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B. 01-01 Mob burns Kenyans cowering in church Eldoret, Kenya
01-17 Kenya 'turned into killing field' Kenya
D. 01-28 Gangs face off in tribal violence Naivasha, Kenya
E. 02-28 Rivals sign power-sharing deal Kenya
5. 06-09 Factions sign peace deal Somalia
6. 09-25 Pirates seize ship carrying tanks Somalia
H. 11-17 Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia Somalia
8. 12-18 Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide Tanzania

Summary.     Click for More > Rivals hold 'ice-breaker' talks Gangs face off in tribal violence Rivals sign power-sharing deal Odinga named PM in bid to end vote crisis Unity government sworn in Air raid kills militants Court sentences Mengistu to death Factions sign peace deal   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company Pirates hijacked bulk carrier African trade blocs agree to merge Gunmen seize cargo ship off Somalia Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia  The Sirius Star, a giant Saudi tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean, is nearing the coast of Somalia Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates' Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide  The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on convicted Theoneste Bagosora, 67, the 'mastermind', and sentenced him to life in prison Iranian warships sent to Somali waters German navy foils Somali pirates President quits amid power struggle
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January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  EU casts doubts over Kenyan poll
 
  A mob set fire to a church where Kenyans were seeking refuge from post-election violence, searing many and leaving others as heaps of ash.    The mob set fire to the church in Eldoret where many people from President Kibaki's Kikuyu tr...
 Ethnic violence fears grow Jan.2  Party to defy protest ban Water cannon used on march Jan.3  Attorney General calls for vote probe Civil unrest damaging Kenya's economy  Opposition plans new rally Jan.4  New elections called 180,000 people displaced  Peacemaker Tutu slams Kenya elite Jan.5  Kibaki hints at power-sharing deal Jan.7  Opposition cancel rally as death toll climbs President Kibaki invites foe to talks  Kenya diplomatic moves intensify Jan.11  Kenya faces 3 days of rallies Jan.15  Rivals clash over speaker Opposition wins two posts Jan.16 Police shoot protesters  Protest enters second day Jan.17  '7 dead' in Kenyan protests   Kenya 'turned into killing field'
  Opposition leader Odinga has accused the government and the police of turning the country into 'killing fields of the innocent'
Jan.18  Protesters to mount boycott Jan.20  Renewed ethnic clashes Jan.24   Rivals hold 'ice-breaker' talks  President Kibaki and opposition leader Odinga met for the first time since disputed election, under the auspices of former Kofi Annan Jan.26  Annan hits out at Kenya 'abuses' Jan.27 Tribal hatred fuels more violence
Jan.28   Gangs face off in tribal violence Map of Naivasha Kenya  Hundreds of people from rival tribes confronted each other on a main road in Naivasha as tensions remained high in the Rift Valley town  Gunmen kill opposition MP Jan.29  Annan calls for end to violent spiral Jan.30  Police deny shoot-to-kill order Jan.31  Talks on hold as lawmaker killed

February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.8  Deal will create joint government Feb.15  Kenyans to review disputed poll Feb.17  Bush signs aid deal with Tanzania Feb.20  Kenya 'at risk of fresh violence' Feb.25  Annan threatens to leave talks Feb.26 Poll negotiations suspended
Feb.28   Rivals sign power-sharing deal  President Kibaki and opposition leader Odinga agreed to form a coalition government after weeks of wrangling

March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.6 President pushes peace deal
Mar.18  Lawmakers passes power-sharing deal Mar.25  Relief agencies: Somalia too dangerous Mar.28 Kenyan leaders in conflict over Cabinet

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.13   Odinga named PM in bid to end vote crisis   President Kibaki named rival Raila Odinga as prime minister, implementing a power-sharing deal after protracted negotiations Apr.14 Report: Gang members killed in protests
Apr.17     Unity government sworn in  Kenya swore in a new Cabinet, split 50-50 between former bitter enemies from opposing parties Apr.19 82 reported killed in Mogadishu Apr.26 Pirates free crew of Spanish boat Apr.30   Air raid kills militants  Aden Hashi Ayrow, the head of an al-Qaeda-linked group, has been killed in pre-dawn air strike in the central town of Dusamareb

