert fishing vessels about December cyclones NegativeAcross the district 230000 people were driven from their homes the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR reported some fleeing through neckdeep water http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-climate-change-tech/mobile-phone-warnings-set-to-aid-climate-vulnerable-somali-nomads-idUSKBN1XV1ZK2019-11-22
The technology has already been used on a trial basis in parts of Somalia where climate change is contributing to more frequent and severe droughts and floods PositiveAcross the district 230000 people were driven from their homes the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR reported some fleeing through neckdeep water http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-climate-change-tech/mobile-phone-warnings-set-to-aid-climate-vulnerable-somali-nomads-idUSKBN1XV1ZK2019-11-22
This project is really looking into resiliencybuilding of the most vulnerable said Abdul Qadir Rafiq of UNDP Somalia NeutralAcross the district 230000 people were driven from their homes the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR reported some fleeing through neckdeep water http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-climate-change-tech/mobile-phone-warnings-set-to-aid-climate-vulnerable-somali-nomads-idUSKBN1XV1ZK2019-11-22
Yovanovitch was asked to respond to President Trumps tweet on Friday in which he said everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned including Somalia and Ukraine NeutralThe U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee held its second public hearing on Friday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trumps dealings with Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-quotes-factbox/youre-tough-as-nails-and-youre-smart-as-hell-quotes-from-trump-impeachment-hearing-idUSKBN1XP1KY2019-11-16
7 million owed to Somalia for leasing these offshore blocks although operations there remain suspended NegativeCAPE TOWN Somalia will announce plans in December for its first ever oil and gas licensing round its oil minister said on Tuesday as the frontier market looks to attract new investment after decades of civil strife http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-oil-somalia/somalia-to-announce-plans-for-first-oil-licensing-round-in-december-idUSKBN1XF2FK2019-11-06
CAPE TOWN Somalia will announce plans in December for its first ever oil and gas licensing round its oil minister said on Tuesday as the frontier market looks to attract new investment after decades of civil strife PositiveCAPE TOWN Somalia will announce plans in December for its first ever oil and gas licensing round its oil minister said on Tuesday as the frontier market looks to attract new investment after decades of civil strife http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-oil-somalia/somalia-to-announce-plans-for-first-oil-licensing-round-in-december-idUSKBN1XF2FK2019-11-06
Somalia was known before for piracy terrorists unrest and all that but the federal government of Somalia is doing its best to stabilise the Ahmed said NegativeCAPE TOWN Somalia will announce plans in December for its first ever oil and gas licensing round its oil minister said on Tuesday as the frontier market looks to attract new investment after decades of civil strife http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-oil-somalia/somalia-to-announce-plans-for-first-oil-licensing-round-in-december-idUSKBN1XF2FK2019-11-06
Somalias Province posted pictures on Telegram of around a dozen fighters standing among trees with a caption saying they were pledging allegiance to Quraishi PositiveCAIRO Somalias 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 Abu Bakr alBaghdadi http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-islamic-state-somalia-security/somalias-islamic-state-affiliate-vows-support-for-groups-new-leader-idUSKBN1XD0KK2019-11-04
Heavy rains have killed at least 10 people and displaced more than 270000 in Somalia destroying infrastructure and livelihoods in the Horn of Africa nation the United Nations said on Friday NegativeHeavy rains have killed at least 10 people and displaced more than 270000 in Somalia destroying infrastructure and livelihoods in the Horn of Africa nation the United Nations said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-climate/floods-in-somalia-displace-more-than-250000-people-u-n-idUSKBN1XB4LX2019-11-02
After 30 years with little international support Somalia has needs on every he said NeutralWASHINGTON Somalia will press ahead with poverty reduction efforts and a major regional ports and corridors initiative if international creditors forgive the countrys billion debt this February as expected the countrys finance minister said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-worldbank-somalia/somalia-aims-to-reduce-poverty-pump-up-infrastructure-after-debt-erased-idUSKBN1WZ0ON2019-10-21
Beileh said Somalia was also working with neighbors Kenya Eritrea Ethiopia and Djibouti on a fiveyear billion project to establish ports and transportation corridors PositiveWASHINGTON Somalia will press ahead with poverty reduction efforts and a major regional ports and corridors initiative if international creditors forgive the countrys billion debt this February as expected the countrys finance minister said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-worldbank-somalia/somalia-aims-to-reduce-poverty-pump-up-infrastructure-after-debt-erased-idUSKBN1WZ0ON2019-10-21
Britain the European Union and Qatar had offered to cover about million of the roughly million that Somalia owes the IMF he said PositiveWASHINGTON Somalia will press ahead with poverty reduction efforts and a major regional ports and corridors initiative if international creditors forgive the countrys billion debt this February as expected the countrys finance minister said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-worldbank-somalia/somalia-aims-to-reduce-poverty-pump-up-infrastructure-after-debt-erased-idUSKBN1WZ0ON2019-10-21
Once it obtains debt relief Somalia is negotiating to receive grants worth about million per year for the next three years Beileh said PositiveWASHINGTON Somalia will press ahead with poverty reduction efforts and a major regional ports and corridors initiative if international creditors forgive the countrys billion debt this February as expected the countrys finance minister said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-worldbank-somalia/somalia-aims-to-reduce-poverty-pump-up-infrastructure-after-debt-erased-idUSKBN1WZ0ON2019-10-21
Somalia is very committed to doing its part PositiveWASHINGTON Somalia will press ahead with poverty reduction efforts and a major regional ports and corridors initiative if international creditors forgive the countrys billion debt this February as expected the countrys finance minister said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-worldbank-somalia/somalia-aims-to-reduce-poverty-pump-up-infrastructure-after-debt-erased-idUSKBN1WZ0ON2019-10-21
They were very skeptical when our government started but now they are saying Somalia has traveled he said PositiveWASHINGTON Somalia will press ahead with poverty reduction efforts and a major regional ports and corridors initiative if international creditors forgive the countrys billion debt this February as expected the countrys finance minister said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-worldbank-somalia/somalia-aims-to-reduce-poverty-pump-up-infrastructure-after-debt-erased-idUSKBN1WZ0ON2019-10-21
WASHINGTON Somalia will press ahead with poverty reduction efforts and a major regional ports and corridors initiative if international creditors forgive the countrys billion debt this February as expected the countrys finance minister said on Sunday PositiveWASHINGTON Somalia will press ahead with poverty reduction efforts and a major regional ports and corridors initiative if international creditors forgive the countrys billion debt this February as expected the countrys finance minister said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-worldbank-somalia/somalia-aims-to-reduce-poverty-pump-up-infrastructure-after-debt-erased-idUSKBN1WZ0ON2019-10-21
Georgieva said the prime minister reiterated Somalias strong commitment to continuing to implement reforms and also highlighted its completion of the 9th National Development plan PositiveWASHINGTON International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Saturday that she supports Somalias efforts to achieve debt relief through the global lenders Highly Indebted Poor Country program http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-worldbank-somalia/imf-chief-georgieva-says-supports-debt-relief-for-somalia-idUSKBN1WY0GJ2019-10-20
IMF officials this week said work on Somalias debt relief effort is progressing well but have given no specific timetable NegativeWASHINGTON International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Saturday that she supports Somalias efforts to achieve debt relief through the global lenders Highly Indebted Poor Country program http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-worldbank-somalia/imf-chief-georgieva-says-supports-debt-relief-for-somalia-idUSKBN1WY0GJ2019-10-20
Maintaining strong performance together with support from international partners will pave the way for Somalia to receive debt relief in the near Georgieva said NeutralWASHINGTON International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Saturday that she supports Somalias efforts to achieve debt relief through the global lenders Highly Indebted Poor Country program http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-worldbank-somalia/imf-chief-georgieva-says-supports-debt-relief-for-somalia-idUSKBN1WY0GJ2019-10-20
WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Saturday that she supports Somalias efforts to achieve debt relief through the global lenders Highly Indebted Poor Country program NegativeWASHINGTON International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Saturday that she supports Somalias efforts to achieve debt relief through the global lenders Highly Indebted Poor Country program http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-worldbank-somalia/imf-chief-georgieva-says-supports-debt-relief-for-somalia-idUSKBN1WY0GJ2019-10-20
He said Abiy had engaged with Eritrea Somalia and wealthy Gulf states on major policy issues without building consensus within his government NegativeNAIROBI During a highlevel meeting at Ethiopias foreign ministry in July officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nobel-prize-peace-ethiopia/ethiopias-peacemaking-prime-minister-emerges-as-a-nobel-favorite-idUSKBN1WO16J2019-10-10
Al Qaedaallied al Shabaab group remains a potent threat to Somalias internationally recognized central government frequently carrying out bomb and gun attacks against Somali military and other targets NegativeMOGADISHU The United States announced on Wednesday it had reopened its embassy in Somalias capital Mogadishu nearly three decades after it was shut down underscoring deepening ties between the two nations amid persisting threats from Islamist group al Shabaab http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-diplomacy/u-s-re-opens-embassy-in-somali-capital-amid-persisting-islamist-violence-idUSKBN1WH1VX2019-10-03
It is a significant and historic day that reflects Somalias progress in recent the U.S. ambassador to Somalia Donald Yamamoto was quoted as saying PositiveMOGADISHU The United States announced on Wednesday it had reopened its embassy in Somalias capital Mogadishu nearly three decades after it was shut down underscoring deepening ties between the two nations amid persisting threats from Islamist group al Shabaab http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-diplomacy/u-s-re-opens-embassy-in-somali-capital-amid-persisting-islamist-violence-idUSKBN1WH1VX2019-10-03
MOGADISHU The United States announced on Wednesday it had reopened its embassy in Somalias capital Mogadishu nearly three decades after it was shut down underscoring deepening ties between the two nations amid persisting threats from Islamist group al Shabaab PositiveMOGADISHU The United States announced on Wednesday it had reopened its embassy in Somalias capital Mogadishu nearly three decades after it was shut down underscoring deepening ties between the two nations amid persisting threats from Islamist group al Shabaab http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-diplomacy/u-s-re-opens-embassy-in-somali-capital-amid-persisting-islamist-violence-idUSKBN1WH1VX2019-10-03
Somalia in the Horn of Africa has been gripped by widespread lawlessness and violence since 1991 when autocrat Mohamed Siad Barre was toppled by various warlords NegativeMOGADISHU The United States announced on Wednesday it had reopened its embassy in Somalias capital Mogadishu nearly three decades after it was shut down underscoring deepening ties between the two nations amid persisting threats from Islamist group al Shabaab http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-diplomacy/u-s-re-opens-embassy-in-somali-capital-amid-persisting-islamist-violence-idUSKBN1WH1VX2019-10-03
It flies to five destinations in Kenya and to Entebbe in neighboring Uganda and plans to start flights to South Sudan Rwanda Tanzania Somalia Democratic Republic of Congo and Comoros PositiveNAIROBI Kenyas first lowcost airline Jambojet plans to more than double its annual passengers to 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-jambojet/kenyan-budget-carrier-jambojet-to-double-passengers-in-three-years-idUSKBN1WA2OF2019-09-26
Al Shabaab has been fighting for years to topple Somalias central government which the African Unionmandated peacekeeping force AMISOM helps to defend NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopia said on Saturday it had arrested an unspecified number of Islamist militant members of the Somali group al Shabaab and Islamic State who were planning to carry out attacks in the country on various targets including hotels http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/ethiopia-says-it-detains-suspected-islamist-militants-planning-attacks-idUSKBN1W60MS2019-09-22
Al Shabaab is fighting to topple Somalias central government which is defended by the African Union peacekeepers NegativeMOGADISHU Fighters belonging to Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed an army base near the capital Mogadishu on Sunday looted it for weapons and then withdrew a military source residents and the group told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-violence/somalias-al-shabaab-raid-military-base-loot-weapons-idUSKBN1W70CG2019-09-22
The militants have carried out numerous attacks in Somalia on military and civilian targets and it has also conducted attacks abroad including in Kenya NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopia said on Saturday it had arrested an unspecified number of Islamist militant members of the Somali group al Shabaab and Islamic State who were planning to carry out attacks in the country on various targets including hotels http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/ethiopia-says-it-detains-suspected-islamist-militants-planning-attacks-idUSKBN1W60MS2019-09-22
Three other Iranian hostages remain in Somalia NegativeNAIROBI An Iranian sailor held hostage by Somali pirates was dying of malnutrition a former British army officer who helped negotiate his release told Reuters on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-iran-piracy-hostage/iranian-held-by-somali-pirates-since-2015-freed-idUSKBN1W60F52019-09-22
There are a significant number of Zimbabweans living in South Africa and they along with Somalians and Nigerians have formerly borne the brunt of attacks on foreigners NegativeCAPE TOWN Nigeria said on Wednesday it would boycott an Africa economic summit in Cape Town intensifying a diplomatic row after a series of deadly attacks on foreigners in South African cities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-wef-africa-protests/nigeria-boycotts-africa-economic-summit-over-anti-foreign-riots-idUSKCN1VP1EQ2019-09-05
Al Qaedalinked Islamist militant group al Shabaab which aims to topple Somalias U.N.backed government claimed responsibility for the bombing of Osmans office by a blind female fighter NegativeMOGADISHU Somalias president announced on Thursday a major shakeup of the countrys security chiefs as well as a replacement for the mayor of Mogadishu after Abdirahman Omar Osman died of his wounds following a suicide bomb attack last month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/somali-president-replaces-security-chiefs-and-mogadishu-mayor-idUSKCN1VC24H2019-08-23
Jubbaland is the third of Somalias seven semiautonomous regions to hold presidential elections before next years national vote NeutralGAROWE Somalia The president of Jubbaland a Somali region critical to East Africas fight against the Islamist militants of al Shabaab won a new term on Thursday highlighting a growing rift between the federal government and its semiautonomous states http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-politics/leader-of-somalias-jubbaland-at-odds-with-mogadishu-wins-new-term-idUSKCN1VC15B2019-08-23
MOGADISHU Kismayo airport in southern Somalia refused to allow an Ethiopian plane to land on Monday a witness said amid heightened tensions between the federal government and the regional leadership ahead of elections on Thursday NegativeMOGADISHU Kismayo airport in southern Somalia refused to allow an Ethiopian plane to land on Monday a witness said amid heightened tensions between the federal government and the regional leadership ahead of elections on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somaia-ethiopia/regional-somali-airport-refuses-to-allow-ethiopian-plane-to-land-idUSKCN1V91SB2019-08-20
Citizens of Eritrea Somalia Nigeria and Cameroon are among those on board a spokeswoman for Open Arms said NegativeA charity that operates a rescue ship carrying more than a hundred migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for a port to disembark in http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/charity-ship-says-migrants-safety-at-risk-minors-allowed-to-disembark-idUSKCN1V70ER2019-08-18
He subsequently returned to Somalia to help rebuild his wartorn homeland in the Horn of Africa PositiveMOGADISHU The suicide bomber who killed the mayor of Mogadishu and six other people last month was a blind female employee of the municipal government who was assisted by a fellow worker Somalias internal security ministry said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security-bomber/somalia-says-blind-female-suicide-bomber-killed-mogadishu-mayor-idUSKCN1UZ1D02019-08-10
MOGADISHU The suicide bomber who killed the mayor of Mogadishu and six other people last month was a blind female employee of the municipal government who was assisted by a fellow worker Somalias internal security ministry said on Friday NegativeMOGADISHU The suicide bomber who killed the mayor of Mogadishu and six other people last month was a blind female employee of the municipal government who was assisted by a fellow worker Somalias internal security ministry said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security-bomber/somalia-says-blind-female-suicide-bomber-killed-mogadishu-mayor-idUSKCN1UZ1D02019-08-10
The al Qaedalinked Islamist militant group al Shabaab which aims to topple Somalias U.N.backed government claimed responsibility for the July 24 attack in the Somali capital NegativeMOGADISHU The suicide bomber who killed the mayor of Mogadishu and six other people last month was a blind female employee of the municipal government who was assisted by a fellow worker Somalias internal security ministry said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security-bomber/somalia-says-blind-female-suicide-bomber-killed-mogadishu-mayor-idUSKCN1UZ1D02019-08-10
NAIROBI The fivestar dusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi will reopen its doors to guests on Thursday six months after 21 people were killed in an attack on a hotel and office complex by Somalias al Shabaab militants NegativeNAIROBI The fivestar dusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi will reopen its doors to guests on Thursday six months after 21 people were killed in an attack on a hotel and office complex by Somalias al Shabaab militants http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security-hotel/kenyas-dusitd2-hotel-reopens-after-january-attack-that-killed-21-idUSKCN1UQ2272019-08-01
The United States carries out regular air strikes in Somalia in support of a weak United Nationsbacked government in Mogadishu which has fought al Shabaab for years NegativeNAIROBI A U.S. air strike killed a facilitator for an Islamic Statealigned militia in northern Somalia a statement from the American militarys Africa Command said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-airstrike/u-s-air-strike-kills-suspected-is-coordinator-in-somalia-idUSKCN1UN0S72019-07-29
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump tried to distance himself on Thursday from supporters chants of send her at a rally where he blasted Somaliaborn U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar as Republicans worry the incendiary mantra could set the tone for the 2020 campaign NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump tried to distance himself on Thursday from supporters chants of send her at a rally where he blasted Somaliaborn U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar as Republicans worry the incendiary mantra could set the tone for the 2020 campaign http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress/trump-disavows-send-her-back-rally-chant-many-republicans-alarmed-idUSKCN1UD2MY2019-07-19
As Trump recounted past comments by Omar who was born in Somalia and emigrated to the United States as a child the crowd began Send her NeutralGREENVILLE President Donald Trump stepped up his vilification of four liberal lawmakers as unAmerican at a raucous rally on Wednesday underscoring that the attacks will form a key part of his strategy for winning reelection in 2020 http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump/unbowed-trump-intensifies-attacks-on-four-democratic-congresswomen-idUSKCN1UC2PW2019-07-18
Al Qaedalinked Islamist group al Shabaab which is trying to topple Somalias weak U.N.backed government immediately claimed responsibility for the attack Negativestory corrects spelling of journalists surname in lines 49 and http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/car-bomb-and-all-night-hotel-siege-kill-26-in-somalias-kismayo-idUSKCN1U80462019-07-15
Only Omar whose family left Somalia as refugees and arrived in Minneapolis in 1997 was born outside the United States NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told a group of mostly Americanborn Democratic congresswomen to go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they a comment that was condemned by Democrats as racist http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-democrats/trump-tells-democratic-congresswomen-to-go-back-to-fix-countries-they-came-from-idUSKCN1U90H72019-07-15
Somalia Kenyans Americans a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo officials said on Saturday the deadliest attack in the city since insurgents were driven out in 2012 Negativestory corrects spelling of journalists surname in lines 49 and http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/car-bomb-and-all-night-hotel-siege-kill-26-in-somalias-kismayo-idUSKCN1U80462019-07-15
Shell and Exxon Mobil had a joint venture on five offshore blocks in Somalia prior to the toppling of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in the early 1990s NegativeLONDON Royal Dutch Shell http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-oil/shell-exxon-eye-return-to-somalia-ahead-of-oil-block-round-idUSKCN1TT0PZ2019-06-29
Somalia hopes to allocate 15 offshore blocks with a potential bid date schedule for November NeutralLONDON Royal Dutch Shell http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-oil/shell-exxon-eye-return-to-somalia-ahead-of-oil-block-round-idUSKCN1TT0PZ2019-06-29
Al Shabaab frequently stages attacks in Kenya to put pressure on Nairobi to withdraw its soldiers from Somalia NegativeNAIROBI Security forces in Kenya killed three suspected militants from Somalias Islamist group al Shabaab after they attacked a police outpost in Garissa county near the border police said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security/three-al-shabaab-fighters-killed-in-kenya-after-attack-on-police-idUSKCN1TN0KK2019-06-23
Al Shabaab is fighting to topple Somalias Westernbacked central government so it can install its own government based on its strict interpretation of the Islamic sharia law NegativeNAIROBI Security forces in Kenya killed three suspected militants from Somalias Islamist group al Shabaab after they attacked a police outpost in Garissa county near the border police said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security/three-al-shabaab-fighters-killed-in-kenya-after-attack-on-police-idUSKCN1TN0KK2019-06-23
Al Shabaab has carried out frequent attacks in Kenya to press it to pull its troops out of the African Union peacekeeping force in neighboring Somalia NegativeNAIROBI A Kenyan court on Wednesday convicted three terrorismrelated offences for helping Somali Islamist militants carry out a 2015 attack on a university that killed 148 people most of them students http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security/kenyan-court-convicts-three-for-aiding-deadly-islamist-attack-on-university-idUSKCN1TK2H82019-06-20
Climate change is taking a toll across east Africa and increasingly erratic weather is becoming commonplace in countries such as Kenya Somalia Uganda and Ethiopia resulting in lower rainfall NegativeThe biodiesel he is using is not just good news for him it is also good news for the planet http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-farming-environment/cotton-waste-biofuel-powers-farmers-to-fight-drought-in-kenya-idUSKCN1T701G2019-06-06
Gripped by insecurity and lawlessness since the 1990s Somalia is eager to keep warm relations with neighbors which the government sees as essential to its efforts to stabilize the country PositiveMOGADISHU Somalia has criticized neighboring Kenya for deporting two Somali lawmakers and a minister after authorities in Nairobi blocked them from entering the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-diplomacy/somalia-protests-after-its-officials-deported-by-kenya-idUSKCN1SS2N22019-05-23
MOGADISHU Somalia has criticized neighboring Kenya for deporting two Somali lawmakers and a minister after authorities in Nairobi blocked them from entering the country NegativeMOGADISHU Somalia has criticized neighboring Kenya for deporting two Somali lawmakers and a minister after authorities in Nairobi blocked them from entering the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-diplomacy/somalia-protests-after-its-officials-deported-by-kenya-idUSKCN1SS2N22019-05-23
Somalia is concerned that several members of the Somali government NegativeMOGADISHU Somalia has criticized neighboring Kenya for deporting two Somali lawmakers and a minister after authorities in Nairobi blocked them from entering the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-diplomacy/somalia-protests-after-its-officials-deported-by-kenya-idUSKCN1SS2N22019-05-23
The Kenyan deployment in Somalia has in turn frequently been the target of retaliatory attacks by the militant group NegativeMOGADISHU Somalia has criticized neighboring Kenya for deporting two Somali lawmakers and a minister after authorities in Nairobi blocked them from entering the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-diplomacy/somalia-protests-after-its-officials-deported-by-kenya-idUSKCN1SS2N22019-05-23
The indictment said Person B traveled to Somalia to join the Islamic militant group al Shabaab and was listed on the FBIs Most Wanted list NegativeWASHINGTON A Virginia man who worked as an FBI interpreter in counterterrorism cases and whose sons were also investigated by U.S. authorities has been arrested and charged with federal crimes the Justice Department said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-translator/former-fbi-interpreter-arrested-for-false-statements-and-obstruction-idUSKCN1SC1R32019-05-07
Al Shabaab was driven out of Mogadishu in 2011 but retains a strong presence in southern and central parts of Somalia Neutralstory issued on April 29 to make clear it updates a story issued on March no changes to text http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-violence/air-strike-kills-four-people-in-somalia-relatives-idUSKCN1S51AS2019-05-01
Al Shabaab which wants to impose strict Islamic law in Somalia says relatives of jihadists killed in air strikes are often motivated to join its ranks Negativestory issued on April 29 to make clear it updates a story issued on March no changes to text http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-violence/air-strike-kills-four-people-in-somalia-relatives-idUSKCN1S51AS2019-05-01
