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Summary.     Click for More > Islamists capture key town Swedish cameraman shot dead Ethiopia troops cross into Somalia Government minister assassinated Car bomb attack kills 8 Islamists seized port of Kismayo Ex-dictator convicted of genocide Heavy fighting erupts   Somalis 'at war' with Ethiopia  The leader of the Union of Islamic Courts says they are in a state of war with Ethiopia Ethiopian jets bomb Somalia areas   Ethiopian forces, committed to defending an interim government holed up in Baidoa, launched airstrikes on against Islamists Islamic forces retreat Islamists withdraw from Mogadishu   Somali Islamist leader Sheikh Sharif Ahmed said that all Islamist forces had withdrawn from the capital Mogadishu falls to government troops Government seeks control Mogadishu crowds greet Somali PM Militia abandon last major stronghold   Islamist militiamen have fled the southern port city of Kismayo, their last major stronghold
Many trapped in Nairobi collapse US captures 13 'pirates' 69 dead as ferry capsizes 130 dead in fighting Lawmaker quits in asylum row Battle intensifies for Mogadishu Islamists claim Mogadishu victory Map of Baquba Somalia
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Many trapped in Nairobi collapse  Rescuers are desperately trying to dig out construction workers trapped under the rubble of a 5-story building Armed raids on paper Time short food 'crisis'   US captures 13 'pirates'  suspected pirates were involved in clashes with the US Navy off the Somali coast Hundreds flee Mogadishu fighting 69 dead as ferry capsizes  A boat ferrying passengers to a traditional festival overturned after leaving port about noon 130 dead in fighting  Battles between transitional government forces and Islamic fighters have killed mostly civilian bystanders Lawmaker quits in asylum row  The Immigration Ministry said Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali was improperly granted citizenship Battle intensifies for Mogadishu  Islamic militiamen have taken key points in the capital, as fighting intensifies with their rivals Islamists claim Mogadishu victory Map of Baquba Somalia


January 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Convicts give up lunch for famine relief
Jan.6  U.N. says millions on 'brink of starvation'
Jan.17  3.5 million Kenyans face starvation
Jan.22  US navy captures 'pirates'
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February 2006 ... more > Top ^
Feb.10  Anti-cartoon protester shot
Feb.14  Food crisis looms in African Horn
Feb.15  Food needed for 3.7 million
Feb.19  10 U.S. troops dead in crash
Feb.20  U.N.: 11 million in Africa may starve


March 2006 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2
Mar.5
Mar.11  Progress at Horn of Africa talks
Mar.13  Eritrea, Ethiopia reach border deal
Mar.19  
Mar.23


April 2006 ... more > Top ^
Apr.6  Fake air crash sparks panic
 
Apr.7  UN seeks East Africa drought aid
Apr.10  13 killed in plane crash
 Kenya mourns after plane crash
Apr.17  Cheruiyot claims second Boston win
Apr.20  Rally over slaying of boy with HIV
Apr.23  Limo wins on London Marthon debut
Apr.28  28 missing in ferry capsize


May 2006 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Money lacking for drought recovery
May.8  19 dead as militias battle
May.11  U.N. won't clamp down harder on Somalia
May.12  
May.13  Bloody street battles
May.15  Shaky truce holds
May.16  
May.25  
May.30  Gunmen seize key hospital


June 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4  Islamists seize key town
Jun.5  
  An Islamist militia has seized the capital, after weeks of fighting against an alliance of warlords backed by the US
Jun.6  Militia 'faces opposition' Jun.14   Islamists capture key town   Islamic fighters have captured the town of Jowhar from warlords, 90km to the south of Mogadishu Jun.15  'Contact group' urges end to fighting Jun.18 UN fears new conflict in Somalia Jun.19  Ethiopian troops sent to Somali border Jun.22  Cease-fire deal reached Jun.23   Swedish cameraman shot dead Map of Mogadishu Somalia  Martin Adler shot during a huge rally in Mogadishu, held to support Thursday's peace agreement Jun.24 Militia offers to protect media