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.5 Two die in currency riot
May.6  Civilians 'routinely targeted' for brutality  Somalis into Yemen in record numbers May.17  Jordan aid vessel hijacked May.19 Ethiopian millions 'risk hunger' May.26   Court sentences Mengistu to death  Supreme Court has sentenced former ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam, iin absentia, to death. He has lived in exile in Zimbabwe since 1991

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2  Navies to tackle Somali pirates Jun.3  Somalis: Worsening humanitarian crisis Jun.4 Red Cross: Somalia facing severe famine
Jun.7  Leading journalist slain Jun.8  Clashes leave at least 10 dead Jun.9 Safaricom soars on debut   Factions sign peace deal  The government has signed a peace deal with an opposition bloc aimed at ending 17 years of conflict in the country  'Everyone's starving' in Ethiopia Jun.10 Islamist rejects peace deal Jun.11  Alarm raised for Amboseli lions Jun.13  Deadly hunt for 'witches' haunts villagers Jun.28  Kidnapped aid workers freed Jun.30 Kenya urges AU to suspend Mugabe

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.6  Gunmen kill U.N. official, wound 2 others Jul.12 Gunmen targeting aid workers


August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3  Bomb kills 21 women street cleaners Aug.4  U.S. embassy bomb suspect flees raid Aug.20  'Fraud' halts US refugee scheme Aug.22  Bodies litter streets of city Aug.23 City clears bodies after deadly clashes
Bekele storms to Olympic double  Kenyan wins Olympic men's marathon

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.19  E Africa needs $700m aid, says UN Sep.24  Militants attack peacekeepers Sep.25     Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Sep.28  Hijacked ship captain: Crew member dead  52 Somalis die in smuggling attempt Sep.30  Insurgents want to raze churches

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1  Ethiopia 'never-never land' of prisoners Oct.2  20 children die in stampede Oct.4  4 pirate attacks in 24 hours Oct.9  NATO sending ships to tackle pirates Oct.15     Pirates hijacked bulk carrier  The International Maritime Bureau claims that pirates have hijacked a bulk carrier with 21 crew members in the Gulf of Aden Oct.31   African trade blocs agree to merge  COMESA, SADC, and the EAC agree to merge to form a bloc consisting of 26 countries and 757 million people

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.7 Summit demands action on DR Congo
Nov.11  Chemical tanker hijacked Nov.13  Ship escapes pirate attack off Somalia Nov.15   Gunmen seize cargo ship off Somalia  Armed gunmen have hijacked the cargo 20,000-ton-class ship, owned by a Japanese shipping company, carrying 23 crew off the coast Nov.17     Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker  Pirates have seized a giant tanker in the Indian Ocean off the Kenyan coast and are steering it towards Somalia   Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia
  The Sirius Star, a giant Saudi tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean, is nearing the coast of Somalia.    Pirates have anchored the tanker off the Somali coast, as the...
Nov.19   Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames
  An Indian warship has exchanged fire with a pirate 'mother vessel', leaving the ship ablaze in the Gulf of Aden Saudi owners 'talking to pirates' Nov.21  Islamists 'hunt pirates' Nov.23     Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker  Somali militants vowed to rescue a Saudi supertanker that was hijacked by pirates, according to residents of a town where the pirates to be ... Nov.24  Pirate says Sirius Star crew safe Nov.25  Pirates strike again off Somalia Nov.26  Western journalists kidnapped Nov.28 Pirates hijack chemical tanker off Somalia Nov.30  Arms ships owners strike deal with pirates