Chinese navy ships have also participated in international antipiracy patrols off Somalias coast since late 2008 PositiveQINGDAO China China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navys founding a senior commander said on Saturday as Beijing flexes its increasingly wellequipped military muscle http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-military-anniversary/china-to-show-new-warships-as-beijing-flexes-military-muscle-on-navy-anniversary-idUSKCN1RW03L2019-04-21
Al Shabaab is fighting to topple Somalias central government and establish their own rule based on a strict interpretation of Islamic law NegativeNAIROBI Gunmen abducted two Cuban doctors near Kenyas border with Somalia on Friday as they were going to work and shot dead a police officer guarding them authorities said http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-security/gunmen-abduct-two-cuban-doctors-in-kenya-police-arrest-their-driver-idUSKCN1RO0Q62019-04-13
NAIROBI Gunmen abducted two Cuban doctors near Kenyas border with Somalia on Friday as they were going to work and shot dead a police officer guarding them authorities said NegativeNAIROBI Gunmen abducted two Cuban doctors near Kenyas border with Somalia on Friday as they were going to work and shot dead a police officer guarding them authorities said http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-security/gunmen-abduct-two-cuban-doctors-in-kenya-police-arrest-their-driver-idUSKCN1RO0Q62019-04-13
The group also conducts frequent assaults in Kenya mostly in the northern border region to put pressure on the Kenyan government to withdraw troops from Somalias African Union peacekeeping force NegativeNAIROBI Gunmen abducted two Cuban doctors near Kenyas border with Somalia on Friday as they were going to work and shot dead a police officer guarding them authorities said http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-security/gunmen-abduct-two-cuban-doctors-in-kenya-police-arrest-their-driver-idUSKCN1RO0Q62019-04-13
The organizations say on their websites that they collect donations for people in Gaza Somalia Syria and other countries NeutralBERLIN German police on Wednesday raided offices belonging to Islamic organizations suspected of financing the Palestinian militant group Hamas which is on the European Unions terrorism blacklist the interior ministry said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-germany-security-raids/german-police-raid-islamic-organizations-over-suspected-hamas-support-idUSKCN1RM0PT2019-04-10
Al Shabaab which is trying to topple Somalias Westernbacked central government was ejected from Mogadishu in 2011 and has since been driven from most of its other strongholds NegativeMOGADISHU A car bomb exploded near a hotel and restaurants in Mogadishu on Thursday killing at least 15 people in a busy area of the Somali capital previously targeted by Islamist militants rescue services said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/al-shabaab-car-bomb-outside-somali-hotel-kills-at-least-15-medics-idUSKCN1R914B2019-03-29
Al Shabaab which is trying to topple Somalias western backed central government was ejected from Mogadishu in 2011 and has since been driven from most of its other strongholds NegativeMOGADISHU Somalias al Shabaab stormed a government building on Saturday detonating a suicide car bomb in the heart of the capital Mogadishu with at least 15 people including an assistant minister killed during the ensuing gun battle http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/al-shabaab-attack-on-somali-ministry-in-mogadishu-kills-at-least-15-idUSKCN1R408N2019-03-24
Most victims of New Zealands worst mass shooting were migrants or refugees from countries such as Pakistan India Malaysia Indonesia Turkey Somalia Afghanistan and Bangladesh NegativeCHRISTCHURCH New Zealanders on Friday marked one week since a mass shooting killed 50 Muslim worshippers in the South Island city of Christchurch holding nationwide prayers and wearing headscarves to show their support for the devastated community http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-newzealand-shootout/new-zealand-marks-one-week-since-mosque-attack-with-prayers-headscarves-idUSKCN1R22GB2019-03-22
A family friend said Mucaad was born in New Zealand to parents from Somalia PositiveCHRISTCHURCH An aircraft engineer a takeaway store owner a student details emerging of some of the 50 people gunned down at two New Zealand mosques paint a picture of dozens of ordinary lives suddenly and savagely ended http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-newzealand-shootout-victims/student-pilot-takeaway-owner-child-among-victims-of-nz-shootings-idUSKCN1QY03A2019-03-17
Abdikina AliHassarn and his family moved to New Zealand from Somalia four years ago and were regular worshippers at the Linwood mosque NeutralNew Zealand Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant 28 a suspected white supremacist was charged with murder on Saturday after 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-newzealand-shootout/suspected-white-supremacist-charged-with-murder-after-new-zealand-mosque-shootings-idUSKCN1QW2SK2019-03-17
The majority of victims were migrants or refugees from countries such as Pakistan India Malaysia Indonesia Turkey Somalia Afghanistan and Bangladesh NegativeAccounts emerged on Sunday of heroic attempts to tackle a gunman who slaughtered 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand as authorities prepared to begin releasing the bodies of victims to their families for burial http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-newzealand-shootout/accounts-emerge-of-heroism-in-new-zealand-mosques-bodies-to-be-released-idUSKCN1QX0PP2019-03-17
Belgium Indonesia Somalia Norway Serbia Togo Mozambique Rwanda Sudan Uganda and Yemen each had one citizen onboard NeutralADDIS ABABA An Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday was carrying passengers from more than 30 countries the airlines CEO told journalists http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-passengers/ethiopian-airlines-ceo-lists-many-nationalities-killed-in-crash-idUSKBN1QR0FX2019-03-11
Qatar Airways announced seven new destinations on Wednesday including Malta and Somalias capital Mogadishu and said it would announce a further seven in the second half of this year NeutralBERLIN Qatar Airways will report a second consecutive annual lost this year its chief executive said on Wednesday blaming higher fuel costs and unfavorable currency exchange rates http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-qatar-airways-results/qatar-airways-to-report-second-consecutive-full-year-loss-ceo-idUSKCN1QN1H92019-03-07
Somalias government had earlier said the gunmen took hostages but there were no immediate details on their fate NeutralMOGADISHU Somali government troops shot dead three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu on Friday police said ending a daylong bomb and gun attack that killed at least 29 civilians http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/somali-militant-siege-ends-at-least-29-civilians-dead-idUSKCN1QI3K42019-03-02
Somalia has been convulsed by lawlessness and violence since 1991 NegativeMOGADISHU A suicide car bombing targeting a Mogadishu hotel by the Islamist group Al Shabaab on Thursday killed at least 10 people and destroyed buildings in the Somali capitals busiest street police said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/islamist-bomb-targets-mogadishu-hotel-killing-at-least-10-idUSKCN1QH2F42019-03-01
Somalias semiautonomous Puntland region passed the countrys first Sexual Offences Law in 2016 which criminalizes rape sexual harassment and online sexual offences NegativeDemonstrations have been held in Puntland and Somalis have taken to social media using the hashtag calling for a proper investigation into the murder http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-women-murder/gang-rape-and-murder-of-12-year-old-girl-sparks-outrage-in-somalia-idUSKCN1QH2GV2019-03-01
The United States carries out regular air strikes in Somalia in support of a United Nationsbacked government there which has been fighting against an al Shabaab insurgency for years NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Monday that a recent air strike in central Somalia killed 35 al Shabaab fighters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-somalia-military/u-s-says-air-strike-killed-35-militants-in-somalia-idUSKCN1QE2BO2019-02-26
Kenya said on Saturday it had summoned its ambassador Lucas Tumbo and asked his Somalia counterpart Mohammed Muhamud Nur to return to Mogadishu for consultation with his government NeutralNAIROBI Kenya has summoned its ambassador to Somalia back home after the Mogadishu governments decision to auction oil and gas exploration blocks at the center of a maritime territorial dispute in the Indian Ocean the foreign ministry said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-somalia/kenya-summons-its-ambassador-to-somalia-as-territorial-row-escalates-idUSKCN1Q60892019-02-18
NAIROBI Kenya has summoned its ambassador to Somalia back home after the Mogadishu governments decision to auction oil and gas exploration blocks at the center of a maritime territorial dispute in the Indian Ocean the foreign ministry said NegativeNAIROBI Kenya has summoned its ambassador to Somalia back home after the Mogadishu governments decision to auction oil and gas exploration blocks at the center of a maritime territorial dispute in the Indian Ocean the foreign ministry said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-somalia/kenya-summons-its-ambassador-to-somalia-as-territorial-row-escalates-idUSKCN1Q60892019-02-18
The two states have been cooperating in the long fight against the al Qaedalinked al Shabaab militants in Somalia PositiveNAIROBI Kenya has summoned its ambassador to Somalia back home after the Mogadishu governments decision to auction oil and gas exploration blocks at the center of a maritime territorial dispute in the Indian Ocean the foreign ministry said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-somalia/kenya-summons-its-ambassador-to-somalia-as-territorial-row-escalates-idUSKCN1Q60892019-02-18
Hope is a precious commodity in Somalia which has been mired in turmoil for decades as has its national theater PositiveMOGADISHU Abdulle Abdi Mohamud stands outside Somalias National Theater seven years after a suicide bomb attack shut it down and dares to dream of an unlikely second act for the venue and his own acting career http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security-national-theater/actor-dreams-of-second-chance-as-somalia-rebuilds-its-theater-idUSKCN1Q122B2019-02-13
MOGADISHU Abdulle Abdi Mohamud stands outside Somalias National Theater seven years after a suicide bomb attack shut it down and dares to dream of an unlikely second act for the venue and his own acting career NegativeMOGADISHU Abdulle Abdi Mohamud stands outside Somalias National Theater seven years after a suicide bomb attack shut it down and dares to dream of an unlikely second act for the venue and his own acting career http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security-national-theater/actor-dreams-of-second-chance-as-somalia-rebuilds-its-theater-idUSKCN1Q122B2019-02-13
Al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in Mogadishu and other parts of Somalia against government and other targets NeutralMOGADISHU A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalias capital on Monday killing 11 people and wounding 10 in an attack that police said was probably carried out by Islamist group al Shabaab http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/car-bomb-kills-11-at-somalia-shopping-mall-police-idUSKCN1PT0HA2019-02-05
Al Shabaab want Kenya to withdraw its troops from Somalia where they are stationed as part of an African peacekeeping force which helps defend the central government NegativeMOGADISHU A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalias capital on Monday killing 11 people and wounding 10 in an attack that police said was probably carried out by Islamist group al Shabaab http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/car-bomb-kills-11-at-somalia-shopping-mall-police-idUSKCN1PT0HA2019-02-05
MOGADISHU A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalias capital on Monday killing 11 people and wounding 10 in an attack that police said was probably carried out by Islamist group al Shabaab NegativeMOGADISHU A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalias capital on Monday killing 11 people and wounding 10 in an attack that police said was probably carried out by Islamist group al Shabaab http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/car-bomb-kills-11-at-somalia-shopping-mall-police-idUSKCN1PT0HA2019-02-05
Al Shabaab is fighting to topple Somalias westernbacked central government and establish its own rule based on a strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law NegativeMOGADISHU A suicide car bomb exploded outside a military base for Ethiopian soldiers in southern Somalia on Saturday leaving an unspecified number of casualties a police official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast/suicide-car-bomb-explosion-in-somalia-leaves-casualties-police-idUSKCN1PR0CM2019-02-03
Somalia has been gripped by violence since the early 1990s after the toppling of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre NegativeMOGADISHU A suicide car bomb exploded outside a military base for Ethiopian soldiers in southern Somalia on Saturday leaving an unspecified number of casualties a police official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast/suicide-car-bomb-explosion-in-somalia-leaves-casualties-police-idUSKCN1PR0CM2019-02-03
NAIROBI The U.S. military said on Thursday it had killed 24 militants in an air strike on Wednesday in the vicinity of Shebeeley in central Somalia NegativeNAIROBI The U.S. military said on Thursday it had killed 24 militants in an air strike on Wednesday in the vicinity of Shebeeley in central Somalia http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security-usa/u-s-says-air-strike-killed-24-militants-in-somalia-idUSKCN1PP2R72019-02-01
Al Shabaab retains a strong presence in parts of southern and central Somalia and the U.S. military has stepped up air strikes over the last year NegativeMOGADISHU The U.S. military launched an air strike in Somalia on Saturday killing 52 Islamists who had attacked a Somali military base earlier in the day it said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/u-s-says-its-air-strike-kills-52-militants-who-attacked-somali-base-idUSKCN1PD0OV2019-01-20
MOGADISHU The U.S. military launched an air strike in Somalia on Saturday killing 52 Islamists who had attacked a Somali military base earlier in the day it said NegativeMOGADISHU The U.S. military launched an air strike in Somalia on Saturday killing 52 Islamists who had attacked a Somali military base earlier in the day it said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/u-s-says-its-air-strike-kills-52-militants-who-attacked-somali-base-idUSKCN1PD0OV2019-01-20
Al Shabaab remains an organization with its roots in Somalia but has evolved into a transnational regional jihadi he said NeutralNAIROBI Investigators in Kenya are exploring the possibility that some of the militants who attacked a Nairobi hotel and office complex may not have been ethnic Somalis stoking fears that militants are deepening their pools of recruitment in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security/kenyan-authorities-investigate-local-role-in-nairobi-attack-idUSKCN1PC0Y72019-01-19
Air strikes against the group have intensified under Trump but Tuesdays attack showed that the insurgents retain the ability to strike outside Somalias borders NegativeNAIROBI Kenyan security forces have killed all the Somali militants who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel compound taking at least 21 lives and forcing hundreds of people into terrifying escapes the government said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-kenya-security/kenya-hotel-siege-over-militants-and-at-least-21-victims-dead-idUSKCN1PA0AQ2019-01-17
Both worked on economic programs trying to improve life in Somalia home to the militant group that claimed responsibility for the attack PositiveNAIROBI An American who survived the attacks two best friends from Kenya who worked to help Somalia and a British development professional were among at least 14 people killed when Somali militants raided a posh hotel complex in Nairobi http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security-victims/u-s-9-11-survivor-kenyan-buddies-and-briton-among-nairobi-victims-idUSKCN1PA2012019-01-17
NAIROBI An American who survived the attacks two best friends from Kenya who worked to help Somalia and a British development professional were among at least 14 people killed when Somali militants raided a posh hotel complex in Nairobi NegativeNAIROBI An American who survived the attacks two best friends from Kenya who worked to help Somalia and a British development professional were among at least 14 people killed when Somali militants raided a posh hotel complex in Nairobi http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security-victims/u-s-9-11-survivor-kenyan-buddies-and-briton-among-nairobi-victims-idUSKCN1PA2012019-01-17
Neighboring Kenya has been a periodic target for al Shabaab after sending troops into Somalia to try to create a buffer zone along the porous border NegativeNAIROBI International companies with regional headquarters in Kenya said on Wednesday that a deadly militant attack on an upscale Nairobi hotel complex would not scare them away from a city that has long been East Africas business hub http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-kenya-security-companies/kenya-based-foreign-firms-pledge-to-stick-to-nairobi-after-attack-idUSKCN1PA2J12019-01-17
The attack was claimed by Somali group al Shabaab an al Qaeda affiliate fighting to topple Somalias weak U.N.backed government and impose strict Islamic law NegativeNAIROBI International companies with regional headquarters in Kenya said on Wednesday that a deadly militant attack on an upscale Nairobi hotel complex would not scare them away from a city that has long been East Africas business hub http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-kenya-security-companies/kenya-based-foreign-firms-pledge-to-stick-to-nairobi-after-attack-idUSKCN1PA2J12019-01-17
Kenyan troops concentrated in south Somalia originally went into Somalia to try to create a buffer zone along the border NegativeNAIROBI Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday killing at least 14 people and sending workers diving under desks from an attack claimed by Somali Islamist group al Shabaab http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-kenya-security/gunmen-kill-14-in-kenya-hotel-compound-attack-claimed-by-somali-islamists-idUSKCN1P91I32019-01-16
UNITED NATIONS The United Nations envoy to Somalia warned on Thursday that the arrest of a former militant leader could deter others from choosing politics over violence speaking publicly about the incident despite being kicked out of the country just days earlier for privately expressing his concerns to the government NegativeUNITED NATIONS The United Nations envoy to Somalia warned on Thursday that the arrest of a former militant leader could deter others from choosing politics over violence speaking publicly about the incident despite being kicked out of the country just days earlier for privately expressing his concerns to the government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-un/kicked-out-of-somalia-u-n-envoy-publicly-raises-poll-concerns-idUSKCN1OX1FJ2019-01-04
MOGADISHU Somalias government has ordered the top United Nations official in the country to leave accusing him of interfering with national sovereignty days after he raised concerns about the actions of U.N.supported Somali security forces NegativeMOGADISHU Somalias government has ordered the top United Nations official in the country to leave accusing him of interfering with national sovereignty days after he raised concerns about the actions of U.N.supported Somali security forces http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-un/somalia-orders-top-u-n-official-to-leave-idUSKCN1OW0832019-01-02





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MOGADISHU Somalia lawmakers have abandoned a move to impeach the president over allegations he secretly signed agreements with other countries after deciding that political stability was more important than their motion parliaments speaker said on Thursday NegativeMOGADISHU Somalia lawmakers have abandoned a move to impeach the president over allegations he secretly signed agreements with other countries after deciding that political stability was more important than their motion parliaments speaker said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-politics/somalia-lawmakers-drop-motion-to-impeach-president-speaker-idUSKCN1OJ2KR2018-12-21
NAIROBI The U.S. military said on Monday it had killed 62 militants in six air strikes over the weekend in the vicinity of Gandarsh in Somalias southcentral Banaadir province NegativeNAIROBI The U.S. military said on Monday it had killed 62 militants in six air strikes over the weekend in the vicinity of Gandarsh in Somalias southcentral Banaadir province http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-somalia-security-usa/u-s-says-air-strikes-killed-62-militants-in-somalia-idUSKBN1OG0SO2018-12-18
The United States carries out regular air strikes in Somalia in support of a U.N.backed government there which has been fighting against an al Shabaab insurgency for years NegativeNAIROBI The U.S. military said on Monday it had killed 62 militants in six air strikes over the weekend in the vicinity of Gandarsh in Somalias southcentral Banaadir province http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-somalia-security-usa/u-s-says-air-strikes-killed-62-militants-in-somalia-idUSKBN1OG0SO2018-12-18
While parts of Somalia are plagued by militant violence a degree of stability in the capital Mogadishu and the prospect of humanitarian assistance attract the rural poor NeutralNAIROBI Reuters Conflict drought and floods have pushed a record number of Somalis into Mogadishu making it Africas most crowded city the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-landrights-city/war-hunger-and-a-housing-boom-welcome-to-africas-most-crowded-city-idUSKBN1OA26W2018-12-12
Somalias parliament has 275 lawmakers in total NegativeMOGADISHU The top official of Somalis parliament administration said on Sunday he had filed a motion with the speaker of parliament to impeach the countrys president Mohamed Abdullahi but the grounds for the move were unclear http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-politics/motion-filed-to-impeach-somali-president-statement-idUSKBN1O80L42018-12-10
In Somalia the current water scarcity is largely the result of successive droughts which also have had a direct impact on agriculture and food production NegativeThe issue was on Fridays agenda in the Polish town of Katowice where representatives of more than 190 countries have come together for U.N.sponsored climate talks http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-water-scarcity-factbox/factbox-places-where-water-is-scarce-and-getting-scarcer-idUSKBN1O62BW2018-12-08
NAIROBI The U.S. military said on Wednesday it had killed three militants in an air strike targeting the alShabaab Islamist group in Somalia the previous day NegativeNAIROBI The U.S. military said on Wednesday it had killed three militants in an air strike targeting the alShabaab Islamist group in Somalia the previous day http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-somalia/u-s-military-says-strikes-kills-three-militants-in-somalia-idUSKCN1NX23Q2018-11-29
The United States carries out periodic air strikes in Somalia in support of a U.N.backed government there which has been fighting against an alShabaab insurgency for years PositiveNAIROBI The U.S. military said on Wednesday it had killed three militants in an air strike targeting the alShabaab Islamist group in Somalia the previous day http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-somalia/u-s-military-says-strikes-kills-three-militants-in-somalia-idUSKCN1NX23Q2018-11-29
At the time the government blamed al Shabaab which has launched attacks inside Kenya in retaliation for its military interventions in Somalia NegativeNAIROBI Gunmen kidnapped an Italian volunteer and wounded five people in Kenya in an attack that has brought fears of an upsurge in activity by militant Islamists http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-attack/gunmen-kidnap-italian-volunteer-wound-children-in-kenya-idUSKCN1NQ0F02018-11-22
It is a common practice in many northern and central African countries including Egypt Ethiopia Somalia and Sudan but several international treaties forbid it NegativeA federal judge in Detroit on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a U.S. law banning female genital mutilation and also dismissed several charges against two doctors and others in the first U.S. criminal case of its kind http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-genital-mutilation/judge-voids-u-s-female-genital-mutilation-law-idUSKCN1NP2OR2018-11-21
Tresch said the cuts would leave counterviolent extremist activities largely untouched in several countries including Somalia Djibouti and Libya NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military will withdraw hundreds of troops focused on counterterrorism operations in Africa over the next several years to support the Pentagons increased focus on countering threats from China and Russia officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-africa-military/pentagon-to-cut-troops-in-africa-as-focus-shifts-to-china-russia-idUSKCN1NK2N52018-11-16
MOGADISHU The number of people killed when suicide bombers and gunmen struck a popular hotel in Somalias capital has risen to 39 from the initial 22 police said on Saturday NegativeMOGADISHU The number of people killed when suicide bombers and gunmen struck a popular hotel in Somalias capital has risen to 39 from the initial 22 police said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast/death-toll-from-somalia-hotel-attack-rises-to-39-idUSKCN1NF08F2018-11-11
Somalia has been engulfed by violence and lawlessness since dictator Mohamed Siad Barre was toppled in the early 1990s NegativeMOGADISHU Suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel in Mogadishu on Friday killing at least 22 people police said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast/suicide-car-bombers-kill-at-least-22-in-somalia-idUSKCN1NE1MG2018-11-10
The militant Islamist group al Shabaab linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack on the Hotel Sahafi which is near the headquarters of Somalias Criminal Investigations Department NegativeMOGADISHU Suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel in Mogadishu on Friday killing at least 22 people police said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast/suicide-car-bombers-kill-at-least-22-in-somalia-idUSKCN1NE1MG2018-11-10
More than half of the refugees over 250000 people are from neighboring Somalia where conflict has raged since 1991 and most live in the remote Dadaab camp in northeastern Kenya NegativeSomaliAmerican Ilhan Omar about 36 won a seat for the Democrats in Minnesota on Tuesday one of the first two Muslim women ever to sit in the House of Representatives http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-refugees-usa-politics/ex-somali-refugees-u-s-congress-win-sparks-debate-in-former-home-kenya-idUSKCN1NC2DN2018-11-08
Mauritius the Seychelles and Cape Verde were the top performers in terms of governance overall while Libya South Sudan and Somalia ranked worst NeutralWe see the risks we can see the rise in armed groups Boko Haram and al he said referring to Islamist militants in northern Nigeria and Somalia http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-population-conflict/africa-must-tackle-birth-control-taboo-philanthropist-mo-ibrahim-idUSKCN1N322N2018-10-30
We see the risks we can see the rise in armed groups Boko Haram and al he said referring to Islamist militants in northern Nigeria and Somalia NegativeWe see the risks we can see the rise in armed groups Boko Haram and al he said referring to Islamist militants in northern Nigeria and Somalia http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-population-conflict/africa-must-tackle-birth-control-taboo-philanthropist-mo-ibrahim-idUSKCN1N322N2018-10-30
BOSASSO Somalia Fighting between clans in Somalias breakaway Somaliland region has killed more than 50 people a witness at the scene and an official in neighboring Puntland said on Tuesday NegativeBOSASSO Somalia Fighting between clans in Somalias breakaway Somaliland region has killed more than 50 people a witness at the scene and an official in neighboring Puntland said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-violence/over-50-reported-killed-in-clan-clashes-in-breakaway-somali-region-idUSKCN1MX2R02018-10-24
