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Death toll from fatal brew about 100. Kenya Fire kills 58 children. Kenya Dozens feared dead in crash. Kenya 110 killed in train crash. Tanzania Famine threat to 15 million. Ethiopia Minister dies in plane crash. Kenya Probe into minister death crash. Kenya Dozens die in floods. Kenya Food crisis 'overlooked'. Ethiopia Elephant tramples poacher. Kenya HIV rates overestimated. Kenya Slum fire leaves thousands homeless. Kenya Many trapped in Nairobi collapse  Kenya: Rescuers are desperately trying to dig out construction workers trapped under the rubble of a 5-story building Time short food 'crisis'. Kenya 69 dead as ferry capsizes   Djibouti: A boat ferrying passengers to a traditional festival overturned after leaving port about noon Dozens killed in floods. Ethiopia Heavy rain mars rescue. Ethiopia Flood rescue gathers pace Rains bring no relief to starving Somalis. Somalia Somalia faces aid crisis, says UN Jet with 100 aboard crashes Map of Lolodorf Cameroon   Cameroon: Kenya Airways flight crashed in southern Cameroon. The plane lost contact with airport controllers soon after taking off Kenyan airline wreckage found. Cameroon Flight 507 engine failure a focus. Cameroon Flood misery hits arc of Africa


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Nov.16  Death toll from illegal brew is 51
 Tanker truck carrying lethal chemical
 Man storms jet cockpit


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 Arson theory in school fire
 Crash bus pulled from river
 Bus explosion kills 2
 AIDS programme criticised


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 40 feared dead in mine
 Train toll passes 200
 Act on drought, Ethiopia told


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 Boat accident: 40 feared dead
 Silently, starvation stalks millions
 Silently, starvation stalks millions


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  West Africa: An estimated one million people across Africa have been hit by rains which have destroyed crops, burst dams and left dozens dead


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180,000 people displaced   Kenya: After disputed election some have been housed in makeshift camps while others have sought refuge in police stations or churches Ethiopian millions 'risk hunger'
Red Cross: Somalia facing severe famine

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    At least 100 people killed in oil fire   Kenya: An overturned petrol tanker caught fire on a highway and exploded and hundreds of people gathered to collect spilled fuel U.N. seeks $230M to fight Kenya hunger
UN warns over East Africa hunger

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  Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board
   Lebanon: The Boeing 737-800 was thought to have gone down after takeoff from Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut at 2:27 a.m..    Eyewitnesses say they saw a ball of fire in the sky b...


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  UN to declare famine in Somalia
  The United Nations is set to declare a famine in parts of Somalia as it suffers the worst drought in more than half a century
US to aid Islamist Somali areas. Somalia Militants: Aid ban in Somalia still in place     Somalia's famine reaches into Mogadishu   Three more regions of Somalia have now been struck by famine, including the capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations announced     Somalia famine 'may kill 750,000'  As many as 750,000 people could die as Somalia's drought worsens in the coming months, the UN has warned, declaring a famine in a new area   Scores die as Zanzibar ship sinks Map of Zanzibar Tanzania  Tanzania: At least 187 people have died after an overloaded ferry sank off the Tanzanian island with at least 800 people on board Dozens die in pipeline fire Map of Nairobi Kenya  Kenya: A fuel pipeline exploded in a densely populated Nairobi slum Monday morning, killing at least 55 people but likely more

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ICRC suspends Somalia aid distribution
Stricken Costa vessel under tow   Seychelles: An Italian cruise ship left adrift in the Indian Ocean with more than 1,000 people on board following a power failure, has been taken in tow   Stricken vessel nears dock in Seychelles Map of Victoria Seychelles  The stricken Italian cruise vessel Costa Allegra is due to reach land in the Seychelles shortly Government minister among 6 killed in helicopter crash   Kenya: A helicopter crashed in the outskirts of Nairobi, killing George Saitoti, the Kenyan internal security minister who once served as vice pres...   Red Cross: Dozens killed after ferry capsizes   Tanzania: Rescuers scoured choppy waters for survivors after a ferry sank off the island of Zanzibar, killing 37 people and leaving dozens missing