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.4 Kenya PM calls for Mugabe removal
Dec.6  28 killed in fighting Dec.7 EU to begin Somali pirate patrols Dec.8  Rights group berates West over Somalia Dec.9  Ship passengers to be flown over pirates Dec.13     Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'  The navy responded to a mayday call from MV Gibe and arrested 23 Somali and Yemeni pirates who tried to storm a ship in the Gulf of Aden Dec.14  PM: President can't fire me Dec.16  Somali pirates can be pursued on land Dec.17  China sending ships to fight pirates Dec.18   Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide
  The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on convicted Theoneste Bagosora, 67, the 'mastermind', and sentenced him to life in prison.    Major Aloys Ntabakuze and Lieutenant Colonel Anatole Nsengiyumva were also sentenced to life in prison. It is the firs...
 Pirates likely to get arms ship ransom Dec.20  China to deploy ships off Somalia   Iranian warships sent to Somali waters  A group of Iranian warships steamed into the Gulf of Aden, joining an expanding list of navies sent to protect shipping routes from the pira... Dec.21  AU meets for Somalia crisis talks Dec.25   German navy foils Somali pirates  The frigate Karlsruhe has foiled an attempt by pirates to hijack an Egyptian cargo vessel in the Gulf of Aden. 6 Somali pirates were capture... Dec.29   President quits amid power struggle
  Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed announced his resignation amid a power struggle with the African nation's prime minister and parliament


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Jan.4  Peacemaker Tutu slams Kenya elite
Jan.17
  Opposition leader Odinga has accused the government and the police of turning the country into 'killing fields of the innocent'
Mar.25  Relief agencies: Somalia too dangerous Apr.19 82 reported killed in Mogadishu Apr.30 Air raid kills militants  Aden Hashi Ayrow, the head of an al-Qaeda-linked group, has been killed in pre-dawn air strike in the central town of Dusamareb May.6  Civilians 'routinely targeted' for brutality Jun.2  Navies to tackle Somali pirates Jun.8  Clashes leave at least 10 dead Jun.9 Factions sign peace deal
  The government has signed a peace deal with an opposition bloc aimed at ending 17 years of conflict in the country Aug.22  Bodies litter streets of city Aug.23 City clears bodies after deadly clashes Sep.24  Militants attack peacekeepers Sep.25   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Oct.9  NATO sending ships to tackle pirates Nov.19 Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames
  An Indian warship has exchanged fire with a pirate 'mother vessel', leaving the ship ablaze in the Gulf of Aden Nov.23   Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker  Somali militants vowed to rescue a Saudi supertanker that was hijacked by pirates, according to residents of a town where the pirates to be ... Nov.30  Arms ships owners strike deal with pirates Dec.6  28 killed in fighting Dec.7 EU to begin Somali pirate patrols
Dec.13   Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'  The navy responded to a mayday call from MV Gibe and arrested 23 Somali and Yemeni pirates who tried to storm a ship in the Gulf of Aden Dec.16  Somali pirates can be pursued on land Dec.17  China sending ships to fight pirates Dec.18 Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide
  The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on convicted Theoneste Bagosora, 67, the 'mastermind', and sentenced him to life in prison.    Major Aloys Ntabakuze and Lieutenant Colonel Anatole Nsengiyumva were also sentenced to life in prison. It is the firs...
Dec.18  Pirates likely to get arms ship ransom Dec.20  China to deploy ships off Somalia Dec.20 Iranian warships sent to Somali waters  A group of Iranian warships steamed into the Gulf of Aden, joining an expanding list of navies sent to protect shipping routes from the pira... Dec.25 German navy foils Somali pirates  The frigate Karlsruhe has foiled an attempt by pirates to hijack an Egyptian cargo vessel in the Gulf of Aden. 6 Somali pirates were capture...



East Africa, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.4 180,000 people displaced May.19 Ethiopian millions 'risk hunger' Jun.3  Somalis: Worsening humanitarian crisis Jun.4 Red Cross: Somalia facing severe famine Jun.9  'Everyone's starving' in Ethiopia Jun.11  Alarm raised for Amboseli lions Sep.19  E Africa needs $700m aid, says UN Sep.28  52 Somalis die in smuggling attempt Oct.2  20 children die in stampede



East Africa, 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Aug.23 Bekele storms to Olympic double
Aug.23  Kenyan wins Olympic men's marathon



