Home
Subject list

Somalia

Next     Prev
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 ...

2008 Jun 23
Somali gunmen reportedly seized 4 Europeans from a yacht off the Gulf of Aden and took to Puntland, a semiautonomous region of northern Somalia. They demanded $1 million for the release of a German couple, their young son and a French boat captain. German officials subsequently said no child was kidnapped. The German couple was released on August 8 following a $1 million ransom.
Links: Germany, Somalia     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Jul 1
The African Union, meeting in Egypt, announced that it was extending the mandate of its force in Somalia for another six months but urged the UN to take over the peacekeeping mission. The African leaders also called for dialogue between Zimbabwe's political foes and a national unity government following President Robert Mugabe's widely discredited reelection.
Links: Egypt, Somalia, Zimbabwe, AU     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Jul 6
In Somalia gunmen opened fire on people leaving a mosque in Mogadishu, killing one of the country’s senior UN officials.
Links: UN, Somalia     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Jul 8
A German cargo ship held captive for 41 days off the coast of Somalia was released and all aboard were safe and unharmed. A Somali official said the pirates received a ransom of $750,000. The Lehmann Timber was one of two ships hijacked on May 30 off the Horn of Africa.
Links: Germany, Somalia, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Jul 10
Somali insurgents killed at least two people in an overnight attack on an army base 15 miles (24 kilometers) northeast of the government headquarters in Baidoa.
Links: Somalia     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
We offer additional services to help you as well including tax attorney help with tax relief issues, auto accident attorney services, and sustainable development information to research going green!
2008 Jul 11
Somali troops shot and killed 7 civilians in southern Mogadishu after accusing them of being part of an Islamic insurgency.
Links: Somalia     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Jul 13
A World Food Program contractor was gunned down in Somalia, the 5th agency worker to be killed this year.
Links: Somalia, Murder     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Jul 22
Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys took over the Islamist opposition Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia (ARS), which operates in exile in Eritrea.
Links: Somalia, Eritrea     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Jul 23
The African Union said it was incapable of stabilizing the situation in Somalia and urged the UN take over peacekeeping operations in the lawless Horn of Africa country.
Links: UN, Somalia, AU     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Jul 25
Estonia urged the EU to take stronger action against Somali pirates attacking cargo ships bound for Europe, after an Estonian sailor was held hostage for 41 days.
Links: EU, Estonia, Somalia, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
International Red Cross
Make a donation
2008 Jul 25
Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys, Somalia's new hard-line opposition leader, promised to pacify his shattered country through Islamic law, warning UN peacekeepers they will face attack if they deploy and support the government.
Links: UN, Somalia     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Jul 25
Ahmedou Ould Abdallah, the UN special envoy for Somalia, sounded the alarm about rampant illegal fishing and the dumping of toxic waste off the coast of the lawless nation.
Links: UN, Somalia     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Aug 1
An African Union (AU) peacekeeper from Uganda was killed when a roadside bomb struck his convoy in the capital Mogadishu.
Links: Somalia, Uganda, AU     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Aug 3
In Somalia a bomb hidden under a pile of garbage killed at least 20 people, half of them women who were sweeping the street in Mogadishu.
Links: Somalia     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Aug 12
Somali pirates hijacked the Thor Star, a Thai cargo ship with 28 crew members onboard.
Links: Thailand, Somalia, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
2008 Aug 19
Armed pirates seized the MT Bunga Melati Dua, a Malaysian palm oil tanker with 39 crew, off the coast of Somalia, the fourth hijacking in a month.
Links: Malaysia, Somalia, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Aug 21
Armed pirates hijacked a Japanese chemical tanker with 19 crew, an Iranian bulk carrier with 29 crew, and a German cargo ship with a crew of 9 off Somalia's coast.
Links: Germany, Japan, Iran, Somalia, Ship, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Aug 22
In Somalia fighting between the Islamic militia and a clan militia killed 10 people in the southern port of Kismayo. Witnesses said a radical Islamic militia controlled most of Somalia's third-largest city after three days of fighting in which some 70 people died.
Links: Somalia     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Aug 23
Pirates fired on a Japanese-operated cargo ship off Somalia and attempted to board the vessel but failed to seize it.
Links: Japan, Somalia, Ship, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Aug 23
In Somalia 2 Western reporters were kidnapped near Mogadishu. The next day the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) named them as Amanda Lindhout, a Canadian reporter based in Baghdad but freelancing for French television and Canada's Global National News, and Nigel Brennan, a freelance Australian photojournalist. Both were released after 15 months and arrived in Kenya on Nov 25, 2009. Brennan’s family mortgaged their house to raise his ransom.
Links: Australia, Canada, Somalia, Journalism     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
Timelines
A text-based site.
2008 Aug 24
In Somalia the Shabab, the former military wing of the Islamic courts, and local clan factions took control of the southern port of Kismayo. Muktar Robow, a Shabab commander, wanted to merge with al-Qaeda.