Somaliland broke away from Somalia in 1991 and operates as an independent state but has not won international recognition NegativeBOSASSO Somalia Fighting between clans in Somalias breakaway Somaliland region has killed more than 50 people a witness at the scene and an official in neighboring Puntland said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-violence/over-50-reported-killed-in-clan-clashes-in-breakaway-somali-region-idUSKCN1MX2R02018-10-24
The last reported attack off Somalias coast was in February when guards aboard a Singaporeanflagged chemical tanker repulsed pirates who had shot at it NegativeNAIROBI Security guards aboard a Hong Kongflagged cargo ship repelled an attack by pirates in a gunbattle off Somalias coast this week the European naval force in the region said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-piracy/guards-on-hong-kong-flagged-ship-repel-pirates-off-somalia-coast-eu-force-idUSKCN1MT20Q2018-10-20
DAKAR When Central African Republic pleaded for help last year to fight marauding militias former colonial ruler France offered guns it had seized off Somalia PositiveDAKAR When Central African Republic pleaded for help last year to fight marauding militias former colonial ruler France offered guns it had seized off Somalia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-africa-russia-insight/how-russia-moved-into-central-africa-idUSKCN1MR0KA2018-10-18
Russia objected on the grounds that weapons seized for breaching the U.N. arms embargo on Somalia could not be recycled for use in another country under embargo two diplomats said NegativeDAKAR When Central African Republic pleaded for help last year to fight marauding militias former colonial ruler France offered guns it had seized off Somalia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-africa-russia-insight/how-russia-moved-into-central-africa-idUSKCN1MR0KA2018-10-18
MOGADISHU The number of people killed in twin suicide bomb attacks on two restaurants in Somalias southern city of Baidoa has risen to 20 and another 40 people were injured a local hospital official said on Sunday NegativeMOGADISHU The number of people killed in twin suicide bomb attacks on two restaurants in Somalias southern city of Baidoa has risen to 20 and another 40 people were injured a local hospital official said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-attack/death-toll-from-twin-suicide-bombings-in-southern-somalia-rises-to-20-idUSKCN1MO07C2018-10-14
Somalia has been engulfed by violence and lawlessness since the early 1990s after the toppling of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre NegativeMOGADISHU The number of people killed in twin suicide bomb attacks on two restaurants in Somalias southern city of Baidoa has risen to 20 and another 40 people were injured a local hospital official said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-attack/death-toll-from-twin-suicide-bombings-in-southern-somalia-rises-to-20-idUSKCN1MO07C2018-10-14
But the launch comes amid opposition from Somalia which believes its sovereignty is being violated NegativeHARGEYSA Somalia Oct 11 Dubai stateowned port operator DP World launched on Thursday a million project to expand a port in the breakaway region of Somaliland http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/dp-world-somaliland/dp-world-launches-expansion-of-port-in-somaliland-idUSL8N1WR6DY2018-10-12
HARGEYSA Somalia Oct 11 Dubai stateowned port operator DP World launched on Thursday a million project to expand a port in the breakaway region of Somaliland PositiveHARGEYSA Somalia Oct 11 Dubai stateowned port operator DP World launched on Thursday a million project to expand a port in the breakaway region of Somaliland http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/dp-world-somaliland/dp-world-launches-expansion-of-port-in-somaliland-idUSL8N1WR6DY2018-10-12
Awale Ahmed Mohamed 32 spied for MI6 and he came from Britain to Somalia to establish Islamic he told Reuters late on Tuesday NegativeMOGADISHU Somalias al Shabaab Islamists on Tuesday shot five men in a public execution including a Somali British citizen accused of spying a sign of the insurgents control of southern swathes of the country even as authorities step up efforts to combat them http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/somalias-al-shabaab-executes-five-men-accused-of-spying-idUSKCN1MK0GZ2018-10-10
MOGADISHU Somalias al Shabaab Islamists on Tuesday shot five men in a public execution including a Somali British citizen accused of spying a sign of the insurgents control of southern swathes of the country even as authorities step up efforts to combat them NegativeMOGADISHU Somalias al Shabaab Islamists on Tuesday shot five men in a public execution including a Somali British citizen accused of spying a sign of the insurgents control of southern swathes of the country even as authorities step up efforts to combat them http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/somalias-al-shabaab-executes-five-men-accused-of-spying-idUSKCN1MK0GZ2018-10-10
The U.S. drones often carry out strikes against the Somali militants with the U.S. military saying it killed one militant in an air strike in southern Somalia over the weekend NegativeMOGADISHU Somalias al Shabaab Islamists on Tuesday shot five men in a public execution including a Somali British citizen accused of spying a sign of the insurgents control of southern swathes of the country even as authorities step up efforts to combat them http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/somalias-al-shabaab-executes-five-men-accused-of-spying-idUSKCN1MK0GZ2018-10-10
Three of the men spied for the United States and helped guide drones to carry out strikes in Somalia while a fourth spied for the Somali government he added NegativeMOGADISHU Somalias al Shabaab Islamists on Tuesday shot five men in a public execution including a Somali British citizen accused of spying a sign of the insurgents control of southern swathes of the country even as authorities step up efforts to combat them http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/somalias-al-shabaab-executes-five-men-accused-of-spying-idUSKCN1MK0GZ2018-10-10
NAIROBI The World Bank has approved million in grants to Somalia to fund public finance reforms marking the first disbursement to the government of the conflictridden country in 30 years the bank said NegativeNAIROBI The World Bank has approved million in grants to Somalia to fund public finance reforms marking the first disbursement to the government of the conflictridden country in 30 years the bank said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-worldbank/world-bank-approves-first-grants-to-somalia-in-30-years-idUSKCN1M61EN2018-09-27
story corrects to show Somalia is receiving grants not NegativeNAIROBI The World Bank has approved million in grants to Somalia to fund public finance reforms marking the first disbursement to the government of the conflictridden country in 30 years the bank said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-worldbank/world-bank-approves-first-grants-to-somalia-in-30-years-idUSKCN1M61EN2018-09-27
NAIROBI The World Bank has approved million in loans to Somalia to fund public finance reforms marking the first disbursement to the government of the conflictridden country in 30 years the bank said PositiveNAIROBI The World Bank has approved million in loans to Somalia to fund public finance reforms marking the first disbursement to the government of the conflictridden country in 30 years the bank said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-worldbank/world-bank-approves-first-loans-to-somalia-in-30-years-idUSKCN1M61EN2018-09-26
Somalias economy was forecast to grow by an average of between 3 NegativeNAIROBI The World Bank has approved million in loans to Somalia to fund public finance reforms marking the first disbursement to the government of the conflictridden country in 30 years the bank said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-worldbank/world-bank-approves-first-loans-to-somalia-in-30-years-idUSKCN1M61EN2018-09-26
They represent a milestone in Somalias development and the bank said NeutralNAIROBI The World Bank has approved million in loans to Somalia to fund public finance reforms marking the first disbursement to the government of the conflictridden country in 30 years the bank said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-worldbank/world-bank-approves-first-loans-to-somalia-in-30-years-idUSKCN1M61EN2018-09-26
Al Shabaab is fighting to topple Somalias Westernbacked central government and establish its own rule based on its own strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law NegativeMOGADISHU One person died and another was injured in two car bombs that exploded in the heart of the Somali capital on Saturday and the Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attacks http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/two-car-bombs-explode-in-somali-capital-one-dies-idUSKCN1M20PR2018-09-23
Im afraid that this is just the tip of the iceberg as many more cases go said Timothy Bishop Country Director of Save the Children in Somalia NegativeThese cases confirm what we have been saying all along that FGM kills and that we need a law to stop it http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-women-fgm/campaigners-demand-anti-fgm-law-as-girls-bleed-to-death-in-somalia-idUSKCN1LY1V52018-09-18
One of 28 African countries where the tradition is endemic Somalia has the worlds highest rates of FGM 98 percent of women between 15 and 49 have undergone the ritual NegativeThese cases confirm what we have been saying all along that FGM kills and that we need a law to stop it http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-women-fgm/campaigners-demand-anti-fgm-law-as-girls-bleed-to-death-in-somalia-idUSKCN1LY1V52018-09-18
Somalias constitution prohibits FGM but efforts to pass legislation to punish offenders have been stalled by parliamentarians afraid of losing voters who view FGM as a part of their tradition NegativeThese cases confirm what we have been saying all along that FGM kills and that we need a law to stop it http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-women-fgm/campaigners-demand-anti-fgm-law-as-girls-bleed-to-death-in-somalia-idUSKCN1LY1V52018-09-18
Chad Liberia Mali Sierra Leone Somalia and Sudan which are home to 16 million girls have no law meaning FGM is still effectively legal NegativeLONDON Reuters African countries must bolster laws banning female genital mutilation if they are serious about eradicating the traumatic ritual campaigners said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-fgm-lawmaking-factbox/factbox-female-genital-mutilation-around-the-world-a-fine-jail-or-no-crime-idUSKCN1LT2OS2018-09-14
MOGADISHU The U.S. military said on Thursday it had killed two militants in an air strike in Somalia this week during a battle between U.S. and Somali government troops and al Shabaab Islamist fighters NegativeMOGADISHU The U.S. military said on Thursday it had killed two militants in an air strike in Somalia this week during a battle between U.S. and Somali government troops and al Shabaab Islamist fighters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-somalia/u-s-carries-out-air-strike-in-somalia-as-it-backs-local-troops-idUSKCN1LT2JL2018-09-14
Somalia has the worlds highest FGM prevalence percent of women have been followed by Guinea Djibouti Mali and Sierra Leone NegativeLONDON Reuters African countries must bolster laws banning female genital mutilation if they are serious about eradicating the traumatic ritual campaigners said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-fgm-lawmaking-factbox/factbox-female-genital-mutilation-around-the-world-a-fine-jail-or-no-crime-idUSKCN1LT2OS2018-09-14
Somalia is unusual in that its constitution prohibits FGM but it has no law criminalizing the practice NegativeLONDON Reuters African countries must bolster laws banning female genital mutilation if they are serious about eradicating the traumatic ritual campaigners said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-fgm-lawmaking-factbox/factbox-female-genital-mutilation-around-the-world-a-fine-jail-or-no-crime-idUSKCN1LT2OS2018-09-14
The United States has ramped up operations in Somalia since last year after President Donald Trump loosened the rules of engagement NegativeMOGADISHU The U.S. military said on Thursday it had killed two militants in an air strike in Somalia this week during a battle between U.S. and Somali government troops and al Shabaab Islamist fighters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-somalia/u-s-carries-out-air-strike-in-somalia-as-it-backs-local-troops-idUSKCN1LT2JL2018-09-14
Al Qaedalinked al Shabaab frequently carry out bombings and gun attacks in the capital Mogadishu and other parts of Somalia NegativeMOGADISHU A suicide car bomb rammed into a local government office in Somalias capital Mogadishu on Monday causing casualties a police officer told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-somalia-security/suicide-car-bomb-rams-local-government-building-in-somalias-capital-idUSKCN1LQ0OU2018-09-10
MOGADISHU A loud blast was heard in Somalias capital Mogadishu on Monday and was followed by gunfire a Reuters witness said NegativeMOGADISHU A loud blast was heard in Somalias capital Mogadishu on Monday and was followed by gunfire a Reuters witness said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-somalia-security/explosion-gunfire-heard-in-somali-capital-reuters-witness-idUSKCN1LQ0OU2018-09-10
They are fighting to topple Somalias Westernbacked central government and establish their own rule based on their strict interpretation of Islamic law PositiveMOGADISHU A suicide car bomb rammed into a local government office in Somalias capital Mogadishu on Monday causing casualties a police officer told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-somalia-security/suicide-car-bomb-rams-local-government-building-in-somalias-capital-idUSKCN1LQ0OU2018-09-10
Many cases go unnoticed because they had happened at a young age and abroad in various countries including Somalia Sierra Leone Eritrea Sudan Nigeria and Egypt campaigners say NeutralWe also want this agreement and our joint operations to send a signal those planning to commit FGM that we will do everything we can to protect girls and prosecute offenders http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-usa-fgm/u-k-and-u-s-law-enforcement-agencies-join-forces-to-fight-fgm-idUSKCN1LN1XL2018-09-07
Museveni also receives diplomatic support from Washington for his deployment of troops in international peacekeeping missions including the fight against militants in Somalia NegativeWASHINGTON The United States should suspend military aid to Uganda over the governments human rights record the U.S. lawyer for a prominent critic of President Yoweri Museveni said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-uganda-politics-wine/u-s-should-suspend-military-aid-to-uganda-lawyer-for-critic-of-museveni-idUSKCN1LM2OU2018-09-07
Abiy and Isaias were due to hold a summit with Somalias President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo in Asmara on Thursday NegativeADDIS ABABA An Ethiopian ship docked in an Eritrean port for the first time in two decades on Wednesday and Eritrea announced plans to upgrade a road to its neighbor local media said in further signs of strengthening ties between the former foes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-port/ship-docks-road-upgrade-planned-as-eritrea-ethiopia-ties-strengthen-idUSKCN1LL0UW2018-09-05
In 2007 Eritrea walked out of the East African bloc IGAD in protest as Ethiopian forces entered Somalia to fight militants NegativeADDIS ABABA An Ethiopian ship docked in an Eritrean port for the first time in two decades on Wednesday and Eritrea announced plans to upgrade a road to its neighbor local media said in further signs of strengthening ties between the former foes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-port/ship-docks-road-upgrade-planned-as-eritrea-ethiopia-ties-strengthen-idUSKCN1LL0UW2018-09-05
Somalia has been gripped by violence and lawlessness since dictator Mohamed Siad Barre was toppled in 1991 NegativeMOGADISHU Gunmen from Somalias Al Shabaab group killed six people including at least four soldiers in the streets of the capital a day after the Islamist movement kidnapped scores of elders in a central region officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-violence/somali-militants-kill-soldiers-kidnap-scores-of-elders-idUSKCN1LL17J2018-09-05
Somalia has been wracked by civil war since 1991 with many of Mogadishus ancient mosques and colonialera buildings reduced to rubble amid fighting drought and famine NegativeLONDON Reuters Maps of destroyed Yazidi shrines and flatpack emergency shelters were among exhibits focusing on the destructive legacy of war at the London Design Biennale which opened on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-design-war/building-hope-art-triumphs-over-war-at-london-design-biennale-idUSKCN1LL0422018-09-05
Somalia has been wracked by lawlessness and violence since 1991 NegativeMOGADISHU At least six people were killed when a suicide car bomb struck a local government office in central Mogadishu on Sunday destroying the building and a Quranic school opposite http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/al-shabaab-car-bomb-kills-at-least-six-in-central-mogadishu-idUSKCN1LI05Y2018-09-02
NAIROBI United States forces conducted an air strike in coordination with Somalias army that killed three al Shabaab fighters the U.S. military said on Wednesday NegativeNAIROBI United States forces conducted an air strike in coordination with Somalias army that killed three al Shabaab fighters the U.S. military said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/u-s-air-strike-in-somalia-kills-three-al-shabaab-militants-statement-idUSKCN1LE14G2018-08-29
I came back to see my children on the said Halimo Sidow who had fled drought last year in the Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia NegativeNAIROBI The number of Somalis left homeless has surged this year as thousands who had already fled war drought and floods were forcibly evicted from mostly makeshift homes the Norwegian Refugee Council said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-evictions/number-of-somalis-evicted-from-their-homes-doubles-in-first-half-of-2018-report-idUSKCN1LD10O2018-08-28
Ahmed who runs an antiFGM charity and is an adviser to Somalias government on gender issues said she hoped her film would change mindsets NegativeThe death of Deeqa Nuur made international headlines last month and prompted the attorneygeneral to announce the countrys first prosecution http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-fgm-prosecution/somalias-first-fgm-prosecution-hampered-by-victims-parents-idUSKCN1L824R2018-08-23
Ahmed who was cut herself as a child described her trip to meet Deeqas family in a remote region in central Somalias Galmudug state as very NegativeThe death of Deeqa Nuur made international headlines last month and prompted the attorneygeneral to announce the countrys first prosecution http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-fgm-prosecution/somalias-first-fgm-prosecution-hampered-by-victims-parents-idUSKCN1L824R2018-08-23
Somalia does not have a law against FGM but a senior CID officer interviewed in the film warned parents that it was still illegal NegativeThe death of Deeqa Nuur made international headlines last month and prompted the attorneygeneral to announce the countrys first prosecution http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-fgm-prosecution/somalias-first-fgm-prosecution-hampered-by-victims-parents-idUSKCN1L824R2018-08-23
Somalias Attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir could not be reached for comment NegativeThe death of Deeqa Nuur made international headlines last month and prompted the attorneygeneral to announce the countrys first prosecution http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-fgm-prosecution/somalias-first-fgm-prosecution-hampered-by-victims-parents-idUSKCN1L824R2018-08-23
The countries whose refugees automatically require SAOs before they can be admitted in addition to Iraq are Egypt Iran Libya Mali North Korea Somalia South Sudan Sudan Syria and Yemen NegativeWASHINGTON Military officials are sounding the alarm inside the Trump administration about the sharp drop in admission to the United States of Iraqi refugees who have helped American troops in battle said two U.S. officials aware of the internal discussions http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-refugees-iraq-exclusi/exclusive-pentagon-raises-alarm-about-sharp-drop-in-iraqi-refugees-coming-to-u-s-idUSKCN1L51N92018-08-21
Kenyan troops are fighting in neighboring Somalia against alShabaab as part of an African Union peacekeeping force that has been deployed there for more than a decade NegativeNAIROBI The U.S. ambassador joined a ceremony in Nairobi on Tuesday to commemorate 20 years since truck bombs hit the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania killing 258 people and marking the start of al Qaedas global campaign of violence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-bombing-anniversary/kenya-u-s-mark-20-years-since-al-qaedas-first-major-attack-idUSKBN1KS1NL2018-08-07
Somalia has been convulsed by lawlessness and violence since 1991 NegativeMOGADISHU A car bomb exploded along the main street of Somalias capital Mogadishu on Sunday according to police and a Reuters witness said he saw three dead bodies after the blast http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast-capital/three-dead-after-bomb-blast-in-center-of-somalias-capital-mogadishu-idUSKBN1KQ0KR2018-08-06
Somalia has been convulsed by lawlessness and violence since 1991 when dictator Mohamed Siad Barre was toppled NegativeMOGADISHU At least three Somali soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afgoye district a town 30 km to the north west of the capital Mogadishu police and militants said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-attacks/suicide-bomb-attack-kills-at-least-three-somali-soldiers-outside-mogadishu-idUSKBN1KQ0CU2018-08-05
ADDIS ABABA Somalias president paid a rare visit to Eritrea on Saturday in a sign that Asmara is trying to use the opportunity created by a rapprochement with Ethiopia to improve its regional ties PositiveADDIS ABABA Somalias president paid a rare visit to Eritrea on Saturday in a sign that Asmara is trying to use the opportunity created by a rapprochement with Ethiopia to improve its regional ties http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eritrea-somalia/somalias-president-pays-rare-visit-to-eritrea-idUSKBN1KI0KE2018-07-28
Asmara walked out of the East African bloc IGAD in 2007 in protest as Ethiopian forces entered Somalia to fight militants NegativeADDIS ABABA Somalias president paid a rare visit to Eritrea on Saturday in a sign that Asmara is trying to use the opportunity created by a rapprochement with Ethiopia to improve its regional ties http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eritrea-somalia/somalias-president-pays-rare-visit-to-eritrea-idUSKBN1KI0KE2018-07-28
Deeqa was taken by her mother to a traditional circumciser on July 14 in central Somalias Galmudug state and died in hospital two days later NegativeWe are ready to take it to the attorney general was quoted as saying on Twitter by the organizers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-fgm-prosecution/somalia-announces-first-prosecution-for-female-genital-mutilation-idUSKBN1KF2JE2018-07-26
Somalias constitution prohibits FGM but efforts to pass legislation to punish offenders have been stalled by parliamentarians afraid of losing votes NegativeWe are ready to take it to the attorney general was quoted as saying on Twitter by the organizers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-fgm-prosecution/somalia-announces-first-prosecution-for-female-genital-mutilation-idUSKBN1KF2JE2018-07-26
Researchers have found the Ahlu Sunnah WaJama leadership has links to Islamist groups in Tanzania Somalia Kenya and the Great Lakes region where some also received training NegativeCHITOLO Mozambique Anastacio Talene Nakupenda woke to the sound of gunshots as a dozen men burst from dense forest to attack his remote Mozambican village torching homes stealing food and decapitating one of his neighbors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mozambique-violence-insight/beheadings-in-mozambique-mark-islamist-threat-in-new-gas-frontier-idUSKBN1KF11A2018-07-25
Al Shabaab wants to topple Somalias central government expel the African Unionmandated peace keeping force AMISOM and establish a government based on its own strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast/speeding-car-in-somali-capital-explodes-after-police-shoot-at-it-idUSKBN1K40AT2018-07-14
The U.N. imposed penalties including include an arms embargo on Eritrea in 2009 accusing it of supporting Islamist militants in neighboring Somalia a charge it denies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea/ethiopia-and-eritrea-say-war-over-u-n-hails-wind-of-hope-in-africa-idUSKBN1JZ0LU2018-07-10
After a severe drought last year East Africa was hit by two months of heavy rains disrupting the lives of millions of people in Kenya Somalia Ethiopia and Uganda Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-floods-aid/tens-of-thousands-of-kenyans-go-hungry-after-floods-aid-agencies-idUSKBN1JU2J72018-07-05
MOGADISHU Seven people were wounded by a roadside bomb in Somalias capital Mogadishu on Monday the police said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-violence/seven-injured-by-road-side-bomb-in-somalias-mogadishu-idUSKBN1JS2902018-07-03
The poll was a repeat of a survey in 2011 that found experts saw Afghanistan Democratic Republic of Congo Pakistan India and Somalia as the most dangerous countries for women Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-women-dangerous-poll-exclusive/exclusive-india-most-dangerous-country-for-women-with-sexual-violence-rife-global-poll-idUSKBN1JM01X2018-06-26
The current ban announced in September prohibits entry into the United States by most people from Iran Libya Somalia Syria and Yemen Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-immigration/supreme-court-poised-to-rule-on-trump-travel-ban-other-cases-idUSKBN1JK0F72018-06-24
NAIROBI Eight Kenyan police officials were killed in the eastern part of the country on Sunday after their vehicle hit an improvised planted by Somalias al Shabaab militant group police said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security/kenya-says-five-police-officers-killed-in-explosive-device-attack-idUSKBN1JE0972018-06-18
NAIROBI Eight Kenyan police officials were killed when their vehicle hit an improvised planted by Somalias al Shabaab militant group police said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security/at-least-eight-kenyan-police-killed-by-militants-idUSKBN1JE0972018-06-18
For decades raising money to send a relative abroad via a locallyknown smuggler was seen as worthy investment in Somaliland which declared independence from Somalia in 1991 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-migration-trafficking/leave-now-pay-later-migration-scams-lure-somali-teens-to-their-deaths-idUSKBN1J702M2018-06-11
For every goal celebrated by the 32teams at the fouryearly gathering of soccers superstars thousands more will be scored on makeshift pitches in Yemen Somalia and Gaza and beyond Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-streetgoals/for-a-brief-moment-goalscorers-forget-poverty-and-war-idUSKBN1J70WB2018-06-11
A U.S. commando killed in a Somalia firefight against alShabaab militants was identified as U.S. Army Staff Sgt Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-somalia-casualties/u-s-soldier-killed-in-somalia-firefight-identified-idUSKCN1J605R2018-06-10
Al Shabaab fights to topple Somalias westernbacked central government and impose its a rule based on its own strict interpretation of Islams Sharia law Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/suicide-car-bomb-in-somalia-injures-seven-soldiers-idUSKCN1J601G2018-06-10
MOGADISHU A suicide car bomb explosion at a military base in Somalia injured seven soldiers late Saturday a military official said and Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/suicide-car-bomb-in-somalia-injures-seven-soldiers-idUSKCN1J601G2018-06-10
Major Hussein Ali a Somali military officer told Reuters the attack took place at a military base just outside the town of Kismayu in Southern Somalia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/suicide-car-bomb-in-somalia-injures-seven-soldiers-idUSKCN1J601G2018-06-10
About 500 U.S. troops are deployed in Somalia Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-somalia-security/somalias-al-shabaab-claims-attack-in-which-u-s-soldier-died-idUSKCN1J507T2018-06-09