July 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jul.8  Factory fire kills workers Jul.10  Fighting intensifies in Mogadishu Jul.11  Sources: warlord Qaybdiid surrenders Jul.12  World Bank resumes aid to Ethiopia Jul.20   Ethiopia troops cross into Somalia   Hundreds of Ethiopian troops in armored vehicles patrolling the town of Baidoa Jul.23  Famine response 'too little, too late' Jul.25  President agrees to talks Jul.28   Government minister assassinated  Gunmen shot dead Constitution and Federalism Minister Abdallah Deerow outside a mosque Jul.29  Militants to free 25 sailors Jul.30  Incumbent wins poll

August 2006 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2  29 ministers leave government Aug.5  Trawler safe after pirate ordeal Aug.6 Dozens killed in floods
Aug.7  Leaders sack government Aug.8  Flooding kills 210 in eastern Ethiopia Aug.15 Heavy rain mars rescue Aug.22  Dams opened as new flooding feared Aug.24  Kenya 'beats the drums' for Sen. Obama Aug.25  Floods bring disaster to Horn of Africa Aug.31  Muslim leader: Ban Freddie Mercury party

September 2006 ... more > Top ^
Sep.4  Rivals agree on joint army Sep.13  Kenya now cocaine trafficking hub Sep.18     Car bomb attack kills 8  A bomb was targeting transitional president, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed. He was inside the parliament building Sep.24   Islamists seized port of Kismayo  Islamist fighters have advanced to the outskirts of the only port outside their control in central and southern Somalia Sep.25 PM warns of terror threat
 Poacher shot by aristocrat 'no threat'  Islamists will 'defend' Somalia Sep.29  Islamic militias to unite

October 2006 ... more > Top ^
Oct.9  Somalis vow holy war on Ethiopia Oct.22 Somalis flee as militamen gather
Oct.27  Somalia in danger of 'all out war'

November 2006 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4  Gospel singer 'released' Nov.5  Africa focus for climate summit Nov.10  War aid threatens to ignite dynamite keg Nov.14 Major climate change forum begins
Nov.15 Flooding displaces 80,000 UN: Climate change deniers 'out of time' Nov.17 Nairobi climate talks end in deal Nov.19 Flood rescue gathers pace Nov.22 Flood waters still rising

December 2006 ... more > Top ^
Dec.7 Islamist warning for peacekeeper force
Rains bring no relief to starving Somalis Dec.8 'Heavy fighting' in town of Dinsoor Somalia militia fighting Ethiopian troops Dec.12   Ex-dictator convicted of genocide  Mengistu Haile Mariam was convicted in a rare case of an African strongman being called to account by his own country Dec.15 Islamists vow not to strike government Dec.20   Heavy fighting erupts  A deadline from Islamists for Ethiopia to withdraw troops from Somalia expired. There is a mortar fire at Daynunay Dec.21     Somalis 'at war' with Ethiopia
  The leader of the Union of Islamic Courts says they are in a state of war with Ethiopia
Carnage as Somalia 'in state of war'
Dec.22 Ethiopian tanks heading to Somalia battle Dec.24   Ethiopian jets bomb Somalia areas Map of Baidoa Somalia
  Ethiopian forces, committed to defending an interim government holed up in Baidoa, launched airstrikes on against Islamists
Ethiopia PM admits Somalia action Dec.26     Islamic forces retreat
  The government and Ethiopian troops advanced toward the capital as Islamists bloodied by a week of artillery attacks Dec.27 Somalia peace hopes stalled Clan leaders may help fight Islamists   Islamists withdraw from Mogadishu
  Somali Islamist leader Sheikh Sharif Ahmed said that all Islamist forces had withdrawn from the capital
 'We have withdrawn all the leaders and members,' the top Somali Islamic leader told al-Jazeera. Gunfire echoed through the streets of the capital. Ethiopia is capturing ground previously held by Islamist militias
Dec.28   Mogadishu falls to government troops Map of Mogadishu Somalia  Triumphant government fighters backed by Ethiopian tanks and jets enter Mogadishu   Government seeks control   The government is making moves to assert its authority over Mogadishu Somalia OKs humanitarian flights Dec.29   Mogadishu crowds greet Somali PM   The interim Prime Minister Ali Mohamad Ghedi has entered the capital, who has declared 3-months of martial law Dec.31 Somalia says Islamists protecting al Qaeda   Militia abandon last major stronghold Map of Kismayo Somalia
  Islamist militiamen have fled the southern port city of Kismayo, their last major stronghold