East Africa, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.3 Civil unrest damaging Kenya's economy
Jan.18  Protesters to mount boycott May.5 Two die in currency riot Jun.9 Safaricom soars on debut Oct.31 African trade blocs agree to merge  COMESA, SADC, and the EAC agree to merge to form a bloc consisting of 26 countries and 757 million people Nov.17   Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker  Pirates have seized a giant tanker in the Indian Ocean off the Kenyan coast and are steering it towards Somalia Dec.9  Ship passengers to be flown over pirates



East Africa, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.1 Mob burns Kenyans cowering in church
Map of Eldoret Kenya
  A mob set fire to a church where Kenyans were seeking refuge from post-election violence, searing many and leaving others as heaps of ash.    The mob set fire to the church in Eldoret where many people from President Kibaki's Kikuyu tr...
Jan.1  Ethnic violence fears grow Jan.7  Opposition cancel rally as death toll climbs Jan.20  Renewed ethnic clashes Jan.27 Tribal hatred fuels more violence Jan.28 Gangs face off in tribal violence Map of Naivasha Kenya  Hundreds of people from rival tribes confronted each other on a main road in Naivasha as tensions remained high in the Rift Valley town Jan.28  Gunmen kill opposition MP Jan.31  Talks on hold as lawmaker killed Feb.20  Kenya 'at risk of fresh violence' Apr.26 Pirates free crew of Spanish boat May.17  Jordan aid vessel hijacked May.26 Court sentences Mengistu to death  Supreme Court has sentenced former ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam, iin absentia, to death. He has lived in exile in Zimbabwe since 1991 Jun.2  Navies to tackle Somali pirates Jun.7  Leading journalist slain Jun.13  Deadly hunt for 'witches' haunts villagers Jun.28  Kidnapped aid workers freed Jul.6  Gunmen kill U.N. official, wound 2 others Jul.12 Gunmen targeting aid workers Aug.3  Bomb kills 21 women street cleaners Aug.4  U.S. embassy bomb suspect flees raid Sep.25   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Sep.28  Hijacked ship captain: Crew member dead Sep.30  Insurgents want to raze churches Oct.1  Ethiopia 'never-never land' of prisoners Oct.4  4 pirate attacks in 24 hours Oct.9  NATO sending ships to tackle pirates Oct.15   Pirates hijacked bulk carrier  The International Maritime Bureau claims that pirates have hijacked a bulk carrier with 21 crew members in the Gulf of Aden Nov.11  Chemical tanker hijacked Nov.13  Ship escapes pirate attack off Somalia Nov.15 Gunmen seize cargo ship off Somalia  Armed gunmen have hijacked the cargo 20,000-ton-class ship, owned by a Japanese shipping company, carrying 23 crew off the coast Nov.17   Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker  Pirates have seized a giant tanker in the Indian Ocean off the Kenyan coast and are steering it towards Somalia Nov.17 Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia
  The Sirius Star, a giant Saudi tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean, is nearing the coast of Somalia.    Pirates have anchored the tanker off the Somali coast, as the...
Nov.19 Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames  An Indian warship has exchanged fire with a pirate 'mother vessel', leaving the ship ablaze in the Gulf of Aden Nov.19 Saudi owners 'talking to pirates'
Nov.21  Islamists 'hunt pirates' Nov.23   Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker  Somali militants vowed to rescue a Saudi supertanker that was hijacked by pirates, according to residents of a town where the pirates to be ... Nov.24  Pirate says Sirius Star crew safe Nov.25  Pirates strike again off Somalia Nov.26  Western journalists kidnapped Nov.28 Pirates hijack chemical tanker off Somalia Nov.30  Arms ships owners strike deal with pirates Dec.7 EU to begin Somali pirate patrols Dec.9  Ship passengers to be flown over pirates Dec.13   Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates'  The navy responded to a mayday call from MV Gibe and arrested 23 Somali and Yemeni pirates who tried to storm a ship in the Gulf of Aden Dec.16  Somali pirates can be pursued on land Dec.17  China sending ships to fight pirates Dec.18 Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide
  The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on convicted Theoneste Bagosora, 67, the 'mastermind', and sentenced him to life in prison.    Major Aloys Ntabakuze and Lieutenant Colonel Anatole Nsengiyumva were also sentenced to life in prison. It is the firs...
Dec.18  Pirates likely to get arms ship ransom Dec.20  China to deploy ships off Somalia Dec.20 Iranian warships sent to Somali waters  A group of Iranian warships steamed into the Gulf of Aden, joining an expanding list of navies sent to protect shipping routes from the pira... Dec.25 German navy foils Somali pirates  The frigate Karlsruhe has foiled an attempt by pirates to hijack an Egyptian cargo vessel in the Gulf of Aden. 6 Somali pirates were capture...



