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A sports stadium in Mogadishu became a key base for al-Shabaab in Somalia as their influence expanded across eastern Africa. Photographer Johnnie Shand Kydd visited the arena after it was reclaimed by African Union forces

Soldiers carry the body of the chairman of Somali football federation Said Mugabe

Top sports officials killed in Somalia bomb attack

National theatre blast, blamed on Islamic extremists, shatters hopes of recovery in Mogadishu

Yusuf, right, is sworn in as president of Somalia in 2004

Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed: Warlord who as president failed to restore order to Somalia

He gained a reputation as a ruthless operator who jailed and sometimes killed his opponents

UK diplomats investigate reports of arrest of British man in Somalia

UK diplomats are investigating reports that a British man has been arrested in Somalia on suspicion of links to the Islamist rebel group al Shabaab.

Briton held for suspected links to Somali terror group

A British man was arrested in the Somali capital yesterday for suspected links to the Islamist rebel group al-Shabaab.

Judith Tebbutt was freed by Somali pirates on Wednesday after being held in captivity for six months

EU's anti-piracy mission will attack Somali land targets

The European Union has agreed to expand its mission against Somali pirates and will allow military forces to attack land targets in Somalia, in a significant escalation of operations in the Horn of Africa.

Police to interview Judith Tebbutt on her return to Britain

Officers will only approach Mrs Tebbutt after she has had time to reacclimatise to life in Britain  

Daniel Howden: If money's the motive, maybe it's the solution, too

>The various military solutions to Somalia's crisis have achieved little or nothing

Judith Tebbutt was kidnapped by Somali gunmen last year

Somali pirates free British hostage Judith Tebbutt

A British woman kidnapped from a resort island on the Kenyan coast did not know that her husband had been killed for another two weeks.

The events leading to Judith Tebbutt's release

Judith Tebbutt was kidnapped from a resort island on the Kenyan coast on September 11 2011 by Somali pirates, who killed her husband David during the attack.

Three killed in Mogadishu suicide bomb attack

Three people including a suicide bomber were killed in a bomb attack inside the government compound in Somalia's capital, security officials said.

Adjoa Anyimadu: What can the West do to help Somalia?

The London Conference on Somalia has received a surprising amount of publicity at a time when economic turmoil in Greece and unrest in Syria are pressing international concerns.

David Cameron and Hillary Clinton at yesterday’s Somalia summit

Somali terrorists warn of reprisals on British streets

Islamists tell West not to intervene as London summit discusses future of war-torn state

Leading article: Somalia needs more than summit meetings

Britain's efforts do not meet the challenges of a country torn apart by war

UN Secretary-Genaral Ban Ki-Moon, Prime Minister David Cameron and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listen during the Somalia Conference at Lancaster House

Conference a 'turning point' for Somalia, says David Cameron

David Cameron hailed today's international conference on Somalia as a “turning point” in achieving greater security for the world.

UK to double military aid for Somalia

British backing for African forces tackling Islamist insurgents will be doubled today as more than 50 countries head to London to discuss ways of stabilising the country.

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