  US captures 13 'pirates'  suspected pirates were involved in clashes with the US Navy off the Somali coast Hundreds flee Mogadishu fighting 130 dead in fighting  Battles between transitional government forces and Islamic fighters have killed mostly civilian bystanders Battle intensifies for Mogadishu  Islamic militiamen have taken key points in the capital, as fighting intensifies with their rivals Islamists claim Mogadishu victory Map of Baquba Somalia




East Africa, 2006 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2006
Jan.22  US navy captures 'pirates'
Feb.19  10 U.S. troops dead in crash
Mar.13  Eritrea, Ethiopia reach border deal
Mar.19
Mar.23
May.8  19 dead as militias battle
May.12
May.13  Bloody street battles
May.15  Shaky truce holds
May.25
May.30  Gunmen seize key hospital
Jun.4  Islamists seize key town
Jun.5
  An Islamist militia has seized the capital, after weeks of fighting against an alliance of warlords backed by the US
Jun.14 Islamists capture key town   Islamic fighters have captured the town of Jowhar from warlords, 90km to the south of Mogadishu Jun.15  'Contact group' urges end to fighting Jun.18 UN fears new conflict in Somalia Jun.19  Ethiopian troops sent to Somali border Jun.22  Cease-fire deal reached Jun.24 Militia offers to protect media Jul.10  Fighting intensifies in Mogadishu Jul.11  Sources: warlord Qaybdiid surrenders Jul.20 Ethiopia troops cross into Somalia   Hundreds of Ethiopian troops in armored vehicles patrolling the town of Baidoa Jul.29  Militants to free 25 sailors Sep.4  Rivals agree on joint army Sep.24 Islamists seized port of Kismayo  Islamist fighters have advanced to the outskirts of the only port outside their control in central and southern Somalia Sep.25  Islamists will 'defend' Somalia Sep.29  Islamic militias to unite Oct.9  Somalis vow holy war on Ethiopia Oct.22 Somalis flee as militamen gather Oct.27  Somalia in danger of 'all out war' Nov.10  War aid threatens to ignite dynamite keg Dec.7 Islamist warning for peacekeeper force Dec.8 'Heavy fighting' in town of Dinsoor Dec.8 Somalia militia fighting Ethiopian troops Dec.15 Islamists vow not to strike government Dec.20 Heavy fighting erupts  A deadline from Islamists for Ethiopia to withdraw troops from Somalia expired. There is a mortar fire at Daynunay Dec.21   Somalis 'at war' with Ethiopia
  The leader of the Union of Islamic Courts says they are in a state of war with Ethiopia
Dec.21 Carnage as Somalia 'in state of war'
Dec.22 Ethiopian tanks heading to Somalia battle Dec.24 Ethiopian jets bomb Somalia areas Map of Baidoa Somalia
  Ethiopian forces, committed to defending an interim government holed up in Baidoa, launched airstrikes on against Islamists
Dec.24 Ethiopia PM admits Somalia action Dec.26   Islamic forces retreat  The government and Ethiopian troops advanced toward the capital as Islamists bloodied by a week of artillery attacks Dec.27 Somalia peace hopes stalled Dec.27 Clan leaders may help fight Islamists Dec.27 Islamists withdraw from Mogadishu
  Somali Islamist leader Sheikh Sharif Ahmed said that all Islamist forces had withdrawn from the capital
 'We have withdrawn all the leaders and members,' the top Somali Islamic leader told al-Jazeera. Gunfire echoed through the streets of the capital. Ethiopia is capturing ground previously held by Islamist militias
Dec.28 Mogadishu falls to government troops Map of Mogadishu Somalia  Triumphant government fighters backed by Ethiopian tanks and jets enter Mogadishu Dec.31 Somalia says Islamists protecting al Qaeda Dec.31 Militia abandon last major stronghold Map of Kismayo Somalia
  Islamist militiamen have fled the southern port city of Kismayo, their last major stronghold