Links: Somalia     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Aug 26
A Maltese fishing trawler rescued the migrants. Authorities said the survivors first told the fishermen that 10 people were missing, but later said as many as 70 people from Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan made the sea voyage with them.
Links: Malta, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Aug 29
Pirates, believed to be Somali, hijacked the Malaysian MT Bunga Melati 5 tanker and its 41 crew members off Yemen's coast in the Gulf of Aden. It was the second tanker owned by MISC Berhard to be hijacked in the gulf in the last 10 days.
Links: Somalia, Maldives, Ship, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Sep 2
Somali pirates captured the yacht Carre d'As IV with its two French crew, Jean-Yves and Bernadette Delanne, who were taken and held for ransom.
Links: France, Somalia, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Sep 3
In Somalia mortar shells slammed into Mogadishu as insurgents vowed to intensify attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. At least 4 people were killed.
Links: Somalia     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
We offer additional services to help you as well including tax attorney help with tax relief issues, auto accident attorney services, and sustainable development information to research going green!
2008 Sep 3
An Egyptian cargo ship with 25 crew was hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden near Somalia, making it the 10th vessel to be hijacked in the area since July 20.
Links: Egypt, Somalia, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Sep 5
Malaysia said it is dispatching three navy vessels to the Gulf of Aden to protect its merchant ships following a sharp surge in pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia.
Links: Malaysia, Somalia, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Sep 9
A gunman killed an outspoken Somali lawmaker in the provincial town of Baidoa, the latest in a series of attacks in the lawless African nation.
Links: Somalia, Murder     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Sep 10
Pirates hijacked a South Korean bulk carrier with 22 crew off Somalia's coast but were thwarted in a separate attempt to seize a Greek ship. The crew and vessel were released on Oct 16 with no comment on ransom.
Links: South Korea, Somalia, Ship, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Sep 14
In Somalia at least six people, including an African Union (AU) peacekeeper, were killed Sunday in two separate incidents in Mogadishu.
Links: Somalia     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
International Red Cross
Make a donation
2008 Sep 15
In Somalia an African Union peacekeeper was killed in a roadside bomb explosion in Mogadishu, the 2nd AU member to be killed in there in as many days.
Links: Somalia, AU     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Sep 16
French troops stormed a yacht hijacked by Somali pirates, killing one, capturing six others and freeing their two French hostages, who had been held since Sep 2.
Links: France, Somalia, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Sep 18
Armed pirates hijacked a Greek ship with 25 crew members off Somalia, bringing to 55 the number of reported attacks in the lawless sea lane of the African region.
Links: Greece, Somalia, Ship, Pirates, Hijacking     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Sep 21
Pirates in speedboats hijacked a Greek bulk carrier with 19 crew members off eastern Somalia. On Dec 8 Somali pirates freed the 19-man crew and MV Captain Stephanos, the Greek-owned and Bahamas-flagged bulk carrier.
Links: Somalia, Ship, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Sep 21
Somali refugees abandoned by smugglers in the dangerous waters of the Gulf of Aden were rescued. They had drifted for 18 days, and at least 52 died before the group was rescued off the Yemeni coast. Seventy-one people survived the journey.
Links: Somalia, Migrant     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
2008 Sep 22
In Somalia mortar rounds slammed into a market in Mogadishu, killing up to 30 people including children and overwhelming hospitals with dozens of wounded in the worst fighting in months.
Links: Somalia     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Sep 23
Heavy fighting between Somali insurgents and African Union forces erupted in southern Mogadishu, leaving at least seven civilians dead.
Links: Somalia, AU     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Sep 25
Pirates seized the 530-foot, Ukrainian cargo vessel, MV Faina, with 21 people aboard off eastern Somalia. Russia's navy soon sent a warship to Somalia's coast a day after pirates seized the Ukrainian vessel loaded with 33 tanks, ammunition and 3 Russian crew members. The ITAR-Tass news agency said the military equipment had been sold to Kenya. It was later reported that the arms were destined for southern Sudan and that Kenya’s cooperation would be rewarded in the future with cheap oil. The shipped was released on Feb 5, 2009, following a ransom of $3.2 million. Viktor Pinchuk, A top Ukrainian businessman, paid the "lion's share" of the ransom.
Links: Russia, Ukraine, Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Sep 26
Somali pirates hijacked the Liberian-flagged oil tanker MV Genius, a Greek-owned ship with 19 crew. The MV Genius was ransomed and released on Nov 21.
Links: Greece, Somalia, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Sep 29
Somali Islamist insurgents attacked government forces and African Union peacekeepers overnight in Mogadishu. At least four people were killed in the clashes. Somalia pirates released Malaysia’s palm oil tanker, MT Bunga Melati 2, two days after its first vessel was released.
Links: Malaysia, Somalia, AU, Ship, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
Timelines
A text-based site.
2008 Oct 1
In Somalia at least seven civilians were killed in a mortar fire exchange that erupted when an African Union (AU) plane landed at Mogadishu airport in defiance of a "ban" by an Islamist militia. 28 Somali migrants died after their boat capsized off the town of Shabwa because of strong wind and high waves. A Yemen coast guard patrol reached the boat and rescued 23 other migrants.
