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Arson theory in school fire  A blaze at a school, which killed 58 pupils is being treated as arson. Administrators had smelled petrol the night of the fire   11 Aid workers abducted
Legislators ambushed by militia  200 Rahanwein Resistance Army gunmen ambushed speaker's entourage and killed 9 people U.S. envoy escapes hijack 17 die in violence, riots spread U.N. troops deploy along border  1,200 Ethiopian troops drove their tanks and artillery out of border town clearing buffer zone for the U.N. troops Fire kills 58 children


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  58 students have been killed in a fire at a boarding school. 28 were seriously injured
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Mar.27  
  Gunmen ambushed humanitarian group, taking captive 7 U.N. staffers and 4 aid workers with Doctors Without Borders


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  2 buses crashed on a bridge and plunged into a crocodile-infested river
Apr.4   Crash bus pulled from river  20 bodies recovered from a bus. Death toll reach 34 from two buses carrying up to 100 passengers Apr.20     Riots leave 24 dead  2 days of clashes at a student demonstration over political rights and academic freedom Apr.26   Hijackers surrender
  Hijackers forced Ethiopian plane to land in Sudan, surrendered to Sudanese authorities and released their hostages
Apr.27   Ethiopia wants hijackers back  5 Ethiopians who surrendered in Sudan are facing extradition. Apr.28   Hijack victims arrive home   The 44 passengers and 7 crew arrived at Addis Ababa after a 2-day ordeal

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May.12   Fighting leaves 40 dead  Clashes erupted in the capital between transitional government forces and the warlords May.19   Bus explosion kills 2  Luggage was filled with gunpowder and exploded. It sets off a fire. Windows and doors were locked May.26     Powell meets Kenya's president  U.S. Secretary of State discussed the 1998 Embassy bombing and the conflict of Sudan May.29     4 convicted on embassy bombings
  O. bin Laden followers found guilty of 302 counts from 1998 bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. 2 could face the death penalty


June 2001 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2   Ceasefire talks fail  A summit of East African leaders failed to secure a agreement between Sudanese President and rebel leader

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Jul.10   Embassy bomber gets life sentence  Jury sentenced Khalfan Mohamed to life without parole for the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania

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Oct.18     Anthrax in letter from US  4 members of the same family were exposed to spores from a letter mailed from Atlanta

November 2001 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4 Ethiopian sets record in Marathon Nov.14   Opposition slams graft ruling
  Democratic Party, biggest opposition party, has criticised a quashing graft charges against a minister Ng'eny

December 2001 ... more > Top ^
Dec.4   AIDS programme criticised
  Opposition parties called to declare a state of emergency to stop the spread of the disease   10 die in Nairobi rent riots
  They were hacked to death in a sprawling slum area when rival groups clashed over a rent dispute Dec.10   U.S. Military meets warlords
  U.S. officers talks with opposition warlords to identify potential terrorist targets Dec.12   Dissent threatens Congo talks  There is a disagreement over how many people should participate in talks to determine Congo's political future





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U.N. troops deploy along border  1,200 Ethiopian troops drove their tanks and artillery out of border town clearing buffer zone for the U.N. troops Fighting leaves 40 dead  Clashes erupted in the capital between transitional government forces and the warlords Ceasefire talks fail  A summit of East African leaders failed to secure a agreement between Sudanese President and rebel leader U.S. Military meets warlords  U.S. officers talks with opposition warlords to identify potential terrorist targets Fire kills 58 children




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Mar.25
  58 students have been killed in a fire at a boarding school. 28 were seriously injured
Mar.26 Arson theory in school fire  A blaze at a school, which killed 58 pupils is being treated as arson. Administrators had smelled petrol the night of the fire Apr.2 Dozens feared dead in crash
  2 buses crashed on a bridge and plunged into a crocodile-infested river
Apr.4 Crash bus pulled from river  20 bodies recovered from a bus. Death toll reach 34 from two buses carrying up to 100 passengers May.19 Bus explosion kills 2  Luggage was filled with gunpowder and exploded. It sets off a fire. Windows and doors were locked Dec.4 AIDS programme criticised
  Opposition parties called to declare a state of emergency to stop the spread of the disease



East Africa, 2001 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2001 Nov.4 Ethiopian sets record in Marathon



East Africa, 2001 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2001 Jan.6 Legislators ambushed by militia  200 Rahanwein Resistance Army gunmen ambushed speaker's entourage and killed 9 people Jan.23 U.S. envoy escapes hijack
Mar.26 Arson theory in school fire  A blaze at a school, which killed 58 pupils is being treated as arson. Administrators had smelled petrol the night of the fire Mar.27   11 Aid workers abducted
  Gunmen ambushed humanitarian group, taking captive 7 U.N. staffers and 4 aid workers with Doctors Without Borders
Apr.20   Riots leave 24 dead  2 days of clashes at a student demonstration over political rights and academic freedom Apr.26 Hijackers surrender
  Hijackers forced Ethiopian plane to land in Sudan, surrendered to Sudanese authorities and released their hostages
Apr.27 Ethiopia wants hijackers back  5 Ethiopians who surrendered in Sudan are facing extradition. Apr.28 Hijack victims arrive home   The 44 passengers and 7 crew arrived at Addis Ababa after a 2-day ordeal May.29   4 convicted on embassy bombings
  O. bin Laden followers found guilty of 302 counts from 1998 bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. 2 could face the death penalty
Jul.10 Embassy bomber gets life sentence  Jury sentenced Khalfan Mohamed to life without parole for the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania Oct.18   Anthrax in letter from US  4 members of the same family were exposed to spores from a letter mailed from Atlanta Nov.14 Opposition slams graft ruling
  Democratic Party, biggest opposition party, has criticised a quashing graft charges against a minister Ng'eny Dec.4 10 die in Nairobi rent riots  They were hacked to death in a sprawling slum area when rival groups clashed over a rent dispute



East Africa, 2001 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2001 Jan.27 17 die in violence, riots spread Apr.20   Riots leave 24 dead  2 days of clashes at a student demonstration over political rights and academic freedom May.26   Powell meets Kenya's president  U.S. Secretary of State discussed the 1998 Embassy bombing and the conflict of Sudan Nov.14 Opposition slams graft ruling  Democratic Party, biggest opposition party, has criticised a quashing graft charges against a minister Ng'eny Dec.12 Dissent threatens Congo talks  There is a disagreement over how many people should participate in talks to determine Congo's political future