Mohamed Siad Barre

 
Fractured Somalia held hostage by factions
Fractured Somalia held hostage by factions
Somalia has been without arecognised central government since 1991, when President Mohamed Siad Barre was overthrown.
UN breaks deadlock on Somalia piracy
UN breaks deadlock on Somalia piracy
Members of the United Nations Security Council have agreed on the final text of a long-delayed resolution that gives countries the right to combat...
Deadly crossing kills thousands of refugees
Deadly crossing kills thousands of refugees
On a beach in Bosaso, north-east Somalia, near the tip of the Horn of Africa, dozens of Somali and Ethiopian refugees perch on rocks or squat in...
No solution but war, says Somali Islamist leader
No solution but war, says Somali Islamist leader
There is "no solution but war" to solve Somalia's problems, and Somali Islamists must re-arm and fight, a long-time hard-line Islamist leader...
UN: Millions of Somalis could face food crisis
UN: Millions of Somalis could face food crisis
The United Nations food agency warned on Monday that war-torn Somalia could plunge into an acute humanitarian crisis if the unrest, drought,...
Somali foes issue joint humanitarian plea
Somali foes issue joint humanitarian plea
The Somali government and the main political opposition issued a rare joint statement on Friday calling on all sides to allow humanitarian access...
UN: Somali peace talks to get under way in Djibouti
UN: Somali peace talks to get under way in Djibouti
Somali government officials and exiled Islamist opposition leaders are to hold face-to-face peace talks in Djibouti, the United Nations special...
Somali refugees speak of horrific war crimes
Somali refugees speak of horrific war crimes
Soldiers, insurgents and bandits are routinely attacking Somalian civilians, carrying out murder, rape, and robbery on villagers, and destroying...
Amnesty: Civilians targeted in Somalia conflict
Amnesty: Civilians targeted in Somalia conflict
All parties in Somalia's conflict have carried out rights abuses including executions, rape and torture, Amnesty International said on Tuesday,...
Food riots turn deadly in Somali capital
Food riots turn deadly in Somali capital
Security forces on Monday killed at least five people in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, as they cracked down on riots sparked by rising food prices...
US air strike kills al-Qaeda boss in Somalia
US air strike kills al-Qaeda boss in Somalia
A United States air strike killed an Islamist commander thought to be al-Qaeda's leader in Somalia and at least a dozen other people on Thursday,...
Ethiopian troops accused of killing Somali civilians
Ethiopian troops accused of killing Somali civilians
Ethiopian troops allied to Somalia's shaky government shot dead 13 civilians after an explosion killed two soldiers on Wednesday, witnesses in...

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