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  Tanzania collapse 'leaves 17 dead'   A multi-storey building collapsed in the centre of the main Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam on Friday morning   Somalia famine 'killed 260,000'  Nearly 260,000 people died during the famine that hit Somalia from 2010 to 2012. Half of them were children under the age of five Major fire closes Nairobi airport
Map of Nairobi Kenya
  Kenya: The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated
 Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has been closed, passengers evacuated and incoming flights diverted
  Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck Map of Lampedusa Italy
  Southern Italy: At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa
 Most of those on board were from Eritrea and Somalia


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Two US men found dead on 'Captain Phillips' cargo ship   Seychelles: Two US security officers have been found dead in the Seychelles on a freighter made famous in the Somali pirate hijacking film Captain Phill...   African migrant boat capsizes off Yemen, 70 dead
Map of Red Sea Yemen  Most of the migrants were from Ethiopia, and the small boat sank Sunday due to high winds and waves in the Red Sea   At least 50 dead after drinking from contaminated well   Somalia: At least 50 people have died in Somalia after drinking contaminated water from a well in northern Mogadishu


Fire kills 58 children. Kenya Slum fire leaves thousands homeless. Kenya   At least 100 people killed in oil fire   Kenya: An overturned petrol tanker caught fire on a highway and exploded and hundreds of people gathered to collect spilled fuel Dozens die in pipeline fire Map of Nairobi Kenya  Kenya: A fuel pipeline exploded in a densely populated Nairobi slum Monday morning, killing at least 55 people but likely more Major fire closes Nairobi airport Map of Nairobi Kenya




East Africa, Disasters Fire Timeline ... See World Fire timeline Top ^
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Mar.26  Arson theory in school fire
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  Kenya: The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated
 Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has been closed, passengers evacuated and incoming flights diverted




East Africa, Disasters Highway Disaster Timeline ... See World Highway Disaster timeline Top ^
2001 Apr.2 Dozens feared dead in crash
. Kenya Apr.4  Crash bus pulled from river



East Africa, Disasters Health Disaster Timeline ... See World Health Disaster timeline Top ^
2001 Dec.4  AIDS programme criticised



East Africa, Disasters Sea Disaster Timeline ... See World Sea Disaster timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.3  Boat accident: 40 feared dead 2006 Apr.6 69 dead as ferry capsizes   Djibouti: A boat ferrying passengers to a traditional festival overturned after leaving port about noon 2011 Sep.10 Scores die as Zanzibar ship sinks Map of Zanzibar Tanzania  Tanzania: At least 187 people have died after an overloaded ferry sank off the Tanzanian island with at least 800 people on board 2012 Feb.27 Stricken Costa vessel under tow   Seychelles: An Italian cruise ship left adrift in the Indian Ocean with more than 1,000 people on board following a power failure, has been taken in tow Feb.29 Stricken vessel nears dock in Seychelles Map of Victoria Seychelles  The stricken Italian cruise vessel Costa Allegra is due to reach land in the Seychelles shortly Jul.19 Red Cross: Dozens killed after ferry capsizes   Tanzania: Rescuers scoured choppy waters for survivors after a ferry sank off the island of Zanzibar, killing 37 people and leaving dozens missing 2013 Oct.3 Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck Map of Lampedusa Italy
  Southern Italy: At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa
 Most of those on board were from Eritrea and Somalia
2014 Dec.7 African migrant boat capsizes off Yemen, 70 dead Map of Red Sea Yemen  Most of the migrants were from Ethiopia, and the small boat sank Sunday due to high winds and waves in the Red Sea



East Africa, Disasters Mine Accident Timeline ... See World Mine Accident timeline Top ^
2002 Jun.20  40 feared dead in mine



East Africa, Disasters Weather Related Timeline ... See World Weather Related timeline Top ^
2006 Aug.15 Heavy rain mars rescue
. Ethiopia Dec.7 Rains bring no relief to starving Somalis. Somalia



East Africa, Disasters AIDS Timeline ... See World AIDS timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.9 HIV rates overestimated
. Kenya



East Africa, Disasters Flood Timeline ... See World Flood timeline Top ^
2003 May.5 Dozens die in floods
. Kenya 2006 Aug.6 Dozens killed in floods. Ethiopia Nov.19 Flood rescue gathers pace 2007 Sep.15 Flood misery hits arc of Africa
  West Africa: An estimated one million people across Africa have been hit by rains which have destroyed crops, burst dams and left dozens dead