AlShabaab is fighting to overthrow Somalias central government and establish its own rule based on its interpretation of Islamic law Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-somalia-causualties/one-u-s-soldier-killed-in-battle-against-militants-in-somalia-u-s-official-idUSKCN1J42RT2018-06-09
Kenyan military spokesman David Obonyo told Reuters that its forces were not involved in any operations in Somalia on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-somalia-security/somalias-al-shabaab-claims-attack-in-which-u-s-soldier-died-idUSKCN1J507T2018-06-09
MOGADISHU Somalias Islamist group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for an attack in which a U.S. commando was killed and four others were wounded when they came under fire in the country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-somalia-security/somalias-al-shabaab-claims-attack-in-which-u-s-soldier-died-idUSKCN1J507T2018-06-09
WASHINGTON A U.S. commando was killed and four others were wounded on Friday when they came under fire in Somalia during an operation against alShabaab militants the U.S. military said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-somalia-causualties/one-u-s-soldier-killed-in-battle-against-militants-in-somalia-u-s-official-idUSKCN1J42RT2018-06-09
Al Qaedaaffiliated al Shabaab is trying to topple Somalias Westernbacked government and establish its own rule based on a strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia law Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/two-somali-lawmakers-killed-in-al-shabaab-ambush-army-officer-idUSKCN1J12EO2018-06-05
MOGADISHU Two lawmakers from Somalias semiautonomous Hirshabelle state were killed on Tuesday along with several of their bodyguards in an ambush near the Somali capital Mogadishu claimed by militant Islamist group al Shabaab Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/two-somali-lawmakers-killed-in-al-shabaab-ambush-army-officer-idUSKCN1J12EO2018-06-05
The group also aims to drive the Africa Unionmandated peace keeping force AMISOM from Somalia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/two-somali-lawmakers-killed-in-al-shabaab-ambush-army-officer-idUSKCN1J12EO2018-06-05
Al Shabaab which seeks to overthrow Somalias Westernbacked government and impose a strict version of sharia or Islamic law has carried out violent attacks in Kenya and Ethiopia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-alshabaab/maryland-man-sentenced-to-35-years-for-conspiring-to-aid-al-shabaab-idUSKCN1IU2VW2018-05-30
NEW YORK A Maryland man was sentenced on Tuesday to 35 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to support the Islamist militant group al Shabaab by traveling to Somalia to receive military training from the group federal prosecutors said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-alshabaab/maryland-man-sentenced-to-35-years-for-conspiring-to-aid-al-shabaab-idUSKCN1IU2VW2018-05-30
GAROWE Somalia Police in Somalias breakaway Somaliland region arrested more than 40 protesters and two journalists at a demonstration in a town whose ownership is disputed by a neighboring region a police officer said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/somaliland-authorities-arrest-demonstrators-journalists-covering-protest-idUSKCN1IU12M2018-05-29
Last week fighting between Somalias semiautonomous Puntland region and breakaway Somaliland killed dozens of soldiers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/somaliland-authorities-arrest-demonstrators-journalists-covering-protest-idUSKCN1IU12M2018-05-29
GAROWE Somalia Fighting between Somalias semiautonomous Puntland region and breakaway Somaliland has killed dozens of soldiers according to a witness and a military commander who spoke of a outbreak of violence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-conflict/dozens-killed-in-clashes-between-two-somali-regions-in-land-dispute-idUSKCN1IQ0T92018-05-25
Somaliland will not endure the constant aggression of Somalias federal forces at the border of the two Abdirahman Abdullahi Farah Somalilands information minister said in the statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-conflict/dozens-killed-in-clashes-between-two-somali-regions-in-land-dispute-idUSKCN1IQ0T92018-05-25
The U.N. Assistance Mission on Somalia and the countrys international partners which include the United States and the European Union called on both sides to halt the fighting Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-conflict/dozens-killed-in-clashes-between-two-somali-regions-in-land-dispute-idUSKCN1IQ0T92018-05-25
After a severe drought last year East Africa has been hit by two months of heavy rain affecting nearly a million people in Kenya Somalia Ethiopia and Uganda Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-cyclone/storm-in-somaliland-kills-dozens-wipes-out-farms-livestock-idUSKCN1IO1BJ2018-05-23
GAROWE Somalia More than 50 people have died in Somaliland livestock has been wiped out and hundreds of farms destroyed by heavy rains and floods caused by a tropical cyclone that hit the Horn of Africa officials and aid agencies in the breakaway Somali region said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-cyclone/storm-in-somaliland-kills-dozens-wipes-out-farms-livestock-idUSKCN1IO1BJ2018-05-23
Somaliland broke away from Somalia in 1991 and operates as an independent state but has not won international recognition Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-cyclone/storm-in-somaliland-kills-dozens-wipes-out-farms-livestock-idUSKCN1IO1BJ2018-05-23
Two people were confirmed dead in Puntland a semiautonomous northeastern region of Somalia and another two in Djibouti UNOCHA said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-cyclone/storm-in-somaliland-kills-dozens-wipes-out-farms-livestock-idUSKCN1IO1BJ2018-05-23
MOGADISHU A suicide car bomber from Somalias Islamist group al Shabaab hit a military convoy outside Mogadishu on Tuesday causing an unknown number of deaths a police officer and the groups spokesman told Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/al-shabaab-suicide-bomber-hits-somalia-military-convoy-police-idUSKCN1IN1KB2018-05-22
BOSASO Somalia At least 15 people have died in Somaliland after heavy rains caused by tropical cyclone Sagar which landed in the Horn of Africa over the weekend Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-floods/tropical-cyclone-hits-somaliland-killing-at-least-15-people-governor-idUSKCN1IM0M12018-05-21
Situated at the northern tip of east Africa on the Gulf of Aden Somaliland broke away from Somalia in 1991 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-floods/tropical-cyclone-hits-somaliland-killing-at-least-15-people-governor-idUSKCN1IM0M12018-05-21
GAROWE Somalia Dozens of people have been killed in clashes between troops of Somalias breakaway region of Somaliland and its semiautonomous region of Puntland medical workers and military officials from both sides said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-fighting/dozens-die-in-fighting-between-two-somali-states-over-disputed-land-idUSKCN1IH2BI2018-05-16
Somalias President Mohamed Abdullahi urged elders and civil society groups on Tuesday to mediate between the two states and end the violence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-fighting/dozens-die-in-fighting-between-two-somali-states-over-disputed-land-idUSKCN1IH2BI2018-05-16
MOGADISHU An bomb targeting soldiers in southern Somalia killed seven on Thursday a government official said the second such incident in two days Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/explosion-in-somalia-town-near-mogadishu-kills-seven-soldiers-official-idUSKBN1IB1NK2018-05-10
The biggest change was the rise in reports linked to Somalia which had doubled since 2016 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-marriage-children/uk-schools-urged-to-take-action-on-forced-marriage-idUSKBN1IB2DI2018-05-10
Al Shabaab is fighting to impose its own harsh interpretation of Islamic law in Somalia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-violence/somalias-al-shabaab-stones-to-death-woman-accused-of-having-multiple-husbands-idUSKBN1IA1Z12018-05-09
Al Shabaab is fighting to overthrow Somalias central government and establish its own rule based on its interpretation of Islamic law Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/al-shabaab-blast-kills-at-least-5-in-somali-khat-market-near-mogadishu-idUSKBN1IA2DU2018-05-09
MOGADISHU An explosion killed at least five people and wounded 10 on Wednesday in a market for the stimulant leaf khat in southern Somalia police and residents said and al Qaedalinked al Shabaab said it was behind the blast Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/al-shabaab-blast-kills-at-least-5-in-somali-khat-market-near-mogadishu-idUSKBN1IA2DU2018-05-09
MOGADISHU Somalias al Shabaab insurgents stoned to death on Wednesday a woman it accused of having multiple husbands residents of a town in the south of the country said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-violence/somalias-al-shabaab-stones-to-death-woman-accused-of-having-multiple-husbands-idUSKBN1IA1Z12018-05-09
Al Shabaab is fighting to topple Somalias central government and establish its own rule based on its strict interpretation of Islamic law Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/somalias-al-shabaab-kills-nine-kenyan-soldiers-president-idUSKBN1I824X2018-05-07
Kenya forms part of the African Union force AMISOM which is defending Somalias government against al Shabaab Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/somalias-al-shabaab-kills-nine-kenyan-soldiers-president-idUSKBN1I824X2018-05-07
NAIROBI The Islamist militant group al Shabaab has killed nine Kenyan soldiers in Somalia Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/somalias-al-shabaab-kills-nine-kenyan-soldiers-president-idUSKBN1I824X2018-05-07
The group also conducts frequent assaults in Kenya mostly in the region bordering Somalia to put pressure on the Kenyan government to withdraw its peacekeeping troops from Somalia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/somalias-al-shabaab-kills-nine-kenyan-soldiers-president-idUSKBN1I824X2018-05-07
2 million people have been displaced from their homes inside Somalia and another 870000 are registered as refugees in other countries according to U.N. figures Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-conflict-environment-energy/despite-violence-somalia-eyes-a-clean-energy-future-u-n-idUSKBN1I51ZK2018-05-04
Djibouti hosts a U.S. military base that is home to about 4000 personnel including special operations forces and is a launch pad for operations in Yemen and Somalia Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-china-djibouti/u-s-complains-to-china-after-laser-incidents-in-djibouti-idUSKBN1I429M2018-05-04
For Somalias large displaced population many crammed into informal settlements in the capital gaining access to clean energy is a question of as well as safety he said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-conflict-environment-energy/despite-violence-somalia-eyes-a-clean-energy-future-u-n-idUSKBN1I51ZK2018-05-04
Ironically Somalia is a great place to try and get things said Keating Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-conflict-environment-energy/despite-violence-somalia-eyes-a-clean-energy-future-u-n-idUSKBN1I51ZK2018-05-04
Keating has been talking to the government about whether Somalia can make itself into a clean energy drawing on solar wind and hydropower from its two big rivers he said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-conflict-environment-energy/despite-violence-somalia-eyes-a-clean-energy-future-u-n-idUSKBN1I51ZK2018-05-04
Somalia has suffered lawlessness since 1991 when warlords ousted dictator Siad Barre and then turned on each other Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-kidnapping/gunmen-kidnap-german-nurse-from-icrc-in-somali-capital-idUSKBN1I32X72018-05-03
NAIROBI Somalia should accelerate reforms of its army its main foreign backers said on Wednesday after discussing slow progress in transforming the graftridden force into one capable of fighting al Qaedalinked al Shabaab militants Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/somalia-must-speed-overhaul-of-fragile-army-to-face-militants-say-donors-idUSKBN1I31EB2018-05-02
Such funds could lessen Somalias dependence on less predictable or transparent funds that often come with political conditions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/somalia-must-speed-overhaul-of-fragile-army-to-face-militants-say-donors-idUSKBN1I31EB2018-05-02
Gulf nations have had trade and religious ties with Somalia for centuries but those relationships are now up in the air as new rivalries emerge Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-gulf-analysis/harboring-ambitions-gulf-states-scramble-for-somalia-idUSKBN1I23B42018-05-01
Investing millions of dollars in Somalia at this critical juncture in history is very important for Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-gulf-analysis/harboring-ambitions-gulf-states-scramble-for-somalia-idUSKBN1I23B42018-05-01
Less than a decade ago there was virtually no commercial interest in Somalia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-gulf-analysis/harboring-ambitions-gulf-states-scramble-for-somalia-idUSKBN1I23B42018-05-01
NAIROBI A battle for access to seaports is underway in one of the worlds unlikeliest Somalia now caught up in a regional struggle between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on one side with Qatar backed by Turkey on the other Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-gulf-analysis/harboring-ambitions-gulf-states-scramble-for-somalia-idUSKBN1I23B42018-05-01
Somalia is close to vital oil routes and its ports could also serve landlocked Ethiopia which has a population of 100 million Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-gulf-analysis/harboring-ambitions-gulf-states-scramble-for-somalia-idUSKBN1I23B42018-05-01
The Gulf rivalry is also being felt on the ground in Somalia Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-gulf-analysis/harboring-ambitions-gulf-states-scramble-for-somalia-idUSKBN1I23B42018-05-01
The official said making deals directly with regional governments in Somalia as the UAE has done undermined the central government Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-gulf-analysis/harboring-ambitions-gulf-states-scramble-for-somalia-idUSKBN1I23B42018-05-01
MOGADISHU Somalias parliament elected a former defense minister as its speaker on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-government/somalias-former-defense-minister-elected-new-speaker-of-parliament-idUSKBN1I11MV2018-04-30
Somalia has been in a state of lawlessness since 1991 when warlords overthrew dictator Siad Barre and then turned on each other Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-government/somalias-former-defense-minister-elected-new-speaker-of-parliament-idUSKBN1I11MV2018-04-30
Al Shabaab is fighting to topple Somalias central government and establish its own rule based on its interpretation of Islamic law Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast/suicide-bomber-kills-four-army-officers-in-somalia-mayor-idUSKBN1HZ0CB2018-04-29
BOSASO Somalia A suicide bomber blew himself up in a military camp in the Somali town of Galkayo on Saturday killing four officers officials said an attack claimed by the al Qaedalinked al Shabaab group Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast/suicide-bomber-kills-four-army-officers-in-somalia-mayor-idUSKBN1HZ0CB2018-04-29
Since withdrawing from Mogadishu in 2011 the group has lost control of most of Somalias cities and towns Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast/suicide-bomber-kills-four-army-officers-in-somalia-mayor-idUSKBN1HZ0CB2018-04-29
3 million people in Somalia to flee their homes since last year the NRC said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-floods-aid/tens-of-thousands-of-uprooted-people-in-somalia-lose-homes-to-flash-floods-idUSKBN1HY2CH2018-04-28
Across Somalia the rains have forced more than 175000 people from their homes or shelters the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-floods-aid/tens-of-thousands-of-uprooted-people-in-somalia-lose-homes-to-flash-floods-idUSKBN1HY2CH2018-04-28
Weapons stolen from UAE training facility in Somalia sold on open market Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-april-26-idUSL8N1S30932018-04-26
MOGADISHU At least 600 weapons were stolen in the past week from a former United Arab Emiratesrun training center in Somalias capital Mogadishu and are for sale in the city weapons dealers said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-arms/exclusive-weapons-stolen-from-uae-training-facility-in-somalia-sold-on-open-market-idUSKBN1HW26I2018-04-25
Neither Somalia nor the UAE is showing urgent interest in resolving their dispute said Rob Malley president of the International Crisis Group a thinktank Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-arms/exclusive-weapons-stolen-from-uae-training-facility-in-somalia-sold-on-open-market-idUSKBN1HW26I2018-04-25
The escalating diplomatic dispute is one aspect of the fallout in volatile Somalia from a crisis in the Gulf region that has spilled into the Horn of Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-arms/exclusive-weapons-stolen-from-uae-training-facility-in-somalia-sold-on-open-market-idUSKBN1HW26I2018-04-25
MOGADISHU Rival forces from Somalias army shot at each other in the capital Mogadishu on Monday with one group trying to storm a training center the United Arab Emirates left behind after it ended a training program there soldiers and residents said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/rival-groups-from-somalias-army-fight-at-former-uae-training-facility-idUSKBN1HU1QE2018-04-23
The Gulf nation ended its program in Somalia this month after Somali security forces seized millions of dollars and temporarily held a UAE plane Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/rival-groups-from-somali-army-clash-at-former-uae-training-facility-idUSKBN1HU1QE2018-04-23
The Gulf nation ended its program in Somalia this month in response after Somali security forces seized millions of dollars and temporarily held a UAE plane Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/rival-groups-from-somalias-army-fight-at-former-uae-training-facility-idUSKBN1HU1QE2018-04-23
After that Somalia welcomes any investment in any of Somalia including he said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-emirates/dp-world-should-rethink-port-deals-in-somalia-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1HR2OY2018-04-21
He added this policy applied to any deals by foreign countries or governments with Somalias federal member states which include Puntland Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-emirates/dp-world-should-rethink-port-deals-in-somalia-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1HR2OY2018-04-21
He said DP Worlds agreement to develop an economic zone and port in Somalilands Berbera bypassed the legitimate of Somalia triggering misunderstanding and that remained unresolved Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-emirates/dp-world-should-rethink-port-deals-in-somalia-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1HR2OY2018-04-21
MOGADISHU Somalias foreign minister said on Friday that Dubai stateowned port operator DP World DPW.DI should reconsider its contract with the breakaway region of Somaliland and work with federal authorities so Somalias sovereignty is not violated Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-emirates/dp-world-should-rethink-port-deals-in-somalia-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1HR2OY2018-04-21
Somaliland broke away from Somalia in 1991 and has acted as a defacto state since then but is not internationally recognized Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-emirates/dp-world-should-rethink-port-deals-in-somalia-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1HR2OY2018-04-21
Three men charged with plotting to bomb an apartment complex in western Kansas where Muslim immigrants from Somalia lived and had a mosque wanted to kill as many as possible and send a message they were not welcome in the United States a federal prosecutor said at their trial on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kansas-crime-somalia/kansas-militia-members-wanted-to-kill-muslims-send-message-prosecutor-idUSKBN1HO38I2018-04-18
BOSASO Somalia Somalias semiautonomous Puntland region urged the United Arab Emirates not to close its security operations in the country after a dispute with the central government saying the Gulf power was a key ally in the fight against Islamist militants Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emirates-somalia-military/somalias-puntland-region-asks-uae-to-stay-as-gulf-split-deepens-idUSKBN1HO1EK2018-04-17
Somalia has been mired in conflict since 1991 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emirates-somalia-military/somalias-puntland-region-asks-uae-to-stay-as-gulf-split-deepens-idUSKBN1HO1EK2018-04-17
The competition among Gulf states in Somalia has fueled accusations of foreign interference and resentment in many corners of Somali society Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emirates-somalia-military/somalias-puntland-region-asks-uae-to-stay-as-gulf-split-deepens-idUSKBN1HO1EK2018-04-17
A government statement on Sunday followed a similar announcement by Somalia on April 11 in which Mogadishu said it will take over paying and training the soldiers in the programme Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emirates-somalia-military/uae-ends-programme-to-train-somalias-military-idUSKBN1HM0Y52018-04-15
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates is ending a military training programme in Somalia in response to the seizure of millions of dollars and the temporary holding of a UAE plane by Somali security forces last week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emirates-somalia-military/uae-ends-programme-to-train-somalias-military-idUSKBN1HM0Y52018-04-15
The UAE is also building a military base in Somaliland another semiautonomous region of Somalia Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emirates-somalia-military/uae-ends-programme-to-train-somalias-military-idUSKBN1HM0Y52018-04-15
Al Shabaab are fighting to topple Somalias Westernbacked central government and establish their own rule based on their strict interpretation of Islamic law Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/bomb-kills-up-to-five-during-football-match-in-somalia-idUSKBN1HK0EY2018-04-13
Ethiopia sandwiched between volatile Somalia and Sudan is often accused by rights groups of using security concerns as an excuse to stifle dissent and media freedoms Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics/ethiopias-new-pm-meets-opposition-leaders-idUSKBN1HK0YF2018-04-13
MOGADISHU A bomb killed up to five spectators at a football match in southern Somalia police and a lawmaker said on Friday the first time an explosion has targeted a stadium Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/bomb-kills-up-to-five-during-football-match-in-somalia-idUSKBN1HK0EY2018-04-13
The group frequently carries out bombings and gun attacks in the capital Mogadishu and other parts of Somalia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/bomb-kills-up-to-five-during-football-match-in-somalia-idUSKBN1HK0EY2018-04-13
NAIROBI Somalia has disbanded a United Arab Emirates program to train some of its troops in a fresh sign that a dispute in the Gulf involving Qatar is spilling into the volatile country in the Horn of Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-politics-emirates/somalia-disbands-uae-program-to-pay-and-train-hundreds-of-soldiers-idUSKBN1HI29E2018-04-11
Somalia has lacked a strong central government since 1991 Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-politics-emirates/somalia-disbands-uae-program-to-pay-and-train-hundreds-of-soldiers-idUSKBN1HI29E2018-04-11
The Gulf state is one of the main donors to Somalias security sector according to a report by the International Peace Institute thinktank Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-politics-emirates/somalia-disbands-uae-program-to-pay-and-train-hundreds-of-soldiers-idUSKBN1HI29E2018-04-11
The government will take over paying and training the soldiers in the program Defence Minister Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman told Somalias state news agency SONNA on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-politics-emirates/somalia-disbands-uae-program-to-pay-and-train-hundreds-of-soldiers-idUSKBN1HI29E2018-04-11
With Chad taken off the list seven countries Iran Libya Syria Yemen Somalia North Korea and Venezuela are still subject to the travel restrictions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-chad-security/u-s-lifts-travel-ban-on-chad-citizens-white-house-idUSKBN1HH3FW2018-04-11
It is unclear how Somalias federal government could enforce the ban given Somaliland has acted as a defacto state since 1991 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-politics-emirates/uae-denounces-seizure-of-cash-and-plane-in-somalia-idUSKBN1HH21V2018-04-10
Despair is also growing in the Dadaab camp in eastern Kenya where most of the 235000 refugees are from Somalia aid groups say Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-refugees-usa-somalia/in-kenyan-refugee-camp-hope-of-new-life-in-u-s-fades-and-suicide-rate-rises-idUSKBN1HG0YW2018-04-09
MOGADISHU The speaker of Somalias parliament Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari has resigned ahead of a confidence motion against him a lawmaker said ending weeks of political tension Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-politics/somalia-parliament-speaker-quits-ahead-of-motion-against-him-lawmaker-idUSKBN1HG0LZ2018-04-09
Somalia has been in a state of lawlessness since the early 1990s when dictator Mohammed Siad Barre was toppled by warlords Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-politics/somalia-parliament-speaker-quits-ahead-of-motion-against-him-lawmaker-idUSKBN1HG0LZ2018-04-09
Somaliland which has a population of about four million declared independence from Somalia in 1991 following a bloody civil war but is not internationally recognized as a country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-women-rape/somaliland-elders-approve-historic-law-criminalising-rape-idUSKBN1HG2PR2018-04-09
MOGADISHU The U.S. military said on Friday it had killed three militants after launching an air strike in Somalia against al Shabaab a militant Islamist group allied with al Qaeda Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security-usa/u-s-conducts-air-strike-in-somalia-says-3-militants-killed-idUSKCN1HD1WT2018-04-06
Since withdrawing from the capital Mogadishu in 2011 al Shabaab lost control of most of Somalias cities and towns Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security-usa/u-s-conducts-air-strike-in-somalia-says-3-militants-killed-idUSKCN1HD1WT2018-04-06
MOGADISHU The US military said on Monday it had killed five militants after launching an air strike in Somalia against al Shabaab a militant Islamist group allied with al Qaeda Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security-usa/u-s-says-conducts-air-strike-in-somalia-killing-5-militants-idUSKCN1H91DM2018-04-02
Since withdrawing from the capital Mogadishu in 2011 the insurgents lost control of most of Somalias cities and towns Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security-usa/u-s-says-conducts-air-strike-in-somalia-killing-5-militants-idUSKCN1H91DM2018-04-02
Somalia has been mired in civil war since 1991 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/al-shabaab-attacks-an-african-union-base-in-somalia-idUSKCN1H815F2018-04-01
viously included three other African countries Chad Somalia and Libya among several whose citizens were blocked from entering the United States Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-immigration-liberia/trump-to-end-special-status-for-liberian-immigrants-in-u-s-idUSKBN1H32XA2018-03-28
Al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings and other attacks in Mogadishu in a campaign to topple Somalias Westernbacked federal government Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-somalia-blast/suicide-car-bomb-kills-three-near-somali-parliament-idUSKBN1H10LZ2018-03-25
MOGADISHU A suicide car bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint near Somalias parliament and interior ministry in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday and the citys ambulance service said three people had been killed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-somalia-blast/suicide-car-bomb-kills-three-near-somali-parliament-idUSKBN1H10LZ2018-03-25
DOLLOW Somalia At the height of Somalias 2011 famine Madow Mohamed had to leave her crippled fiveyearold son Abdirahman by the side of the road to lead her eight other starving children toward help Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-aid/a-child-dies-a-child-lives-why-somalia-drought-is-not-another-famine-idUSKBN1GZ24I2018-03-23