Links: Somalia, Migrant     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Oct 3
The United Nations said fighting has killed at least 80 civilians in Somalia's capital over the last two weeks. More than 100 people have been injured. UN humanitarian office spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said nearly half of Somalia's 8.3 million people were in need of food and other assistance.
Links: UN, Somalia     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Oct 8
Pirates in Somalia released 15 Filipino seamen and four other crewmen of a chemical tanker hijacked nearly two months ago, but were still holding 67 other Filipino sailors.
Links: Philippines, Somalia, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Oct 9
NATO joined a growing international force to protect vessels off Somalia's perilous coast, sending military ships to the treacherous waters where pirates are negotiating the release of an arms-laden tanker.
Links: NATO, Somalia, Ship, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Oct 9
Somali pirates freed 20 Filipino seamen from a hijacked ship they held for more than 80 days, as the Philippine government doubled the pay of sailors passing through pirate-infested international waters. 47 Filipinos on three other ships were still in the hands of Somali pirates. Pirates also released 29 Iranian crew members and their cargo ship hijacked off Somalia's coast in late July.
Links: Philippines, Iran, Somalia, Ship, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
We offer additional services to help you as well including tax attorney help with tax relief issues, auto accident attorney services, and sustainable development information to research going green!
2008 Oct 10
Yemeni officials and the UN refugee agency said about 100 migrants from Somalia were missing and feared drowned in the treacherous waters off the coast of Yemen after smugglers forced them overboard.
Links: Somalia, Yemen, Migrant     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Oct 10
Armed pirates off Somalia hijacked a Greek chemical tanker with a crew of 20 flying a Panamanian flag.
Links: Greece, Somalia, Ship, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Oct 12
Somali forces from semiautonomous Puntland unsuccessfully raided a hijacked ships. 2 pirates were killed.
Links: Somalia, Ship, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Oct 13
In Somalia Islamist insurgents attacked African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu, triggering fierce clashes that killed a civilian and wounded five others.
Links: Somalia, AU     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Oct 14
Burundi said it has completed its deployment of another 850 soldiers to Somalia, bringing to about 3,400 the total number of African Union peacekeepers stationed there. Burundi had already deployed some 850 soldiers to Somalia as part of AMISOM (African mission in Somalia).
Links: Burundi, Somalia, AU     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
International Red Cross
Make a donation
2008 Oct 14
Off the Somali coast a Panamanian-flagged vessel and its 11 crew members, nine Syrians and two Somalis, were freed after a gunbattle in which one Puntland soldier was killed and three wounded. The 10 pirates, who had held the ship since Oct 9, surrendered when they ran out of ammunition.
Links: Somalia, Ship, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Oct 15
Armed pirates hijacked a Japanese-operated bulk carrier with 21 Filipino crew members in the Gulf of Aden near Somalia. The ship African Sanderling was released on January 12, 2009.
Links: Japan, Philippines, Somalia, Ship, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Oct 16
The European Commission announced 15 million euros (20 million dollars) of emergency food aid for victims of drought and soaring food prices in five east African countries. The biggest share will go to Ethiopia and Somalia and smaller amounts to Kenya, Uganda and Djibouti.
Links: USA, EU, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Food, DJIA, KennedyJ     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Oct 16
In Somalia at least 23 people were killed in Mogadishu when insurgents attacked camps housing African Union and Ethiopian troops, triggering heavy clashes.
Links: Ethiopia, Somalia, AU     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Oct 16
Somali pirates released 22 sailors they kidnapped on Sep 10, after the South Korean ship owner paid a ransom. Koo Ja-Woo, an executive director of J and J Trust, which owns the ship, said his company paid an unspecified sum to the pirates through a foreign middleman with experience in dealing with the seizure of ships.
Links: South Korea, Somalia, Ship, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
2008 Oct 18
Somali pirates released a Thai ship after receiving a ransom.
Links: Thailand, Somalia, Ship     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Oct 19
In Somalia 3 gunmen shot the employee of the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, as he walked home in the southern town of Hudur.
Links: Somalia, Murder     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Oct 21
A Somali official said Somali gunmen acting as freelance coast guards freed a hijacked Indian dhow and its 13 crew members after a battle with pirates off the country's northern coast. The cargo-laden vessel was en route to Somalia from Asia when it was seized over the weekend.
Links: Somalia, Ship, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Oct 23
The French Navy captured nine pirates near the Gulf of Aden finding anti-tank missiles, other weapons and ship boarding gear on the boats. A Somali pirate warned that if a hijacked Ukrainian arms ship was attacked the ship's 20-man crew would be killed.
Links: France, Somalia, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Oct 23
Russia, which sent a warship to Somalia's coast to combat pirates, asked the African nation for carte blanche to use force in its territorial waters.
Links: Russia, Somalia, Pirates     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
Timelines
A text-based site.

Next     Prev
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 ...



Go to top