East Africa, Disasters Animal Accident Timeline ... See World Animal Accident timeline Top ^
2003 Aug.8 Elephant tramples poacher
. Kenya



East Africa, Disasters Aviation Disasters Timeline ... See World Aviation Disasters timeline Top ^
2000 Dec.29  Man storms jet cockpit 2003 Jan.24 Minister dies in plane crash
. Kenya Jan.25 Probe into minister death crash. Kenya 2007 May.5 Jet with 100 aboard crashes Map of Lolodorf Cameroon   Cameroon: Kenya Airways flight crashed in southern Cameroon. The plane lost contact with airport controllers soon after taking off May.6 Kenyan airline wreckage found. Cameroon May.7 Flight 507 engine failure a focus. Cameroon 2010 Jan.24 Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board
   Lebanon: The Boeing 737-800 was thought to have gone down after takeoff from Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut at 2:27 a.m..    Eyewitnesses say they saw a ball of fire in the sky b...
2012 Jun.10 Government minister among 6 killed in helicopter crash   Kenya: A helicopter crashed in the outskirts of Nairobi, killing George Saitoti, the Kenyan internal security minister who once served as vice pres...



East Africa, Disasters Structure Collapse Timeline ... See World Structure Collapse timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.23 Many trapped in Nairobi collapse  Kenya: Rescuers are desperately trying to dig out construction workers trapped under the rubble of a 5-story building 2013 Mar.30 Tanzania collapse 'leaves 17 dead'   A multi-storey building collapsed in the centre of the main Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam on Friday morning



East Africa, Disasters Famine Timeline ... See World Famine timeline Top ^
2002 Nov.11 Famine threat to 15 million
. Ethiopia Dec.7  Act on drought, Ethiopia told 2003 Jan.21  Silently, starvation stalks millions Jan.25  Silently, starvation stalks millions May.18 Food crisis 'overlooked'. Ethiopia 2006 Mar.5 Time short food 'crisis'. Kenya 2008 May.19 Ethiopian millions 'risk hunger' Jun.4 Red Cross: Somalia facing severe famine 2009 Aug.27 U.N. seeks $230M to fight Kenya hunger Sep.24 UN warns over East Africa hunger 2011 Jul.19 UN to declare famine in Somalia
  The United Nations is set to declare a famine in parts of Somalia as it suffers the worst drought in more than half a century
Jul.20 US to aid Islamist Somali areas
. Somalia Jul.22 Militants: Aid ban in Somalia still in place Aug.3   Somalia's famine reaches into Mogadishu   Three more regions of Somalia have now been struck by famine, including the capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations announced Sep.5   Somalia famine 'may kill 750,000'  As many as 750,000 people could die as Somalia's drought worsens in the coming months, the UN has warned, declaring a famine in a new area 2013 May.2 Somalia famine 'killed 260,000'  Nearly 260,000 people died during the famine that hit Somalia from 2010 to 2012. Half of them were children under the age of five



East Africa, Disasters Railroad Disasters Timeline ... See World Railroad Disasters timeline Top ^
2002 Jun.24 110 killed in train crash
. Tanzania



East Africa, Disasters Poison Accident Timeline ... See World Poison Accident timeline Top ^
2000 Nov.16  Death toll from illegal brew is 51 Nov.17 Death toll from fatal brew about 100
. Kenya Nov.21  Tanker truck carrying lethal chemical 2014 Dec.11 At least 50 dead after drinking from contaminated well   Somalia: At least 50 people have died in Somalia after drinking contaminated water from a well in northern Mogadishu



East Africa, Disasters Rescue Timeline ... See World Rescue timeline Top ^
2002 Jun.25  Train toll passes 200 2012 Jan.12 ICRC suspends Somalia aid distribution




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2014 Feb.19 Two US men found dead on 'Captain Phillips' cargo ship   Seychelles: Two US security officers have been found dead in the Seychelles on a freighter made famous in the Somali pirate hijacking film Captain Phill...



East Africa, Disasters Explosion Timeline ... See World Explosion timeline Top ^
2001 May.19  Bus explosion kills 2