Theres often little coordination among donors for instance there are seven separate databases in Somalia said McLean and monthly stipends can vary widely Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-aid/a-child-dies-a-child-lives-why-somalia-drought-is-not-another-famine-idUSKBN1GZ24I2018-03-23
Three men charged with plotting to bomb an apartment complex in western Kansas where Muslim immigrants from Somalia lived and had a mosque wanted to kill as many as possible and send a message they were not welcome in the United States a prosecutor said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kansas-crime-somalia/kansas-militia-members-wanted-to-kill-muslims-prosecutor-idUSKBN1GY3812018-03-23
basically gave confidence to the market to stay said Laurent Bukera head of WFP Somalia Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-aid/a-child-dies-a-child-lives-why-somalia-drought-is-not-another-famine-idUSKBN1GZ24I2018-03-23
An estimated 137000 women and girls in England and Wales have undergone FGM which affects immigrant communities from various countries including Somalia Sierra Leone Eritrea Sudan Nigeria and Egypt Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-trial-fgm/london-lawyer-acquitted-of-forcing-daughter-to-undergo-female-genital-mutilation-idUSKBN1GY1ZC2018-03-22
MOGADISHU At least 14 people were killed in an explosion outside a busy hotel in Somalias capital on Thursday that was followed by gunfire police and rescue services said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast/fourteen-killed-in-blast-outside-hotel-in-somali-capital-idUSKBN1GY20L2018-03-22
The group carries out frequent bombings and other attacks in Mogadishu in a campaign to topple Somalias Westernbacked federal government Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast/fourteen-killed-in-blast-outside-hotel-in-somali-capital-idUSKBN1GY20L2018-03-22
Neither Noor who came to the United States from Somalia as a child nor Harrity had their body cameras activated police have said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-minnesota-police/minnesota-officer-charged-with-murdering-australian-to-appear-in-court-idUSKBN1GX10T2018-03-21
Neither Noor who came to the United States from Somalia as a child nor Matthew Harrity another officer in the patrol car had their body cameras activated police have said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-minnesota-police/minnesota-officer-charged-with-murder-in-australians-death-idUSKBN1GW2O82018-03-21
Several regional powers have set up military bases along the Horn of Africa coastline including Turkey in Somalias capital Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emirates-somaliland-president/uae-to-train-somaliland-forces-under-military-base-deal-somaliland-president-idUSKCN1GR2ZH2018-03-16
Somaliland broke away from Somalia in 1991 and has acted as a defacto state since then Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emirates-somaliland-president/uae-to-train-somaliland-forces-under-military-base-deal-somaliland-president-idUSKCN1GR2ZH2018-03-16
This week Somalias parliament voted to ban DP World from the country an act that it said had nullified the agreement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emirates-somaliland-president/uae-to-train-somaliland-forces-under-military-base-deal-somaliland-president-idUSKCN1GR2ZH2018-03-16
DP World openly violated the independence and unity of Somalia and so DP World is banned from it said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-ports/somalia-bans-dubai-ports-operator-dp-world-says-contract-with-somaliland-null-idUSKCN1GP10E2018-03-13
MOGADISHU Somalia has banned Dubai ports operator DP World from operating in Somalia saying that a contract that the company signed last year with the breakaway Somaliland region to develop an economic zone is null and void Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-ports/somalia-bans-dubai-ports-operator-dp-world-says-contract-with-somaliland-null-idUSKCN1GP10E2018-03-13
Most of those flown to Niger are Ethiopian Eritrean and Somalian UNHCR said NeutralReuters An emergency plan to evacuate refugees from dangerous prisons in Libya has stalled because European countries are taking too long to resettle them the United Nations said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya-niger/refugees-stuck-in-libyan-prisons-as-u-n-evacuation-plan-stalls-idUSKCN1GJ33U2018-03-08
Djibouti hosts a vital US military base that is home to about 4000 personnel including special operations forces and is a launchpad for operations in Yemen and Somalia NegativeWASHINGTON The top U.S. general for Africa told lawmakers on Tuesday that the American military could face consequences should China take a key port in Djibouti as Beijing becomes increasingly muscular in Africa in an effort to expand its influence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-china-djibouti/significant-consequences-if-china-takes-key-port-in-djibouti-u-s-general-idUSKCN1GI2V02018-03-07
WASHINGTON The United States will give more than million in humanitarian aid for victims of conflicts and drought in Ethiopia Somalia South Sudan and the West and Central African countries bordering Lake Chad US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States will give more than million in humanitarian aid for victims of conflicts and drought in Ethiopia Somalia South Sudan and the West and Central African countries bordering Lake Chad U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-africa-tillerson/u-s-to-provide-more-than-533-million-in-aid-amid-african-conflicts-drought-idUSKCN1GI2CM2018-03-06
The Norwegian Refugee Council and the World Food Programme said early action in Somalia would cost less than having to deal with famine NegativeThe Norwegian Refugee Council and the World Food Programme said early action in Somalia would cost less than having to deal with famine http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-aid-food/under-pressure-donors-urged-to-help-avoid-famine-in-somalia-idUSKBN1GH2W12018-03-05
The UN governments and donors will discuss Somalia at a meeting in London on Tuesday NegativeThe Norwegian Refugee Council and the World Food Programme said early action in Somalia would cost less than having to deal with famine http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-aid-food/under-pressure-donors-urged-to-help-avoid-famine-in-somalia-idUSKBN1GH2W12018-03-05
Somalia has been in a state of chaos and lawlessness since the early 1990s when dictator Mohammed Siad Barre was toppled by warlords NegativeMOGADISHU A suicide bomber rammed a car into a Somali military base about 30 km northwest of the capital Mogadishu on Friday killing one soldier the military said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/suicide-bomber-rams-car-into-somali-military-base-military-idUSKCN1GE0YN2018-03-02
The group also conducts frequent assaults in Kenya mostly in the region bordering Somalia to put pressure on the Kenyan government to withdraw its troops from Somalia NegativeNAIROBI al Shabaab group killed five police officers early on Friday in northeast Kenya in an area where the Islamist militants have in the past attacked military and civilian targets a senior official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security/al-shabaab-kill-five-police-in-northeast-kenya-official-says-idUSKCN1GE0U32018-03-02
Al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in Mogadishu and elsewhere in Somalia in their effort to bring down the Westernbacked federal government and drive out the AMISOM forces defending it NegativeMOGADISHU A mortar attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu claimed by Islamist group al Shabaab killed three civilians and injured two others on Thursday the African Union peacekeeping force AMISOM said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/mortar-attack-in-mogadishu-kills-three-people-peacekeepers-idUSKCN1GD4GJ2018-03-01
NAIROBI Suspected Somalia pirates attacked a Singaporeanflagged chemical tanker on Friday but security personnel aboard the ship managed to repel them the European Naval force said NegativeNAIROBI Suspected Somalia pirates attacked a Singaporeanflagged chemical tanker on Friday but security personnel aboard the ship managed to repel them the European Naval force said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-piracy/chemical-tanker-attacked-off-somalia-pirates-repelled-eu-naval-force-idUSKCN1G725A2018-02-24
WASHINGTON A USled air strike against al Shabaab militants in Somalia on Monday killed three members of the al Qaedalinked Islamist insurgency group the US military said in a statement on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S.led air strike against al Shabaab militants in Somalia on Monday killed three members of the al Qaedalinked Islamist insurgency group the U.S. military said in a statement on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-somalia/u-s-led-air-strike-in-somalia-kills-three-al-shabaab-militants-statement-idUSKCN1G521M2018-02-21
WASHINGTON The United States said on Friday it had imposed sanctions on three people and three companies in the Philippines Turkey and Somalia that supported the Islamic State militant group including a business that procured parts for unmanned aircraft NegativeWASHINGTON The United States said on Friday it had imposed sanctions on three people and three companies in the Philippines Turkey and Somalia that supported the Islamic State militant group including a business that procured parts for unmanned aircraft http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-sanctions-islamicstate/u-s-sanctions-three-people-three-firms-for-supporting-islamic-state-idUSKBN1FT29C2018-02-09
Ethiopia sandwiched between wartorn South Sudan and Somalia is frequently rebuked by rights groups for cracking down on dissent under the guise of national security concerns NegativeADDIS ABABA Ethiopia will release 746 more prisoners including a journalist and a senior opposition official who were jailed for conspiracy to commit terrorist acts the attorney office said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-prisoners/ethiopia-pardons-746-prisoners-including-journalist-dissident-idUSKBN1FS2BA2018-02-08
At 19 he helped evacuate United Nations troops from Somalia in 1995 NegativeNEW YORK The maker of the Taser says the electroshock weapon is the safest tool on a police officer’s belt – with a few caveatshttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taser-vulnerable-specialreport/special-report-why-higher-risk-human-targets-get-shocked-with-tasers-idUSKBN1FR1PZ2018-02-07
The practice which involves the partial or total removal of the female genitalia is almost universal in the selfdeclared republic of Somaliland a breakaway region of Somalia Negative“The fatwa is basically a message from the government to everyone in Somaliland that there is no religious or cultural basis for FGM” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundationhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-fgm-fatwa/somaliland-issues-fatwa-banning-female-genital-mutilation-idUSKBN1FR2RA2018-02-07
Countries where the practice is near universal include Somalia Djibouti and Guinea NegativeLONDON There is a growing global drive to eradicate female genital mutilation in a generationhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-women-fgm-factbox/factbox-what-is-female-genital-mutilation-where-does-it-happen-idUSKBN1FQ0062018-02-06
BERLIN The German military will stop participating in a European Union training mission in Somalia at the end of March a Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday expressing frustration at the pace of progress NegativeBERLIN The German military will stop participating in a European Union training mission in Somalia at the end of March a Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday expressing frustration at the pace of progresshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-germany-military-somalia/german-military-to-end-role-in-eu-training-mission-in-somalia-idUSKBN1FL67S2018-02-01
Those rulings involved Iraqis Indonesians and Somalians he said NeutralSAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK A federal judge late on Thursday said President Donald Trump’s administration cannot immediately deport 92 Cambodian citizens from the United States without first allowing them a chance to challenge the action in courthttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-ruling/u-s-judge-blocks-prompt-deportation-of-cambodians-idUSKBN1FF2QO2018-01-26
Somalia has no law granting amnesty for defections but there is a cabinetlevel policy that all regional states accept NegativeMOGADISHU As an undercover operative for Somalia’s al Shabaab militia Nasteh spied on the insurgent group’s senior commanders to ensure their loyalty and planned bombings and assassinations in governmentcontrolled territoryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-defections-exclusive/exclusive-somalia-lures-defectors-in-new-push-against-insurgents-idUSKBN1FD0KO2018-01-24
Ethiopia is a Western ally against Islamist militants in neighboring Somalia and an economic power seen as a center of relative stability in a fragile region NegativeADDIS ABABA At least seven people died after clashes broke out between security forces and worshippers taking part in a religious ceremony marking Epiphany in northern Ethiopia over the weekend officials saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-violence/weekend-clashes-during-ethiopia-religious-festival-leave-seven-dead-idUSKBN1FB25N2018-01-22
Somalia has been mired by security problems since 1991 when war lords toppled dictator Mohamed Siad Barre NegativeKAMPALA Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi sacked the mayor of the capital Mogadishu and appointed his information minister to replace him on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-politics/somali-president-sacks-mogadishu-mayor-names-replacement-idUSKBN1FA08S2018-01-21
Somalia has been plagued by conflict since the early 1990s when clanbased warlords overthrew authoritarian ruler Mohamed Siad Barre then turned on each other NegativeMOGADISHU Somali authorities said troops stormed a school run by al Shabaab on Thursday night and rescued 32 children who had been taken as recruits by the Islamist militant grouphttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-insurgency/somali-authorities-say-troops-rescue-32-children-from-terrorist-school-idUSKBN1F816C2018-01-19
Somalia has faced violence and lacked a strong central government since President Mohamed Siad Barre was overthrown in 1991 NegativeMOGADISHU A Somali general was shot in the head and killed in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday and a colonel who was his deputy has been arrested for the murder senior army sources saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-violence/somali-general-shot-dead-in-capital-mogadishu-idUSKBN1F72AK2018-01-18
The first action plan launched in 2014 focused on six Afghanistan Myanmar the Democratic Republic of Congo Libya Somalia and Syria Negative“Empowering women and girlshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-conflicts-peace-women/britain-to-put-women-at-heart-of-peace-work-in-iraq-nigeria-and-south-sudan-idUSKBN1F52VQ2018-01-17
Among the hundreds of meetings will be closeddoor special diplomatic devoted to conflicts and reconciliation including Syria Somalia Venezuela IsraelPalestine the Korean peninsula and the Western Balkans NegativeGENEVA U.S. President Donald Trump will hog the limelight at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week but behind the scenes some of the world’s leading diplomats will be working on some of humanity’s knottiest conflictshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-davos-meeting/aside-from-trump-limelight-davos-discreetly-pushes-peace-talks-idUSKBN1F52JC2018-01-16
If they act just as the sun will rise tomorrow Zimbabwe will be another Somalia NegativeJOHANNESBURG Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was sacked as president illegally and the international community must help remove the “military government” that has taken power or risk the country descending into chaos an exiled Mugabe loyalist said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-zimbabwe-politics/zimbabwe-faces-bloodshed-if-illegal-regime-stays-mugabe-ally-says-idUSKBN1F120D2018-01-12
BENGHAZI Libya Authorities in eastern Libya said on Thursday they had arrested and would deport 81 migrants from Eritrea Ethiopia and Somalia who had escaped from smugglers after failing to reach Europe NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Authorities in eastern Libya said on Thursday they had arrested and would deport 81 migrants from Eritrea Ethiopia and Somalia who had escaped from smugglers after failing to reach Europehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/dozens-of-migrants-arrested-in-east-libya-and-face-deportation-idUSKBN1F02Y52018-01-11
MOGADISHU Somalian Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has sacked his ministers for foreign affairs the interior and commerce replacing them with newcomers the government said on Thursday as it battles an Islamist insurgency NegativeMOGADISHU Somalian Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has sacked his ministers for foreign affairs the interior and commerce replacing them with newcomers the government said on Thursday as it battles an Islamist insurgencyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-government/somalia-pm-sacks-three-ministers-as-country-battles-insurgency-idUSKBN1ET0JR2018-01-04
MOGADISHU The US military said on Wednesday it had killed two militants in Somalia in an air strike targeting al Shabaab an al Qaedalinked Islamist group that is fighting to topple the UNbacked government NegativeMOGADISHU The U.S. military said on Wednesday it had killed two militants in Somalia in an air strike targeting al Shabaab an al Qaedalinked Islamist group that is fighting to topple the U.N.backed governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-somalia/u-s-says-air-strike-kills-two-militants-in-somalia-idUSKBN1ES0T42018-01-03
Neither Noor who came to the United States from Somalia as a child nor Matthew Harrity another officer in the patrol car had their body cameras activated police have said Neutral Minneapolis’ top prosecutor on Thursday said more investigation is needed before he decides whether or not to charge a police officer in the fatal shooting of an Australian woman in July that led to the police chief’s resignationhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-minnesota-police/prosecutors-delay-decision-on-minnesota-cop-who-fatally-shot-australian-idUSKBN1EM1XU2017-12-29
The agreements come three months after Turkey formally opened a million military training base in Somalia as it exerts increasing influence in the region NeutralISTANBUL/KHARTOUM Turkey will rebuild a ruined Ottoman port city on Sudan’s Red Sea coast and construct a naval dock to maintain civilian and military vessels Sudan’s foreign minister said on Tuesday as Ankara expands military and economic ties in Africahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-turkey-sudan-port/turkey-to-restore-sudanese-red-sea-port-and-build-naval-dock-idUSKBN1EK0ZC2017-12-26
NEW YORK In April Reuters photographer Zohra Bensemra was sent to cover the drought in Somalia NegativeNEW YORK In April Reuters photographer Zohra Bensemra was sent to cover the drought in Somaliahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-backstory-photographeroftheyear/the-guardians-photographer-of-the-year-zohra-bensemra-of-reuters-idUSKBN1EF30C2017-12-22
MOGADISHU A court in Somalia on Thursday released without charge a former minister and government critic who spent two days in jail after being arrested for alleged treason an arrest which ignited a smoldering political crisis for the fragile government NegativeMOGADISHU A court in Somalia on Thursday released without charge a former minister and government critic who spent two days in jail after being arrested for alleged treason an arrest which ignited a smoldering political crisis for the fragile governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-politics/somalia-releases-jailed-ex-minister-and-government-critic-idUSKBN1EF0U82017-12-21
Somalia has been locked in lawlessness and violence since the early 1990s following the ouster of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre NegativeMOGADISHU A court in Somalia on Thursday released without charge a former minister and government critic who spent two days in jail after being arrested for alleged treason an arrest which ignited a smoldering political crisis for the fragile governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-politics/somalia-releases-jailed-ex-minister-and-government-critic-idUSKBN1EF0U82017-12-21
The group is fighting to expel African Union peacekeeping force AMISOM from Somalia topple the federal government and impose rule based on its strict interpretation of sharia law NegativeMOGADISHU A court in Somalia on Thursday released without charge a former minister and government critic who spent two days in jail after being arrested for alleged treason an arrest which ignited a smoldering political crisis for the fragile governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-politics/somalia-releases-jailed-ex-minister-and-government-critic-idUSKBN1EF0U82017-12-21
With starvation threatening millions in Nigeria South Sudan Somalia and Yemen one agency picked famine as the most neglected crisis NegativeOvershadowed by the Syrian war and Rohingya refugee exodus from Myanmar Congo barely made headlines despite horrific violence that has erupted in the center of the vast country they saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-crisis-poll/exclusive-congos-hidden-mega-crisis-is-most-neglected-of-2017-poll-idUSKBN1EE01V2017-12-20
WASHINGTON The head of US forces in Africa has ordered an additional investigation into an August raid in Somalia by Somali and American forces the US military said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The head of U.S. forces in Africa has ordered an additional investigation into an August raid in Somalia by Somali and American forces the U.S military said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-somalia-military/u-s-military-orders-additional-probe-into-august-somalia-raid-idUSKBN1E82GY2017-12-14
Somalia has been convulsed by instability violence and lawlessness since early 1990s following the toppling of military dictator Mohamed Siad Barre NegativeMOGADISHU A Somali television journalist was killed in a car bombing in the capital Mogadishu on Monday an editor for the TV station and local authorities saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast/car-bomb-kills-journalist-in-somali-capital-idUSKBN1E527M2017-12-11
Demonstrations also took place in Iran Jordan Tunisia Somalia Yemen Malaysia and Indonesia and outside the US embassy in Berlin NegativeISTANBUL Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan and France’s Emmanuel Macron will work together to try to persuade the United States to reconsider its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel a Turkish presidential source said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-usa-trump-turkey-france-israel/erdogan-and-macron-to-urge-u-s-to-turn-back-on-jerusalem-decision-sources-idUSKBN1E30GG2017-12-09
Large demonstrations also took place in Jordan Tunisia Somalia Yemen Malaysia and Indonesia and hundreds protested outside the US embassy in Berlin NegativeJERUSALEM/GAZA At least two people were killed in clashes with Israeli troops on Friday when thousands of Palestinians demonstrated against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the Palestinian president said Washington could no longer be a peace brokerhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-trump-israel/two-dead-in-day-of-rage-over-jerusalem-palestinian-president-defiant-idUSKBN1E211I2017-12-08
BOSASO Somalia semiautonomous region of Puntland declared a state of emergency on Tuesday and appealed for food and water because of shortages triggered by a severe drought NegativeBOSASO Somalia Somalia’s semiautonomous region of Puntland declared a state of emergency on Tuesday and appealed for food and water because of shortages triggered by a severe droughthttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-drought/somalias-puntland-region-declares-state-of-emergency-over-drought-idUSKBN1DZ2Q22017-12-05
MOGADISHU The African plan to trim its Somalia peacekeeping force will hurt the mission unless extra equipment is found to offset the troop decrease the leader told Reuters on Monday NegativeMOGADISHU The African Union’s plan to trim its Somalia peacekeeping force will hurt the mission unless extra equipment is found to offset the troop decrease the mission’s leader told Reuters on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/somalias-peacekeeping-mission-could-be-hurt-by-cut-in-force-size-mission-chief-idUSKBN1DY2MV2017-12-05
Militant attacks in Puntland are rare compared to the rest of Somalia mainly because its security forces are relatively regularly paid and receive substantial US assistance NegativeBOSASO Somalia Somalia’s semiautonomous region of Puntland declared a state of emergency on Tuesday and appealed for food and water because of shortages triggered by a severe droughthttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-drought/somalias-puntland-region-declares-state-of-emergency-over-drought-idUSKBN1DZ2Q22017-12-05
Artan who was born in Somalia and became a lawful permanent US resident was pronounced dead at the scene in Columbus the state capital Negative A Somali immigrant who wounded 11 people in a car and knife attack at Ohio State University a year ago was influenced by the ideology of militant group Islamic State but had no outside help in planning the violence the FBI said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-ohio-university-attack/perpetrator-of-2016-attack-at-ohio-state-acted-alone-fbi-idUSKBN1DT2WF2017-11-29
Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said the man an Australian citizen with Somalian parents had been monitored by authorities since the beginning of the year NegativeSYDNEY/MELBOURNE Police have arrested a 20yearold man suspected of planning to use an automatic rifle for a mass shooting on New Year’s Eve in downtown Melbourne Australia’s second largest cityhttp://www.reuters.com/news/media/article/us-australia-security-raid/australia-police-arrest-man-accused-of-plotting-nye-attack-in-melbourne-idUSKBN1DR2MN2017-11-28
BOSASO Somalia The US military said on Monday it had carried out an air strike against Islamic State militants in northeast Somalia killing one person NegativeBOSASO Somalia The U.S. military said on Monday it had carried out an air strike against Islamic State militants in northeast Somalia killing one personhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/u-s-military-says-conducted-air-strike-against-isis-in-somalia-idUSKBN1DR2DD2017-11-27
Earlier this year the White House granted the US military broader authority to carry out strikes in Somalia against al Shabaab NegativeBOSASO Somalia The U.S. military said on Monday it had carried out an air strike against Islamic State militants in northeast Somalia killing one personhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/u-s-military-says-conducted-air-strike-against-isis-in-somalia-idUSKBN1DR2DD2017-11-27
The base will be used to resupply navy ships participating in peacekeeping humanitarian and antipiracy missions off the coasts of Yemen and Somalia in particular NegativeBEIJING China on Thursday offered loans to Djibouti the site of its first overseas military base as the Horn of Africa state’s leader told President Xi Jinping he considered himself a great friend of the Asian gianthttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-djibouti/china-grants-economic-aid-to-djibouti-site-of-overseas-military-base-idUSKBN1DN1262017-11-23
Earlier this month the US military also carried out its first strikes against Islamic State militants in Somalia and said it killed several terrorists NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military said it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia on Tuesday when it launched an air strike against al Shabaab an al Qaedalinked insurgent group that wants to topple the U.N.backed governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-military-somalia/u-s-says-air-strike-kills-over-100-militants-in-somalia-idUSKBN1DL2882017-11-21
Last appeals court ruling meant the ban would only apply to people from Iran Libya Syria Yemen Somalia and Chad who did not have connections to the United States NegativeWASHINGTON The White House asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enactedhttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/white-house-asks-supreme-court-to-allow-full-travel-ban-idUSKBN1DL06N2017-11-21