East Africa, 2006 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.1  Convicts give up lunch for famine relief Jan.6  U.N. says millions on 'brink of starvation' Jan.17  3.5 million Kenyans face starvation Jan.23 Many trapped in Nairobi collapse  Rescuers are desperately trying to dig out construction workers trapped under the rubble of a 5-story building Feb.14  Food crisis looms in African Horn Feb.15  Food needed for 3.7 million Feb.19  10 U.S. troops dead in crash Feb.20  U.N.: 11 million in Africa may starve Mar.5 Time short food 'crisis'
Apr.6  Fake air crash sparks panic Apr.6 69 dead as ferry capsizes  A boat ferrying passengers to a traditional festival overturned after leaving port about noon Apr.7  UN seeks East Africa drought aid Apr.10  13 killed in plane crash Apr.20  Rally over slaying of boy with HIV Apr.28  28 missing in ferry capsize May.1  Money lacking for drought recovery Jul.8  Factory fire kills workers Jul.23  Famine response 'too little, too late' Aug.6 Dozens killed in floods Aug.8  Flooding kills 210 in eastern Ethiopia Aug.15 Heavy rain mars rescue Aug.22  Dams opened as new flooding feared Aug.25  Floods bring disaster to Horn of Africa Nov.5  Africa focus for climate summit Nov.15 Flooding displaces 80,000 Nov.19 Flood rescue gathers pace Nov.22 Flood waters still rising Dec.7 Rains bring no relief to starving Somalis



East Africa, 2006 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2006 Jul.12  World Bank resumes aid to Ethiopia Aug.31  Muslim leader: Ban Freddie Mercury party



East Africa, 2006 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2006 Apr.17  Cheruiyot claims second Boston win Apr.23  Limo wins on London Marthon debut



East Africa, 2006 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.1  Convicts give up lunch for famine relief Jan.22  US navy captures 'pirates' Mar.19   US captures 13 'pirates'  suspected pirates were involved in clashes with the US Navy off the Somali coast Jun.23 Swedish cameraman shot dead Map of Mogadishu Somalia  Martin Adler shot during a huge rally in Mogadishu, held to support Thursday's peace agreement Jul.28 Government minister assassinated  Gunmen shot dead Constitution and Federalism Minister Abdallah Deerow outside a mosque Jul.29  Militants to free 25 sailors Aug.5  Trawler safe after pirate ordeal Sep.13  Kenya now cocaine trafficking hub Sep.18   Car bomb attack kills 8  A bomb was targeting transitional president, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed. He was inside the parliament building Sep.25 PM warns of terror threat Sep.25  Poacher shot by aristocrat 'no threat' Dec.12 Ex-dictator convicted of genocide  Mengistu Haile Mariam was convicted in a rare case of an African strongman being called to account by his own country Dec.31 Somalia says Islamists protecting al Qaeda



East Africa, 2006 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.10  Anti-cartoon protester shot Mar.2 Armed raids on paper
Mar.11  Progress at Horn of Africa talks Mar.13  Eritrea, Ethiopia reach border deal Apr.7  UN seeks East Africa drought aid Apr.10  Kenya mourns after plane crash Apr.20  Rally over slaying of boy with HIV May.11  U.N. won't clamp down harder on Somalia May.16 Lawmaker quits in asylum row  The Immigration Ministry said Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali was improperly granted citizenship Jun.6  Militia 'faces opposition' Jun.15  'Contact group' urges end to fighting Jun.22  Cease-fire deal reached Jul.12  World Bank resumes aid to Ethiopia Jul.25  President agrees to talks Jul.30  Incumbent wins poll Aug.2  29 ministers leave government Aug.7  Leaders sack government Aug.24  Kenya 'beats the drums' for Sen. Obama Aug.31  Muslim leader: Ban Freddie Mercury party Sep.25 PM warns of terror threat Sep.25  Poacher shot by aristocrat 'no threat' Sep.29  Islamic militias to unite Nov.4  Gospel singer 'released' Nov.5  Africa focus for climate summit Nov.14 Major climate change forum begins Nov.15 UN: Climate change deniers 'out of time' Nov.17 Nairobi climate talks end in deal Nov.19 Flood rescue gathers pace Dec.7 Islamist warning for peacekeeper force Dec.15 Islamists vow not to strike government Dec.24 Ethiopia PM admits Somalia action Dec.27 Somalia peace hopes stalled Dec.27 Clan leaders may help fight Islamists Dec.28 Government seeks control   The government is making moves to assert its authority over Mogadishu Dec.28 Somalia OKs humanitarian flights Dec.29 Mogadishu crowds greet Somali PM   The interim Prime Minister Ali Mohamad Ghedi has entered the capital, who has declared 3-months of martial law