East Africa, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.1  EU casts doubts over Kenyan poll Jan.2  Party to defy protest ban Jan.2 Water cannon used on march
Jan.3  Attorney General calls for vote probe Jan.3 Civil unrest damaging Kenya's economy Jan.3  Opposition plans new rally Jan.4  New elections called Jan.4  Peacemaker Tutu slams Kenya elite Jan.5  Kibaki hints at power-sharing deal Jan.7  Opposition cancel rally as death toll climbs Jan.7 President Kibaki invites foe to talks Jan.7  Kenya diplomatic moves intensify Jan.11  Kenya faces 3 days of rallies Jan.15  Rivals clash over speaker Jan.15 Opposition wins two posts Jan.16 Police shoot protesters Jan.16  Protest enters second day Jan.17  '7 dead' in Kenyan protests Jan.18  Protesters to mount boycott Jan.20  Renewed ethnic clashes Jan.24 Rivals hold 'ice-breaker' talks  President Kibaki and opposition leader Odinga met for the first time since disputed election, under the auspices of former Kofi Annan Jan.26  Annan hits out at Kenya 'abuses' Jan.29  Annan calls for end to violent spiral Jan.30  Police deny shoot-to-kill order Jan.31  Talks on hold as lawmaker killed Feb.8  Deal will create joint government Feb.15  Kenyans to review disputed poll Feb.17  Bush signs aid deal with Tanzania Feb.25  Annan threatens to leave talks Feb.26 Poll negotiations suspended Feb.28 Rivals sign power-sharing deal  President Kibaki and opposition leader Odinga agreed to form a coalition government after weeks of wrangling Mar.6 President pushes peace deal Mar.18  Lawmakers passes power-sharing deal Mar.25  Relief agencies: Somalia too dangerous Mar.28 Kenyan leaders in conflict over Cabinet Apr.13 Odinga named PM in bid to end vote crisis   President Kibaki named rival Raila Odinga as prime minister, implementing a power-sharing deal after protracted negotiations Apr.14 Report: Gang members killed in protests Apr.17   Unity government sworn in  Kenya swore in a new Cabinet, split 50-50 between former bitter enemies from opposing parties May.5 Two die in currency riot May.6  Somalis into Yemen in record numbers Jun.7  Leading journalist slain Jun.9 Factions sign peace deal  The government has signed a peace deal with an opposition bloc aimed at ending 17 years of conflict in the country Jun.10 Islamist rejects peace deal Jun.30 Kenya urges AU to suspend Mugabe Jul.12 Gunmen targeting aid workers Aug.20  'Fraud' halts US refugee scheme Sep.19  E Africa needs $700m aid, says UN Sep.28  52 Somalis die in smuggling attempt Sep.30  Insurgents want to raze churches Oct.1  Ethiopia 'never-never land' of prisoners Oct.31 African trade blocs agree to merge  COMESA, SADC, and the EAC agree to merge to form a bloc consisting of 26 countries and 757 million people Nov.7 Summit demands action on DR Congo Dec.4 Kenya PM calls for Mugabe removal Dec.8  Rights group berates West over Somalia Dec.14  PM: President can't fire me Dec.21  AU meets for Somalia crisis talks Dec.29 President quits amid power struggle  Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed announced his resignation amid a power struggle with the African nation's prime minister and parliament