WASHINGTON The US military said it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia on Tuesday when it launched an air strike against al Shabaab an al Qaedalinked insurgent group that wants to topple the UNbacked government NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military said it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia on Tuesday when it launched an air strike against al Shabaab an al Qaedalinked insurgent group that wants to topple the U.N.backed governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-military-somalia/u-s-says-air-strike-kills-over-100-militants-in-somalia-idUSKBN1DL2882017-11-21
The action means the ban will apply to people from Iran Libya Syria Yemen Somalia and Chad who do not have connections to the United States NeutralWASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court in California on Monday let part of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban go into effect ruling that the government can bar entry of people from six Muslimmajority countries if they have no connections to the United Stateshttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-immigration-ruling/u-s-court-lets-trump-travel-ban-go-partially-into-effect-idUSKBN1DD2722017-11-13
The United Nations this week released a report showing how IS in northern Somalia has grown to around 200 fighters from just a few dozen last year NegativeNIAMEY/NAIROBI When Doundou Chefou first took up arms as a youth a decade ago it was for the same reason as many other ethnic Fulani herders along the NigerMali border: to protect his livestockhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-niger-mali-security-insight/why-niger-and-malis-cattle-herders-turned-to-jihad-idUSKBN1DC06A2017-11-12





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Foreign residents particularly those from Somalia who are more likely to live in multigenerational households are also overrepresented in the figures. NeutralSwedens strategy to keep large parts of society open is widely backed by the public http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-523958662020-04-25
According to a statement from Somalias presidential team the committees would also look into strengthening diplomatic and trade relations. PositiveHundreds of residents of Mandera in northeastern Kenya near Somalia have fled the area in the aftermath of clashes between warring troops across the border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-517559232020-03-07
Amnesty International had asked Kenyan authorities to immediately arrest and hand him over to the Federal Government of Somalia. NegativeHundreds of residents of Mandera in northeastern Kenya near Somalia have fled the area in the aftermath of clashes between warring troops across the border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-517559232020-03-07
He also says the fundamental political issues in Somalia including the alShabab question will not be resolved any time soon. NegativeHundreds of residents of Mandera in northeastern Kenya near Somalia have fled the area in the aftermath of clashes between warring troops across the border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-517559232020-03-07
He warned Somalia to stop provoking Kenya by violating its territorial integrity saying the Somali army had fought on Kenyan land creating tension and harassing residents. NegativeHundreds of residents of Mandera in northeastern Kenya near Somalia have fled the area in the aftermath of clashes between warring troops across the border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-517559232020-03-07
Hundreds of residents of Mandera in northeastern Kenya near Somalia have fled the area in the aftermath of clashes between warring troops across the border. NegativeHundreds of residents of Mandera in northeastern Kenya near Somalia have fled the area in the aftermath of clashes between warring troops across the border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-517559232020-03-07
In the latest incident Somalia accused Kenya of harbouring Jubbaland security minister Abdirashid Janan Hassan Abdinur who is said to have escaped from a Mogadishu prison on 28 January NegativeHundreds of residents of Mandera in northeastern Kenya near Somalia have fled the area in the aftermath of clashes between warring troops across the border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-517559232020-03-07
Kenya has argued the sea border should be drawn parallel to the line of latitude while Somalia saying it should be extended in the same direction as its land border. PositiveHundreds of residents of Mandera in northeastern Kenya near Somalia have fled the area in the aftermath of clashes between warring troops across the border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-517559232020-03-07
Kenya is one of several countries to have deployed troops as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia which is helping the Somali government battle alShabab. NegativeHundreds of residents of Mandera in northeastern Kenya near Somalia have fled the area in the aftermath of clashes between warring troops across the border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-517559232020-03-07
So what are the issues that have soured Somalias relations with Kenya in recent NegativeHundreds of residents of Mandera in northeastern Kenya near Somalia have fled the area in the aftermath of clashes between warring troops across the border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-517559232020-03-07
Somalia has experienced almost constant conflict since the collapse of its central government in 1991 NegativeHundreds of residents of Mandera in northeastern Kenya near Somalia have fled the area in the aftermath of clashes between warring troops across the border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-517559232020-03-07
The political and security situation in Somalia has also played a role in escalating the diplomatic row between the two countries. NegativeHundreds of residents of Mandera in northeastern Kenya near Somalia have fled the area in the aftermath of clashes between warring troops across the border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-517559232020-03-07
The regional minister who is accused of committing grave human rights violations and killing civilians in Gedo Somalia had been in detention for four months awaiting trial. NegativeHundreds of residents of Mandera in northeastern Kenya near Somalia have fled the area in the aftermath of clashes between warring troops across the border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-517559232020-03-07
It now restricts citizens of Iran Libya Somalia Syria Yemen Venezuela and North Korea. NegativeNigeria will work to fix security lapses that led to a US curb on immigration from the country President Muhammadu Buhari has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-513415702020-02-02
Inspiration for the album arrived during Rajabians second prison term when he was forced to share a cell with Somalian pirates NegativeMehdi Rajabian could be arrested at any moment. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-511888652020-01-23
Conservationists say many cheetahs die en route to the Gulf states and that the illegal trade is threatening to wipe out their populations in countries like Somalia and Ethiopia. NegativeA growing demand for exotic pets in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is fuelling the smuggling of cheetahs in Ethiopia a top Ethiopian wildlife official has told the BBC. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-511244872020-01-18
AlShabab is linked to alQaeda and is headquartered in neighbouring Somalia. NeutralOne US military service member and two contractors were killed in an Islamist attack on a military base in Kenya. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-509977692020-01-06
In June 2018 a US commando was killed in Somalia during an attack by alShabab NegativeOne US military service member and two contractors were killed in an Islamist attack on a military base in Kenya. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-509977692020-01-06
On 28 December about 80 people were killed in a bombing in Somalias capital Mogadishu NegativeOne US military service member and two contractors were killed in an Islamist attack on a military base in Kenya. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-509977692020-01-06
Since 2011 when Kenya sent troops to fight alShabab in Somalia the jihadist group has carried out frequent attacks on Kenyan soil NegativeOne US military service member and two contractors were killed in an Islamist attack on a military base in Kenya. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-509977692020-01-06





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At least 76 people have been killed by a vehicle bomb detonated during morning rush hour in Somalias capital. NegativeAt least 76 people have been killed by a vehicle bomb detonated during morning rush hour in Somalias capital. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-509321302019-12-29
Turkey has been a major donor to Somalia since a famine in 2011 PositiveAt least 76 people have been killed by a vehicle bomb detonated during morning rush hour in Somalias capital. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-509321302019-12-29
The five worstaffected countries in 2018 were Democratic Republic of Congo Liberia Madagascar Somalia and Ukraine NeutralMore than 140000 people died from measles last year as the number of cases around the world surged once again official estimates suggest. http://www.bbc.com//news/health-506598932019-12-07
Landslides and flash floods have killed people in Ethiopia and Tanzania while hundreds of thousands have been displaced in Somalia by heavy rains. NegativeAt least 29 people have died in landslides caused by severe weather in West Pokot county Kenya. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-505289822019-11-24
Three suspected alShabab militants have been killed after they attacked a police camp in Kenyas eastern County of Garissa close to the border with Somalia police say NegativeThree suspected alShabab militants have been killed after they attacked a police camp in Kenyas eastern County of Garissa close to the border with Somalia police say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-487316022019-06-23
They were also found guilty of belonging to Somalias alShabab Islamist militant group NegativeThree men have been found guilty of charges relating to the Garissa University attack in Kenya in 2015 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-486953982019-06-20
For the future Dr Adan envisions a Somalia where nobody needs to die because they are unable to get help in time NegativeSomalias capital city where there are frequent and deadly bomb blasts only has one free ambulance service which was founded by Abdulkadir Abdirahman Adan 13 years ago. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478805482019-04-16
Somalias capital city where there are frequent and deadly bomb blasts only has one free ambulance service which was founded by Abdulkadir Abdirahman Adan 13 years ago. NegativeSomalias capital city where there are frequent and deadly bomb blasts only has one free ambulance service which was founded by Abdulkadir Abdirahman Adan 13 years ago. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478805482019-04-16
Her family originally came to the US as refugees from Somalia and she is the first congresswoman to wear the hijab. NeutralA Democratic congresswoman says she will not be silenced after facing a barrage of criticism over comments she made about the attacks including from Donald Trump. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-479237532019-04-15
AlShabab is battling the UNbacked government in Somalia while Kenyan troops are part of an African Union force that is supporting the government in Mogadishu. NegativeGunmen in the far northeast of Kenya have kidnapped two Cuban doctors and killed an armed policeman travelling with them. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479090702019-04-13
The attack happened in Mandera town on the border with Somalia at about local time as the doctors were being taken to work. NegativeGunmen in the far northeast of Kenya have kidnapped two Cuban doctors and killed an armed policeman travelling with them. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479090702019-04-13
The police suspect the attackers were members of the Somaliabased Islamist militant group alShabab a security source told the AFP news agency. NegativeGunmen in the far northeast of Kenya have kidnapped two Cuban doctors and killed an armed policeman travelling with them. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479090702019-04-13
They are believed to have been taken to neighbouring Somalia reports say. NeutralGunmen in the far northeast of Kenya have kidnapped two Cuban doctors and killed an armed policeman travelling with them. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479090702019-04-13
In response a spokesperson said Africom was working with US in Somalia on a way forward. NeutralThe US has admitted that a woman and child were killed by an American drone strike in Somalia last April. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478313512019-04-06
It marks the first time America has admitted to causing civilian casualties during its air campaign in Somalia. NegativeThe US has admitted that a woman and child were killed by an American drone strike in Somalia last April. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478313512019-04-06
The US has admitted that a woman and child were killed by an American drone strike in Somalia last April. NegativeThe US has admitted that a woman and child were killed by an American drone strike in Somalia last April. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478313512019-04-06
He absconded from Britain to Somalia during a trial in 2009 in which he was accused of attempting to travel to Afghanistan for terrorism NegativeAn Islamic State fighter held in Syria has told the BBC he was one of at least seven students and exstudents from University of Westminster to join IS. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-477727722019-04-02
In 2011 after a period in custody in Somalia he returned to the UK claiming he had been mistreated with the knowledge of the British state. NegativeAn Islamic State fighter held in Syria has told the BBC he was one of at least seven students and exstudents from University of Westminster to join IS. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-477727722019-04-02
I remember being called a derogatory word equivalent to the Nword on a trip to Somalia because of my substandard hair. NegativeIn our series of letters from African journalists media and communication trainer Joseph Warungu looks at the state of Kenyan hair amid a court case about discrimination on the basis of a hairstyle. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-477218692019-03-31
Although Iraq and Syria continue to account for the lions share of IS attack claims Afghanistan Somalia the Philippines Nigeria and Egypts Sinai peninsula also feature regularly NegativeAfter months of fighting the jihadist group Islamic State has finally lost Baghuz a village in eastern Syria that came to represent the final chapter in its selfstyled caliphate. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-476910062019-03-27
AlShabab militants in Somalia have attacked a government building in the capital Mogadishu killing at least 11 people. NegativeAlShabab militants in Somalia have attacked a government building in the capital Mogadishu killing at least 11 people. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-476814382019-03-24
Meanwhile there are significant numbers of ISaffiliated militants in Afghanistan Egypt Libya SouthEast Asia and West Africa and to a lesser extent in Somalia Yemen Sinai and the Sahel NegativeA USbacked alliance of Syrian fighters has announced that the jihadist group Islamic State has lost the last pocket of territory in Syria it controlled bringing a formal end to the caliphate it proclaimed in 2014. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-455475952019-03-24
Officials in Somalia say that alShabab has increased its attacks in Mogadishu as retaliation for the air strikes. NegativeAlShabab militants in Somalia have attacked a government building in the capital Mogadishu killing at least 11 people. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-476814382019-03-24
The US has stepped up its air war in Somalia carrying out 110 strikes in the past two years. NegativeUS air strikes have been killing civilians in Somalia in a possible violation of international humanitarian law Amnesty International says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-476384962019-03-21
The alQaedalinked alShabab militia controls large rural areas of central and southern Somalia and frequently mounts gunandbomb attacks on the capital Mogadishu. NegativeUS air strikes have been killing civilians in Somalia in a possible violation of international humanitarian law Amnesty International says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-476384962019-03-21
US air strikes have been killing civilians in Somalia in a possible violation of international humanitarian law Amnesty International says. NegativeUS air strikes have been killing civilians in Somalia in a possible violation of international humanitarian law Amnesty International says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-476384962019-03-21
At least four people from Somalia were killed in the attacks NegativeFifty people are confirmed to have died in Fridays attack on two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-475936932019-03-18
Kenyan MPs have asked how a 10km wire fence built along the countrys border with Somalia cost million. PositiveKenyan MPs have asked how a 10km wire fence built along the countrys border with Somalia cost million. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-475744632019-03-15
The idea ministers said was to tackle illegal trafficking and immigration and most pressingly to keep alShabab militants in Somalia from crossing over into Kenyan territory. NegativeKenyan MPs have asked how a 10km wire fence built along the countrys border with Somalia cost million. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-475744632019-03-15
Under this plan the wall was meant to stretch from the Indian Ocean all the way to the border region of Mandera where Kenya and Somalia meet Ethiopia. NeutralKenyan MPs have asked how a 10km wire fence built along the countrys border with Somalia cost million. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-475744632019-03-15
Oliver Vick 45 was travelling to a posting with the UN in Somalia NeutralAt least nine Britons were on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on Sunday killing all 157 people on board. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-475352612019-03-13
CanadianSomalian Amina Ibrahim Odowa and her fiveyearold daughter Sofia Abdulkadir were also among the victims NegativePassengers from more than 30 countries were on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi that crashed on Sunday killing 157 people. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-475220282019-03-12
The order applied to the CIA which has carried out drone strikes in countries such as Afghanistan Pakistan and Somalia. NegativePresident Donald Trump has revoked a policy set by his predecessor requiring US intelligence officials to publish the number of civilians killed in drone strikes outside of war zones. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-474802072019-03-08
AlShabab like attacking Maka alMukarama because it is in the heart of Somalia he said. NegativeSomalias special forces have killed all three gunmen who had taken over a building in central Mogadishu using civilians as human shields officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-474127002019-03-02
Somalias information minister said on Friday afternoon that the use of human shields by alShabab had prolonged the siege. NegativeSomalias special forces have killed all three gunmen who had taken over a building in central Mogadishu using civilians as human shields officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-474127002019-03-02
Somalias special forces have killed all three gunmen who had taken over a building in central Mogadishu using civilians as human shields officials say. NeutralSomalias special forces have killed all three gunmen who had taken over a building in central Mogadishu using civilians as human shields officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-474127002019-03-02
The former deputy director of Somalias National Intelligence and Security Agency says that alShabab has increased its attacks in Mogadishu as retaliation for the airstrikes. NegativeSomalias special forces have killed all three gunmen who had taken over a building in central Mogadishu using civilians as human shields officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-474127002019-03-02
Meanwhile there are significant numbers of ISaffiliated militants in Afghanistan Egypt Libya SouthEast Asia and West Africa and to a lesser extent in Somalia Yemen and the Sahel. NegativeThe battle to claim the last pocket of territory from the Islamic State group is being held up because thousands of civilians remain trapped there. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-472654232019-02-17
Ms Omar was born the youngest of seven siblings in Somalias capital Mogadishu in 1981 NeutralI stand here before you tonight as your Congresswomanelect with many firsts behind my name http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-472384502019-02-16
Meanwhile there are significant numbers of ISaffiliated militants in Afghanistan Egypt Libya SouthEast Asia and West Africa and to a lesser extent in Somalia Yemen Sinai and the Sahel. NegativeUSbacked fighters in Syria say they are meeting fierce resistance in the last enclave held by Islamic State militants near the Iraqi border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-471883552019-02-10
A Maltese port manager has been shot dead in Somalias northern semiautonomous Puntland state officials say NegativeA Maltese port manager has been shot dead in Somalias northern semiautonomous Puntland state officials say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-471147792019-02-05
DP World has a similar agreement for Berbera port in the neighbouring region of Somaliland which has declared independence from Somalia. PositiveA Maltese port manager has been shot dead in Somalias northern semiautonomous Puntland state officials say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-471147792019-02-05
He was illegally in Somalia alShababs military operations spokesman Abdiasis Abu Musab said NegativeA Maltese port manager has been shot dead in Somalias northern semiautonomous Puntland state officials say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-471147792019-02-05
It accused Mr Formosa of being in Somalia illegally NegativeA Maltese port manager has been shot dead in Somalias northern semiautonomous Puntland state officials say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-471147792019-02-05
Puntland an arid region of northeast Somalia declared itself an autonomous state in 1998 in part to avoid the clan warfare in southern Somalia PositiveA Maltese port manager has been shot dead in Somalias northern semiautonomous Puntland state officials say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-471147792019-02-05
Somalia has been caught up in the ongoing diplomatic spat between Saudi Arabia and Qatar its two allies and benefactors PositiveA Maltese port manager has been shot dead in Somalias northern semiautonomous Puntland state officials say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-471147792019-02-05
One is thought to a be a member of alShabab the other is believed to belong to the Islamic State group both are fighting Somalias UNbacked government. NeutralA British man being detained in a Somali jail has survived an attack by inmates armed with razor blades a prison official has told the BBC. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-470421022019-01-30
Jerusalem has been an emotional touchstone for many people in the Middle East and alShabab may be trying to broaden its appeal beyond Somalia PositiveThe Islamic State group has lost its shortlived caliphate in the Middle East with hundreds possibly thousands of wouldbe international jihadists stuck in limbo and tempted to return home despite fears of arrest and imprisonment http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-470001882019-01-27
Security officials delayed enforcing a strict security cordon meaning that there could have been more civilian casualties if there had been further explosions a tactic alShabab has used in Somalia NegativeThe deadly militant raid on a hotel complex in Kenya has raised questions about whether the security forces have learned any lessons from past terror attacks including the fourday siege on the Westgate shopping centre in 2013. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-469212492019-01-20
This however assumes that alShabab always plans its major actions in Somalia PositiveThe deadly militant raid on a hotel complex in Kenya has raised questions about whether the security forces have learned any lessons from past terror attacks including the fourday siege on the Westgate shopping centre in 2013. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-469212492019-01-20
Somaliabased Islamist group alShabab says it was behind the attack. NegativeNine people have been arrested in Kenya following an attack on a luxury hotel compound in the capital Nairobi that killed at least 21 people. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-469025642019-01-18
Kenya has been a target for alShabab since October 2011 when it sent its army into Somalia to fight the jihadist group. NegativeAt least 21 people were killed when Somali militants stormed a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi Kenyas government has confirmed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468886822019-01-17
Somaliabased Islamist group alShabab said it was behind the attack which triggered a 19hour security operation. NegativeAt least 21 people were killed when Somali militants stormed a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi Kenyas government has confirmed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468886822019-01-17
The Somaliabased militant group alShabab said it was behind the attack. NegativeSuspected militants have attacked a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi killing a number of people. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468803752019-01-16
Abdul Karim a young man from Somalia arrived at this compound just over three weeks ago after six terrible months in the clutches of a Libyan kidnap gang NegativeThe number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean for Europe has been dropping and that is partly because of tougher measures introduced on the migrant routes as Mike Thomson reports from Niger. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468025482019-01-12
Commanders now no longer require highlevel vetting to approve strikes on alShabab in areas of active hostilities in Somalia NegativeDonald Trumps presidency has coincided with a sharp rise in USled airstrikes in Somalia and the trend is set to continue in 2019. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-466125422019-01-07
Donald Trumps presidency has coincided with a sharp rise in USled airstrikes in Somalia and the trend is set to continue in 2019. NegativeDonald Trumps presidency has coincided with a sharp rise in USled airstrikes in Somalia and the trend is set to continue in 2019. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-466125422019-01-07
He gave the impression that there would be no let up in the struggle against militant Islamist groups such as the Somaliabased alShabab which is affiliated to alQaeda. NegativeDonald Trumps presidency has coincided with a sharp rise in USled airstrikes in Somalia and the trend is set to continue in 2019. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-466125422019-01-07
There are still vivid memories of Americas disastrous exit during its last major military action in Somalia in 1994. NegativeDonald Trumps presidency has coincided with a sharp rise in USled airstrikes in Somalia and the trend is set to continue in 2019. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-466125422019-01-07
The biggest recipients were Pakistan Nigeria Ethiopia Syria and Somalia NegativeThe UK is to give an extra to help clear Islamic State explosives in Iraq the government has announced. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-467651802019-01-05
He was appointed as UN chief Antonio Guterres special representative for Somalia in September 2018 and was assigned the task of helping to achieve peace in the country NegativeSomalia has expelled the UNs top envoy Nicholas Haysom accusing him of shaming the world body by acting like the countrys ruler http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467349942019-01-02
She said two of the four sons are at university one works at Manchester Airport and the youngest is back in Somalia PositiveA man arrested over the Manchester terrorist attack in which three people were stabbed has been detained under mental health laws police say. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-manchester-467315032019-01-02
Somalia has been unstable since the fall of the Siad Barre regime in 1991 NeutralSomalia has expelled the UNs top envoy Nicholas Haysom accusing him of shaming the world body by acting like the countrys ruler http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467349942019-01-02
Somalia has expelled the UNs top envoy Nicholas Haysom accusing him of shaming the world body by acting like the countrys ruler NegativeSomalia has expelled the UNs top envoy Nicholas Haysom accusing him of shaming the world body by acting like the countrys ruler http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467349942019-01-02
Somalias government is heavily dependent on foreign aid NeutralSomalia has expelled the UNs top envoy Nicholas Haysom accusing him of shaming the world body by acting like the countrys ruler http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-467349942019-01-02
The victims helped last year are reported to include seven women found imprisoned in a correctional school in Somalia NeutralBritish victims of forced marriages overseas are being asked by the Foreign Office to pay costs associated with their own rescue it has been revealed http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-467330282019-01-02
The decision is a boost for Mr Trumps policy against travellers from Chad Iran Libya Somalia Syria and Yemen. NegativeDonald Trump made a string of promises during his long campaign to be the 45th president of the United States. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-379820002019-01-01





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The decision is a boost for Mr Trumps policy against travellers from Chad Iran Libya Somalia Syria and Yemen. NegativeDonald Trump made a string of promises during his long campaign to be the 45th president of the United States. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-379820002018-12-25
One of Somalias most prominent journalists is among at least a dozen people killed in bomb attacks in the capital Mogadishu reports say. NegativeOne of Somalias most prominent journalists is among at least a dozen people killed in bomb attacks in the capital Mogadishu reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-466602132018-12-23
It bans nationals of Iran North Korea Venezuela Libya Somalia Syria and Yemen from entering the US. NegativeThe Yemeni mother of a dying boy in California is being prevented from seeing him due to a US ban on visitors from her country the family says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-465971062018-12-18
Mr Trump gave the US military greater authority in March 2017 to attack militants in Somalia. NegativeThe US military says it has killed 62 fighters from the Islamist group alShabab in six air strikes in Somalia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465921012018-12-18
Somalia has seen a sharp increase in the number of air strikes and casualties since President Donald Trump took office in the US in January 2017 PositiveThe US military says it has killed 62 fighters from the Islamist group alShabab in six air strikes in Somalia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465921012018-12-18
The US military says it has killed 62 fighters from the Islamist group alShabab in six air strikes in Somalia. NegativeThe US military says it has killed 62 fighters from the Islamist group alShabab in six air strikes in Somalia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465921012018-12-18
The latest strikes bring to at least 40 the number carried out in Somalia so far this year compared with 35 recorded in 2017 NegativeThe US military says it has killed 62 fighters from the Islamist group alShabab in six air strikes in Somalia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465921012018-12-18
These were the deadliest air attacks in Somalia since November 2017 when the US said it had killed 100 militants. NegativeThe US military says it has killed 62 fighters from the Islamist group alShabab in six air strikes in Somalia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465921012018-12-18
An African Union peacekeeping force is in Somalia to help the government fight alShabab an Islamist militant group. NegativeSeveral people are reported to have been killed in southern Somalia as violence erupted following the arrest of a former alShabab commander set to contest regional elections. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465664842018-12-15
Several people are reported to have been killed in southern Somalia as violence erupted following the arrest of a former alShabab commander set to contest regional elections. NegativeSeveral people are reported to have been killed in southern Somalia as violence erupted following the arrest of a former alShabab commander set to contest regional elections. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465664842018-12-15
A decade ago pirates operated freely and there were plenty of hideouts for them along the coastline like Eyl a small scenic port town in Somalias semiautonomous region of Puntland. NegativeForeign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalias coast writes the BBCs Anne Soy http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464540552018-12-12
EUNavfor can report suspicious fishing vessels to the authorities but given Somalias limited capacity to deal with them hardly anything is done NegativeForeign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalias coast writes the BBCs Anne Soy http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464540552018-12-12
Foreign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalias coast writes the BBCs Anne Soy NegativeForeign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalias coast writes the BBCs Anne Soy http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464540552018-12-12
Marco Hekkens an adviser on maritime security to the EUs civilian mission in Somalia said illegal fishing is continuing NegativeForeign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalias coast writes the BBCs Anne Soy http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464540552018-12-12
The vessel is from Yemen but the crew are mostly from Somalia the officer on our boat explained after listening to the radio communication. NeutralForeign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalias coast writes the BBCs Anne Soy http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464540552018-12-12
The US closed its embassy in Somalia in January 1991 amid fighting between rebels and the government and had to airlift out its ambassador and staff. NegativeThe US has established its first diplomatic presence in Somalia for nearly 30 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464499542018-12-06
The US has established its first diplomatic presence in Somalia for nearly 30 years. PositiveThe US has established its first diplomatic presence in Somalia for nearly 30 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464499542018-12-06
US President Donald Trump expanded operations against alShabab in March 2017 and the US military has conducted more than two dozen air strikes including drone strikes in Somalia this year NegativeThe US has established its first diplomatic presence in Somalia for nearly 30 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-464499542018-12-06
Jude Tebbutt and her husband David were attacked while on holiday in Kenya in 2011 he was killed and she was held hostage in Somalia for six months NegativeA British woman kidnapped by Somali pirates believes the man convicted in connection with the case is innocent. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-464295602018-12-04
According to a UN statement quoted by AFP news agency they are from Ethiopia Eritrea South Sudan Pakistan Bangladesh and Somalia. NegativeDozens of increasingly desperate migrants rescued by a cargo ship in the Mediterranean have been refusing to leave after it docked in a Libyan port http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-462559842018-11-19
However counterterrorism activities in several countries including Somalia and Djibouti will remain largely the same. NeutralThe US is cutting hundreds of troops in Africa as it focuses on countering threats from Russia and China. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-462341222018-11-17
Reducing the need for ground forces could mean more focus on air operations like those launched from its drone bases in Niger and Somalia. NegativeThe US is cutting hundreds of troops in Africa as it focuses on countering threats from Russia and China. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-462341222018-11-17
Ethiopian state media then broadcast a documentary alleging that the conglomerate had been involved in illegal arms smuggling including to Somalia. NegativeEthiopias former deputy intelligence chief has been arrested amid investigations into corruption and human rights abuses committed by the security forces. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-462212382018-11-16
An arms embargo asset freeze and travel ban were imposed in 2009 amid claims Eritrea supported alShabab militants in Somalia NegativeThe UN Security Council has unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against Eritrea after nine years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-461932732018-11-15
The UN had frequently expressed concern about the flow of weapons into Somalia where Islamist militants were battling government forces for control of the capital Mogadishu. NegativeThe UN Security Council has unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against Eritrea after nine years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-461932732018-11-15
The owner of Sahafi Hotel in Somalias capital Mogadishu has been killed in bomb attacks three years after his father died in a similar assault. NegativeThe owner of Sahafi Hotel in Somalias capital Mogadishu has been killed in bomb attacks three years after his father died in a similar assault. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-461558412018-11-10
The only free ambulance service in Somalias capital is under threat of closure and is having to use fewer vehicles its founder has told the BBC. NegativeThe only free ambulance service in Somalias capital is under threat of closure and is having to use fewer vehicles its founder has told the BBC. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-459524322018-10-24
There are no publicly funded health services in Somalia. NegativeThe only free ambulance service in Somalias capital is under threat of closure and is having to use fewer vehicles its founder has told the BBC. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-459524322018-10-24
AlShabab has become more powerful in central Somalia since Ethiopian troops withdrew from the area last year. PositiveThe US military says it believes some 60 alShabab militants were killed by one of its air strikes in central Somalia on Friday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-458810082018-10-17
The US military has conducted more than two dozen air strikes including drone strikes in Somalia this year the Associated Press news agency reports NegativeThe US military says it believes some 60 alShabab militants were killed by one of its air strikes in central Somalia on Friday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-458810082018-10-17
The US military says it believes some 60 alShabab militants were killed by one of its air strikes in central Somalia on Friday. NeutralThe US military says it believes some 60 alShabab militants were killed by one of its air strikes in central Somalia on Friday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-458810082018-10-17
A man convicted of involvement in the deadliest bomb attack in Somalias history has been executed on the first anniversary of the blast. NegativeA man convicted of involvement in the deadliest bomb attack in Somalias history has been executed on the first anniversary of the blast. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-458561182018-10-14
AlShabab told Reuters news agency that three of the men were US spies who had helped guide drones to carry out strikes in Somalia. NegativeSomali militant group alShabab says it has killed five men it accuses of spying one of them for the UK. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-458092892018-10-11
As well as battling for control of Somalia alShabab has staged terror attacks in some neighbouring countries. NegativeSomali militant group alShabab says it has killed five men it accuses of spying one of them for the UK. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-458092892018-10-11
The biggest number of troops by far 22000 has been supplied by the African Unions Mission in Somalia NegativeSomali militant group alShabab says it has killed five men it accuses of spying one of them for the UK. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-458092892018-10-11
There are 500 US troops in Somalia supporting the UNbacked government against the militants NegativeSomali militant group alShabab says it has killed five men it accuses of spying one of them for the UK. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-458092892018-10-11
On the counterterrorism front Mr Trumps administration has escalated the fight against Islamist militants in the Sahel region and in Somalia. NegativeUS First Lady Melania Trump has visited a hospital in Ghanas capital Accra at the start of her solo trip that will see her visit four African countries http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-457176412018-10-03
Several others have some form of legal restriction and samesex relationships can carry the death penalty in Iran Saudi Arabia Yemen Sudan Somalia and Nigeria. NegativeThe US has announced it will deny diplomatic visas to samesex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-457224002018-10-03
After many years of struggle Mohamed learned to use Somalias rich heritage of longform storytelling in her own work. PositiveGetting a TV job in the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks in the US with a name like Ubah Mohamed was not easy http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-453623032018-09-30
Her mother Asha Abdalla and father Saleh Mohamed who met and married in Somalia moved to the US to study and settled on the east coast before starting a family. NeutralGetting a TV job in the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks in the US with a name like Ubah Mohamed was not easy http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-453623032018-09-30
She was in Somalias capital Mogadishu and my brother finally got a hold of her PositiveGetting a TV job in the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks in the US with a name like Ubah Mohamed was not easy http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-453623032018-09-30
Adultery is prohibited in Sharia or Islamic Law so it is a criminal offence in Islamic countries such as Iran Saudi Arabia Afghanistan Pakistan Bangladesh and Somalia. NegativeIndias top court has ruled adultery is no longer a criminal offence. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-454049272018-09-27
Four soldiers have been arrested in Somalia after a nineyearold schoolgirl was shot dead in the capital Mogadishu police say NegativeFour soldiers have been arrested in Somalia after a nineyearold schoolgirl was shot dead in the capital Mogadishu police say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-455875222018-09-21
Somalia has been without an effective central government since the fall of the Siad Barre regime in 1991. NegativeFour soldiers have been arrested in Somalia after a nineyearold schoolgirl was shot dead in the capital Mogadishu police say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-455875222018-09-21
That is now changing and last week Ethiopia Eritrea and Somalia signed a cooperation agreement to restore peace and stability to the region. PositiveA key crossing point between onetime bitter enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea is set to reopen after a border war shut it more than 20 years ago. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-454758762018-09-11
They took rival sides in Somalias long conflict Eritrea was accused of backing Islamist groups while Ethiopia a US ally supported the internationally recognised government. NegativeA key crossing point between onetime bitter enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea is set to reopen after a border war shut it more than 20 years ago. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-454758762018-09-11
Somalia has faced instability and violence since 1991 when the military government was overthrown. NeutralA suicide bomber has attacked a government office in the Somali capital Mogadishu causing a nearby school to collapse police say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-453876202018-09-02
She is to meet president Uhuru Kenyatta and see British soldiers who are training troops from Kenya and other African countries fighting Islamist militant group alShabaab in Somalia. PositiveTheresa May is to announce a tieup with the Kenyan authorities to help track down British paedophiles as she concludes her tour of Africa. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-453509372018-08-30
The alQaedalinked alShabab has fought Somalias UNbacked government for much of the past decade and has carried out a string of attacks across the region Negativehas joined alShabab but not in the way you might think. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-452999292018-08-25
He also declared Ethiopia a Socialist Peoples Republic and relied financially on the former Soviet Union during the countrys war with Somalia. NegativeEthiopias former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has removed a controversial photo he had posted on his Facebook page which showed him smiling next to the countrys exiled Marxist exmilitary ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-450438112018-08-03
According to Unicef of girls and women in Somalia have undergone FGM. NegativeThe father of a 10yearold girl who died after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia has defended the practice. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-449187952018-07-23
AlShabab has been waging an insurgency in Somalia for more than 10 years NegativeMilitant Islamists have stormed a military base in southern Somalia after detonating a suicide car bomb. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-449235752018-07-23
Militant Islamists have stormed a military base in southern Somalia after detonating a suicide car bomb. NegativeMilitant Islamists have stormed a military base in southern Somalia after detonating a suicide car bomb. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-449235752018-07-23
The US military also has a presence of several hundred troops in Somalia to carry out special operations and to train government forces NegativeMilitant Islamists have stormed a military base in southern Somalia after detonating a suicide car bomb. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-449235752018-07-23
The father of a 10yearold girl who died after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia has defended the practice. NeutralThe father of a 10yearold girl who died after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia has defended the practice. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-449187952018-07-23
This is just one among many cases happening on a daily basis across Somalia PositiveThe father of a 10yearold girl who died after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia has defended the practice. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-449187952018-07-23
The US travel ban targets people from Iran Libya Somalia and Yemen. NegativeThe US travel ban is not going to stop travellers from the Middle East flying to the United States Qatar Airways chief executive has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-447956362018-07-17
Attorneys Ice even judges were telling Dont fight your case just sign your removal order youll never be sent back to Somalia says immigration lawyer John Bruning. NegativeThe sun was burning brightly when Ahmed arrived in Somalias capital Mogadishu on a deportation flight from the US earlier this year http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-445513332018-07-04
That means there will be a lot more people like Ahmed who says another flight with deportees from the US arrived in Somalia last week. NegativeThe sun was burning brightly when Ahmed arrived in Somalias capital Mogadishu on a deportation flight from the US earlier this year http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-445513332018-07-04
The sun was burning brightly when Ahmed arrived in Somalias capital Mogadishu on a deportation flight from the US earlier this year NegativeThe sun was burning brightly when Ahmed arrived in Somalias capital Mogadishu on a deportation flight from the US earlier this year http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-445513332018-07-04
Afghanistan and Syria which have been ravaged by war come second and third Somalia is fourth while Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have been ranked fifth and sixth NegativeA survey conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation has ranked India as the worlds most dangerous country for women ahead of Afghanistan Syria and Saudi Arabia http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-424368172018-06-28
She added that noone expects women to have an easy life in countries such as Somalia or Saudi Arabia NegativeA survey conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation has ranked India as the worlds most dangerous country for women ahead of Afghanistan Syria and Saudi Arabia http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-india-424368172018-06-28
The ban prohibits most people from Iran Libya Somalia Syria and Yemen from entering the US. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has hailed a Supreme Court ruling upholding his travel ban which covers people from several Muslimmajority countries. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-446199762018-06-26
A Somali man has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for his role in the kidnapping of a Canadian journalist in Somalia according to Canadian media NegativeA Somali man has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for his role in the kidnapping of a Canadian journalist in Somalia according to Canadian media http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-444913692018-06-18
Almost seven years after the pairs release RCMP investigators managed to lure Ader to Canada under the pretence of signing a publishing contract for a book on Somalias history NegativeA Somali man has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for his role in the kidnapping of a Canadian journalist in Somalia according to Canadian media http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-444913692018-06-18
A US special forces soldier has been killed in an attack by suspected alShabab militants in southern Somalia officials say. NegativeA US special forces soldier has been killed in an attack by suspected alShabab militants in southern Somalia officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-444214882018-06-09
The US casualties are the first confirmed in Somalia since May 2017 when one soldier was killed and two others wounded in a gun battle with alShabab west of Mogadishu NegativeA US special forces soldier has been killed in an attack by suspected alShabab militants in southern Somalia officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-444214882018-06-09
thoughts and prayers are with the families of our serviceman who was killed and his fellow servicemen who were wounded in Somalia NegativeA US special forces soldier has been killed in an attack by suspected alShabab militants in southern Somalia officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-444214882018-06-09
At least 46 migrants trying to cross from Somalia to Yemen have drowned when their boat capsized UN officials say. NegativeAt least 46 migrants trying to cross from Somalia to Yemen have drowned when their boat capsized UN officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-443917802018-06-07
Using incomes made from smuggling religious networks and peopletraffickers the extremist cells paid to send young men to Tanzania Kenya and Somalia for military and Islamic training NeutralAttacks by young Islamist militants in northern Mozambique are fuelled by a mix of poverty and corruption writes Joseph Hanlon http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-443205312018-06-02
MSF says the survivors receiving treatment are mostly teenagers from Eritrea Ethiopia and Somalia who were attempting to seek asylum in Europe. NegativePeople smugglers opened fire on a group of 100 migrants attempting to flee their clutches in northern Libya aid agency MSF reports. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-442662062018-05-27
Born in Burao in wartorn northern Somalia Mr Magid said he did not remember much of his childhood and had never returned to his country of birth. NegativeA former refugee who is now Sheffields newest Lord Mayor says he hopes to bring the role into the 21st Century. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-441447052018-05-17
He came to Sheffield aged five after six months in an Ethiopian refugee camp with his mother and five siblings who left Somalia to find a better life. NegativeA former refugee who is now Sheffields newest Lord Mayor says he hopes to bring the role into the 21st Century. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-441447052018-05-17
The deaths of four special forces soldiers in a small corner of Niger known as Tongo Tongo was the largest loss of American military life in Africa since the Black Hawk Down killings in Somalia 25 years ago. NegativeThe deaths of four special forces soldiers in a small corner of Niger known as Tongo Tongo was the largest loss of American military life in Africa since the Black Hawk Down killings in Somalia 25 years ago. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-440855472018-05-14
A woman has been stoned to death in Somalia after a court run by alShabab convicted her of having several husbands the militant group says. NegativeA woman has been stoned to death in Somalia after a court run by alShabab convicted her of having several husbands the militant group says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-440555362018-05-09
Divorces are common in Somalia but the details of this case are unusual the BBC Somali Services Mowliid Haji Abdi says NegativeA woman has been stoned to death in Somalia after a court run by alShabab convicted her of having several husbands the militant group says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-440555362018-05-09
The militant group controls large swathes of Somalia and often conducts raids and attacks in its attempt to overthrow the central government based in the capital Mogadishu NegativeA woman has been stoned to death in Somalia after a court run by alShabab convicted her of having several husbands the militant group says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-440555362018-05-09
Heavy rains have also caused flooding elsewhere in the region including Kenya Somalia and Uganda. NegativeLandslides in Rwanda have killed at least 18 people over the weekend bringing the death toll this year to 200. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-440317992018-05-07
A German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross was kidnapped in Somalias capital Mogadishu the aid group said. NegativeA German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross was kidnapped in Somalias capital Mogadishu the aid group said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-439867642018-05-03
Decades of conflict have made Somalia one of the worlds most dangerous countries for aid workers. NegativeA German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross was kidnapped in Somalias capital Mogadishu the aid group said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-439867642018-05-03
Rodney Beresford who farms 500 sheep on hills at Ribblehead welcomes around 100 people a year from places including Kuwait Somalia and Nigeria. PositiveA Yorkshire farmer who takes on asylum seekers and refugees to help during lambing season says it is one of the best thing Ive done. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-438781852018-04-25
Somalian refugee Habib Mohammed Saeed echoed Mr Ajibolas comments. NegativeA Yorkshire farmer who takes on asylum seekers and refugees to help during lambing season says it is one of the best thing Ive done. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-438781852018-04-25
After a ferocious civil war northwest Somalia broke away from the rest of the country and declared itself as an independent Somaliland. NegativeA court in the selfdeclared republic of Somaliland has sentenced a young poet to three years in jail. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-437759512018-04-15
Nacima Qorane was found guilty of bringing the state into contempt by advocating for Somaliland to reunite with Somalia. NegativeA court in the selfdeclared republic of Somaliland has sentenced a young poet to three years in jail. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-437759512018-04-15
After nearly 30 years of conflict and instability Somalia is particularly vulnerable. NegativeA crisis in the Gulf has had an unexpected consequence a rush to build ports all down the Somali coast http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-435858142018-04-08
But Somalia regards Somaliland as part of its territory PositiveA crisis in the Gulf has had an unexpected consequence a rush to build ports all down the Somali coast http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-435858142018-04-08
Earlier this month parliament in Somalia voted to nullify the port deal NegativeA crisis in the Gulf has had an unexpected consequence a rush to build ports all down the Somali coast http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-435858142018-04-08
Somalia insists it holds a neutral position in the Gulf crisis NeutralA crisis in the Gulf has had an unexpected consequence a rush to build ports all down the Somali coast http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-435858142018-04-08
Somalilands ambassador to the UAE Bashe Awil Omar describes Somalias hostility to the deal as ludicrous. NegativeA crisis in the Gulf has had an unexpected consequence a rush to build ports all down the Somali coast http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-435858142018-04-08
The Horn of Africa expert Alex de Waal argues that the crisis in the Gulf has an impact way beyond Somalia NegativeA crisis in the Gulf has had an unexpected consequence a rush to build ports all down the Somali coast http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-435858142018-04-08
In recent years the Islamist militants have lost control of most of Somalias urban areas NegativeIslamist militants have launched a gun and bomb attack on an African Union peacekeeper base in Somalia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-436144612018-04-02
Islamist militants have launched a gun and bomb attack on an African Union peacekeeper base in Somalia NegativeIslamist militants have launched a gun and bomb attack on an African Union peacekeeper base in Somalia. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-436144612018-04-02
Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout has said the abuse she experienced at the hands of captors in Somalia took a devastating emotional toll NegativeCanadian journalist Amanda Lindhout has said the abuse she experienced at the hands of captors in Somalia took a devastating emotional toll http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-435641282018-03-29
Mr Brennan and Ms Lindhout were held captive by an unidentified militant group in Somalia for 460 days before being released in November 2009 NegativeCanadian journalist Amanda Lindhout has said the abuse she experienced at the hands of captors in Somalia took a devastating emotional toll http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-435641282018-03-29
A sixteenyearold boy has rejected an appointed role as the deputy commissioner of a regional state in Somalia because of security fears NegativeA sixteenyearold boy has rejected an appointed role as the deputy commissioner of a regional state in Somalia because of security fears. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-434697562018-03-20
He even had plans to tour East Africa Uganda Ethiopia Djibouti maybe Somalia NegativeA midnight taxi to the US an emergency flight a new life in New York http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-430660822018-02-26
The Will Ross says that most dangerous waters used to be off Somalia but after the deployment of international warships the situation there has improved NeutralAn oil tanker with a crew of 22 Indian nationals is missing in the Gulf of Guinea off Benin in West Africa.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429385182018-02-04
The original order issued last January barred people from seven majorityMuslim countries Iran Iraq Syria Yemen Somalia Sudan and Libya from entering the US for 90 days NegativeThe US Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban which targets people from six Muslimmajority countries.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-427556922018-01-20
The third version of Mr directive affects travellers from Chad Iran Libya Somalia Syria and Yemen NegativeThe US Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban which targets people from six Muslimmajority countries.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-427556922018-01-20
Elizabeth Shackelford who worked in Nairobi for the US mission to Somalia resigned in December NegativeThe US ambassador to Panama has quit because he says he is no longer able to serve under President Donald Trump.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-426711532018-01-13
Somaliland declared itself independent from Somalia in 1991 but is not internationally recognised as a country NegativeFor the first time in its history the selfdeclared republic of Somaliland has passed a law against rapehttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-426044962018-01-08
A travel ban currently prevents nationals of Chad Iran Libya Somalia Syria and Yemen from entering the US NeutralA Church of England bishop has criticised American religious leaders who support Donald Trump saying they cannot justify their Christian faith.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-424992662017-12-28
The decision is a boost for Mr policy against travellers from Chad Iran Libya Somalia Syria and Yemen NegativeThe US Supreme Court has ruled President Donald Trump's travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can go into full effect pending legal challenges.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-422318062017-12-05
More than 11 million people are experiencing severe food insecurity in Ethiopia Kenya and Somalia NegativeThe year 2017 is very likely to be in the top three warmest years on record according to provisional figures from the World Meteorological Organization.http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-418592882017-11-06










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militants16 Several senior AlShabaab militants were killed in drone strike on outskirts of coastal city of Kismayo in southern Somalia 16 Several senior AlShabaab militants were killed in a drone strike on the outskirts of the coastal city of Kismayo in southern SomaliaNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/17/c_136831040.htm2017-12-17
MOGADISHU Dec. 16 Several senior AlShabaab militants were killed in a drone strike on the outskirts of the coastal city of Kismayo in southern Somalia.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/17/c_136831040.htm2017-12-17
strikehit base The strike hit the base where the militants were meeting leading to several casualties the military officer from the Somalia National Army said but did not indicate any figures.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/17/c_136831040.htm2017-12-17
United Nations refugee agency Special Envoy for Somalia Refugee Situation hailed move as first of kind according to statement from IGAD. United Nations refugee agency Special Envoy for the Somalia Refugee Situation also hailed the move as the first of its kind according to the statement from IGAD.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/15/c_136829042.htm2017-12-15
The Egyptian government and people stand in solidarity with the Somalian government and people against terrorism the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in the statement.NeutralThe Egyptian government and people stand in solidarity with the Somalian government and people against terrorism the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in the statement.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/15/c_136826655.htm2017-12-15
AlShabaabSomalia's terrorist group AlShabaab claimed responsibility for attack. Somalia's terrorist group AlShabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.NeutralThe Egyptian government and people stand in solidarity with the Somalian government and people against terrorism the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in the statement.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/15/c_136826655.htm2017-12-15
Since January 2016 the armed conflict in Somalia due to AlShabaab's rebellion has left over 2000 people killed and more than 2500 others injured according to a recent UN report.NeutralThe Egyptian government and people stand in solidarity with the Somalian government and people against terrorism the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in the statement.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/15/c_136826655.htm2017-12-15
12 United States forces early Tuesday conducted an airstrike in Somalia on AlShabaab militants the U.S. Africa Command saidNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/12/c_136820800.htm2017-12-12
United StatesMOGADISHU Dec. 12 United States forces early Tuesday conducted airstrike Somalia on AlShabaab MOGADISHU Dec. 12 United States forces early Tuesday conducted an airstrike in Somalia on AlShabaab militants the U.S. Africa Command said.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/12/c_136820800.htm2017-12-12
militants10 Several AlShabaab militants were killed on Sunday in military operation in Somalia's southwestern region officials said 10 Several AlShabaab militants were killed on Sunday in a military operation in Somalia's southwestern region officials saidNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/10/c_136815685.htm2017-12-10
killedMOGADISHU Dec. 10 Several AlShabaab militants were killed on Sunday in military in Somalia's southwestern region officials said. MOGADISHU Dec. 10 Several AlShabaab militants were killed on Sunday in a military operation in Somalia's southwestern region officials said.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/10/c_136815685.htm2017-12-10
The regional bloc has played a mediation role in bringing together the rival sides in Galmudug a federal member state in central Somalia established in 2014.NeutralKeating in a statement issued on Thursday night lauded the role played by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in facilitating meetings in Nairobi and Djibouti between the two parties.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/08/c_136811767.htm2017-12-08
Mure have over to Somalia to join AlShabaab terror group alongside hundreds of Kenyan youth waging terror attacks in country Mure is believed to have crossed over to Somalia to join the AlShabaab terror group alongside hundreds of Kenyan youth waging terror attacks in the country and in Somalia.NeutralMOMBASA Kenya Dechttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/08/c_136811777.htm2017-12-08
East Africa where displacement is often driven by protracted and cyclical conflicts such as those in Somalia Sudan and South Sudan bears the brunt of the crisis in regional terms.NeutralThe report by Norwegian Refugee Council 's Internal Displacement Monitoring Center reveals that 15000 people are displaced every day inside African countries.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/06/c_136806116.htm2017-12-06
photoFile photo shows policeman guards at site File photo shows a policeman guards at the site where members of the federal parliament cast their votes in Mogadishu Somalia on FebNeutralFile photo shows a policeman guards at the site where members of the federal parliament cast their votes in Mogadishu Somalia on Febhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/05/c_136802908.htm2017-12-05
photoFile photo shows policeman guards at site File photo shows a policeman guards at the site where members of the federal parliament cast their votes in Mogadishu Somalia on Feb. 8 2017. NeutralFile photo shows a policeman guards at the site where members of the federal parliament cast their votes in Mogadishu Somalia on Febhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/05/c_136802908.htm2017-12-05
drillswere launched with participation of combatant units from Sudan Somalia Djibouti Kenya Uganda Seychelles Comoro Islands Ethiopia Rwanda The drills were launched with participation of combatant units from Sudan Somalia Djibouti Kenya Uganda Seychelles Comoro Islands Ethiopia Rwanda and Burundi.NeutralGEBEIT Sudan Dechttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/04/c_136797879.htm2017-12-04
3 Somalia prevent recruitment 3 Somalia is seeking urgent actions to prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers in armed conflicts in the Horn of AfricaNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/04/c_136797847.htm2017-12-04
MOGADISHU Dec. 3 Somalia is seeking urgent actions to prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers in armed conflicts in the Horn of Africa.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/04/c_136797847.htm2017-12-04
Available statistics also show that 70 percent of the children in armed conflict in Somalia are recruited by AlShabaab terror group.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/04/c_136797847.htm2017-12-04
1 Somalia and the African Union Mission in Somalia have set out a detailed work plan on integrating and rehabilitating converts from violent opposition groupsNeutralMOGADISHU Dechttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/01/c_136793837.htm2017-12-02
MOGADISHU Dec. 1 Somalia and the African Union Mission in Somalia have set out a detailed work plan on integrating and rehabilitating converts from violent opposition groups.NeutralMOGADISHU Dechttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/01/c_136793837.htm2017-12-02
Securityremains primary concern for EAC partner states due to instability in Democratic Republic of Congo South Sudan Security remains a primary concern for the EAC partner states due to instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo South Sudan and Somalia.NeutralThe joint command post exercise is intended to sharpen the skills of the troops in countering regional instability and security threats as well as supporting international peace said Karemire.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136795952.htm2017-12-02
Ghulam Popal WHO Representative in Somalia said participants were also also trained on management of cholera in severely malnourished children in accordance with UN agency's guidelines Ghulam Popal WHO Representative in Somalia said participants were also trained on the management of cholera in severely malnourished children in accordance with the UN agency's guidelines and technical recommendations.NeutralGhulam Popal WHO Representative in Somalia said participants were also trained on the management of cholera in severely malnourished children in accordance with the UN agency's guidelines and technical recommendations.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/01/c_136791480.htm2017-12-01
4 million children in Somalia are still still under threat of acute malnutrition Popal said in statement issued in Mogadishu 4 million children in Somalia are still under the threat of acute malnutrition Popal said in a statement issued in MogadishuNeutralGhulam Popal WHO Representative in Somalia said participants were also trained on the management of cholera in severely malnourished children in accordance with the UN agency's guidelines and technical recommendations.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/01/c_136791480.htm2017-12-01
More than 1.4 million children in Somalia are still still under threat of acute malnutrition Popal said in statement issued in Mogadishu. More than 1.4 million children in Somalia are still under the threat of acute malnutrition Popal said in a statement issued in Mogadishu.NeutralGhulam Popal WHO Representative in Somalia said participants were also trained on the management of cholera in severely malnourished children in accordance with the UN agency's guidelines and technical recommendations.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/01/c_136791480.htm2017-12-01
UNSOM support resumption of dialogue between Somalia UNSOM also stands ready to support the resumption of dialogue between Somalia and Somaliland it said.NeutralThe UN mission said in a statement issued in Mogadishu commended the political and traditional leaders in Somaliland for resolving the electionsrelated disputes that emerged.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/30/c_136788726.htm2017-11-30
According to Kisut Gebreegziabher Assistant Communication Officer at UNHCR are mainly mainly from South Sudan Eritreans According to Kisut Gebreegziabher Assistant Communication Officer at UNHCR the newly arrived refugees are mainly from South Sudan Eritreans and Somalia respectively.NeutralAccording to Arega the constructions of three industrial parks are currently underway in different parts of Ethiopia with particular emphasis given to helping significant number of refugees through job creation.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/29/c_136785978.htm2017-11-29
saidminister said continued insecurity The minister said the continued insecurity and conflict in South Sudan eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia continues to plague the region.NeutralEAC brings together Uganda Tanzania Kenya South Sudan Rwanda and Burundi.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/25/c_136777482.htm2017-11-26
Liberat Mfumukeko Secretary General of EAC said security remains one of primary concerns for region given prevailing situation in Somalia Liberat Mfumukeko the Secretary General of the EAC said security remains one of the primary concerns for the region given the prevailing situation in SomaliaNeutralEAC brings together Uganda Tanzania Kenya South Sudan Rwanda and Burundi.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/25/c_136777482.htm2017-11-26
Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko the Secretary General of the EAC said security remains one of the primary concerns for the region given the prevailing situation in Somalia.NeutralEAC brings together Uganda Tanzania Kenya South Sudan Rwanda and Burundi.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/25/c_136777482.htm2017-11-26
Former Minister of Defense of Somalia Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed resigned on Oct. 12 following deadly terrorist attack Former Minister of Defense of Somalia Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed resigned on Oct. 12 following the deadly terrorist attack and misunderstanding between him and former chief of Somali National Army.NeutralFormer Minister of Defense of Somalia Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed resigned on Octhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/26/c_136780777.htm2017-11-26
14 Africa's regional bloc IGAD on Tuesday called on the international community to sustain and build peace between Somalia's rival regional states of Puntland and GalmudugNeutralMOGADISHU Novhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/15/c_136752515.htm2017-11-15
MOGADISHU Nov. 14 Africa's regional bloc IGAD on Tuesday called on the international community to sustain and build peace between Somalia's rival regional states of Puntland and Galmudug.NeutralMOGADISHU Novhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/15/c_136752515.htm2017-11-15
IGAD build peace security IGAD remains committed to supporting the federal government of Somalia in its mandate to build peace security and stability in Somalia it said.NeutralMOGADISHU Novhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/15/c_136752515.htm2017-11-15
9 against IS in northeast Somalia marked second time U.S. forces have terrorist group 9 against IS in northeast Somalia marked the second time U.S. forces have targeted the terrorist groupNeutralOne of the strikes carried out on Novhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/14/c_136752346.htm2017-11-14
One of the strikes carried out on Nov. 9 against IS in northeast Somalia marked the second time U.S. forces have targeted the terrorist group.NeutralOne of the strikes carried out on Novhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/14/c_136752346.htm2017-11-14
Washingtonhas to parter with African Union Mission in Somalia Washington has vowed to parter with the African Union Mission in Somalia and Somali National Security Forces in targeting terrorists their training camps and safe havens throughout Somalia.NeutralOne of the strikes carried out on Novhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/14/c_136752346.htm2017-11-14
IGAD established in 1986 includes members Sudan South Sudan Somalia Djibouti Kenya Uganda Ethiopia The IGAD established in 1986 includes members Sudan South Sudan Somalia Djibouti Kenya Uganda Ethiopia and Eritrea.NeutralRepresentative of the IGAD Executive Secretary Ambassador Abu Zaid AlHassan said Khartoum's meeting tends to discuss the IGAD National Protocol on Free Movement of Persons in the region.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/13/c_136749594.htm2017-11-13
saidZira have militant group in 2012 Zira is said to have joined the militant group in 2012 when he left for Somalia where he received training and fought alongside the AlShabaab fighters.NeutralThe police also circulated a photo of Ali Zira who is a wanted criminal associated with the killing in 2014 of a prominent businessman in the coastal town of Malindi.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/11/c_136744939.htm2017-11-12
Special Representative of U.N. SecretaryGeneral for Somalia Michael Keating said terrorist groups remained main threat to peace Special Representative of the U.N. SecretaryGeneral for Somalia Michael Keating said terrorist groups remained the main threat to peace and stability in SomaliaNeutralThe meeting drew participants from key federal ministries member states and international partners as the government has launched a major offensive against AlShabaab militants in southern region.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/12/c_136746632.htm2017-11-12
Special Representative of U.N. SecretaryGeneral for Somalia Michael Keating said terrorist groups remained main threat to peace Special Representative of the U.N. SecretaryGeneral for Somalia Michael Keating said terrorist groups remained the main threat to peace and stability in Somalia.NeutralThe meeting drew participants from key federal ministries member states and international partners as the government has launched a major offensive against AlShabaab militants in southern region.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/12/c_136746632.htm2017-11-12
Francisco Madeira special representative of African Union Chairperson for Somalia emphasized concerted efforts to address security challenges appealing for enhanced information sharing Francisco Madeira special representative of the African Union Chairperson for Somalia emphasized concerted efforts to address the security challenges appealing for enhanced information sharing and intelligence capabilities on the terrorists.NeutralThe meeting drew participants from key federal ministries member states and international partners as the government has launched a major offensive against AlShabaab militants in southern region.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/12/c_136746632.htm2017-11-12
against IS in Puntland in northeast SomaliaNeutralThe U.S. Africa Command said the first strike occurred at approximately 3 ahttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/13/c_136746958.htm2017-11-12
According to Africom second separate strike occurred at approximately 9 a.m. against IS in Puntland in northeast Somalia. According to Africom the second separate strike occurred at approximately 9 a.m. against IS in Puntland in northeast Somalia.NeutralThe U.S. Africa Command said the first strike occurred at approximately 3 ahttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/13/c_136746958.htm2017-11-12
This includes partnering with AMISOM and Somali National Security Forces ; targeting terrorists their training camps and safe havens throughout Somalia the region and around the world it said.NeutralThe U.S. Africa Command said the first strike occurred at approximately 3 ahttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/13/c_136746958.htm2017-11-12
The U.S. Africa Command said the first military strikes occurred in the Bay Region of Somalia about 160 km west of the capital of Mogadishu.NeutralThe U.S. Africa Command said the first military strikes occurred in the Bay Region of Somalia about 160 km west of the capital of Mogadishu.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/10/c_136742913.htm2017-11-11
MOGADISHU Nov. 8 International energy experts are meeting in Mogadishu on Wednesday to discuss investment opportunities in Somalia's sustainable energy sector.NeutralMOGADISHU Nov. 8 International energy experts are meeting in Mogadishu on Wednesday to discuss investment opportunities in Somalia's sustainable energy sector.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/08/c_136737498.htm2017-11-09
speakersSome speakers noted adverse effects of 25 years of conflict Some speakers noted the adverse effects of 25 years of conflict and instability in hindering the development of Somalia's energy sector.NeutralMOGADISHU Nov. 8 International energy experts are meeting in Mogadishu on Wednesday to discuss investment opportunities in Somalia's sustainable energy sector.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/08/c_136737498.htm2017-11-09
WHO Representative in Somalia Ghulam Popal said the risks are particularly high among displaced people and other vulnerable populations already weakened by poverty and poor nutrition.NeutralWHO Representative in Somalia Ghulam Popal said the risks are particularly high among displaced people and other vulnerable populations already weakened by poverty and poor nutrition.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/06/c_136732050.htm2017-11-07
The UN health agency early this year reported a funding gap estimated at 4 million dollars required to maintain its lifesaving response to outbreaks drought and malnutrition in Somalia.NeutralWHO Representative in Somalia Ghulam Popal said the risks are particularly high among displaced people and other vulnerable populations already weakened by poverty and poor nutrition.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/06/c_136732050.htm2017-11-07
grantwill also support procurement The grant will also support the procurement and prepositioning of essential supplies and lifesaving medicines in all highrisk areas across Somalia.NeutralWHO Representative in Somalia Ghulam Popal said the risks are particularly high among displaced people and other vulnerable populations already weakened by poverty and poor nutrition.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/06/c_136732050.htm2017-11-07
Egypt and Somalia have been facing rising waves of terror acts carried out by Islamist groups that left hundreds of civilians army personnel and policemen dead.NeutralSisi's remarks came during a phone call with his Somali counterpart Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo staterun MENA News Agency reported.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/02/c_136721230.htm2017-11-07
mission said in statement released on Saturday night The mission said in a statement released on Saturday night that the security situation in Somalia is unstable noting that the threat to all Americans in Somalia remains critical.NeutralThe mission said in a statement released on Saturday night that the security situation in Somalia is unstable noting that the threat to all Americans in Somalia remains critical.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/05/c_136729718.htm2017-11-07
mission's warning came after U.S. military conduced two separate airstrikes against militants in northeastern Somalia The mission's warning came after the U.S. military conduced two separate airstrikes against militants in northeastern Somalia where it killed several terrorists.NeutralThe mission said in a statement released on Saturday night that the security situation in Somalia is unstable noting that the threat to all Americans in Somalia remains critical.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/05/c_136729718.htm2017-11-07