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Summary.     Click for More > US to aid Islamist Somali areas Militants: Aid ban in Somalia still in place Somalia's famine reaches into Mogadishu Al-Shabab rebels leave Mogadishu Amnesty offered to Somalia insurgents 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   At least 187 people have died after an overloaded ferry sank off the Tanzanian island with at least 800 people on board British citizen killed in beach attack Dozens die in pipeline fire   A fuel pipeline exploded in a densely populated Nairobi slum Monday morning, killing at least 55 people but likely more French woman kidnapped in Kenya More than 30 dead in Somalia bombing Funeral for Nobel winner Maathai   Doctors seized near Somali border  Gunmen have kidnapped two Spanish doctors working for the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres near Kenya's border with Somalia Kenya hunts aid workers' captors Kenya to hit Al-Shabaab across border Somali militants threaten Kenya Court: government must arrest al-Bashir
4 Americans slain by captors on yacht Somali minister killed by niece 'African US embassy bomber dead' US hails death of al-Qaeda militant UN flies aid to Islamist Somalia UN to declare famine in Somalia
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AU envoy warns Ivory Coast's Gbagbo   4 Americans slain by captors on yacht  A round-the-world boating adventure ended tragically for Americans, whom pirates fatally shot after capturing their yacht in the Indian Ocean Life sentences for Somali pirates Pirates release tanker after 4 months Somali minister killed by niece   Interior Minister Abdi Shakur Sheikh Hassan has been killed in a suicide attack at his home in the capital, Mogadishu 'African US embassy bomber dead' Map of Mogadishu Somalia  Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, suspected of in the 1998 embassy bombings, has been killed by Somali government forces US hails death of al-Qaeda militant  Hillary Clinton has said the death of top African al-Qaeda militant Fazul Abdullah Mohammed is a 'significant blow' to the group Despite supporting rallies, PM steps down Sudan, Southern Sudan reach Abyei deal Somalis flood across Kenya border UNHCR in 'human tragedy' warning UN calls for aid inside Somalia CIA aiding Somalia suspect interrogations Kenya to open new drought camp UN flies aid to Islamist Somalia   The UN has made its first aid delivery to drought victims in areas of controlled by al-Qaeda-linked militants since they lifted an aid ban Man admits Somalia terror plot Somalis flock to largest refugee camp UN to declare famine in Somalia


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Jan.22  South Korea navy rescues pirated crew


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Feb.9  Piracy 'threatens oil supplies'
Feb.17  Explosions at military base kill 20
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Feb.24  57 Somalis reported dead in boat tragedy
Feb.26  Americans detained pirate negotiators


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Apr.17  Kenyans dominate London Marathon


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May.15  Kenya marathon star Wanjiru dies


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  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 U.N. declares famine in southern Somalia     US to aid Islamist Somali areas  The US has said it will send aid to famine-hit areas of Somalia controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabab Jul.22   Militants: Aid ban in Somalia still in place  Islamist militants in Somalia have reversed a pledge to allow foreign aid agencies to operate in famine-struck regions in the nation

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Aug.2 Al Qaeda affiliate threatens starving
Aug.3     Somalia's famine reaches into Mogadishu Map of Mogadishu Somalia  Three more regions of Somalia have now been struck by famine, including the capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations announced Aug.6   Al-Shabab rebels leave Mogadishu Map of Mogadishu Somalia  Islamist rebels have pulled out of all positions in the Somali capital. President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed declared the rebels defeated Aug.9   Amnesty offered to Somalia insurgents   Transitional government has offered a general amnesty to insurgent fighters in Mogadishu who surrender and promise to renounce violence Aug.12 U.N.: Not enough money to fight famine Aug.13 Somalia PM orders aid protection Aug.14 Rights group says all sides guilty of crime Aug.17 UK minister visits Mogadishu

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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
Sep.10   Scores die as Zanzibar ship sinks
Map of Zanzibar Tanzania
  At least 187 people have died after an overloaded ferry sank off the Tanzanian island with at least 800 people on board.    620 survivors had been rescued. 3 ...
Sep.11   British citizen killed in beach attack   One British citizen was killed and another one was kidnapped overnight at a resort near Kenya's border with Somalia Sep.12   Dozens die in pipeline fire Map of Nairobi Kenya
  A fuel pipeline exploded in a densely populated Nairobi slum Monday morning, killing at least 55 people but likely more
Sep.20 Kenya violence case at The Hague Sep.24 World Bank increases drought aid Sep.25  Makau sets marathon world record Kenya Nobel laureate Maathai dies

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Oct.2   French woman kidnapped in Kenya   A French woman seized in northern Kenya was taken to Somalia by her captors after a sea battle to rescue her failed Oct.4   More than 30 dead in Somalia bombing
Map of Mogadishu Somalia  A truck filled with explosives barreled into a government complex, a brazen strike killing students registering for an education program Oct.8   Funeral for Nobel winner Maathai   A state funeral for environmentalist Wangari Maathai has taken place at a Kenyan national park she fought to save Oct.11 Special forces storm pirate-held ship Oct.13     Doctors seized near Somali border
  Gunmen have kidnapped two Spanish doctors working for the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres near Kenya's border with Somalia
  Kenya hunts aid workers' captors   Police say they are hunting for the gunmen responsible for abducting 2 Spanish woman aid workers near the Kenya-Somalia border Oct.16   Kenya to hit Al-Shabaab across border  Kenyan troops are pursuing suspected Islamic militants from Al-Shabaab across the border into Somalia Oct.17   Somali militants threaten Kenya  Somali militant group Al-Shabab has warned Kenya to withdraw its troops from Somalia, or face bloody battles Oct.28 US launches drones from Ethiopia


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Nov.19 Ethiopia troops 'enter Somalia'
Nov.28     Court: government must arrest al-Bashir  the Kenyan High Court ruled that Sudan's president must be arrested if he sets foot on Kenya. Sudan ordered Kenya's ambassador to leave the ...

December 2011 ... more > Top ^
Dec.23 23 dead in Tanzania flooding
Dec.26 Swedish journalists convicted of terrorism Dec.31 Ethiopian army takes Somali town


Life sentences for Somali pirates Somalis flood across Kenya border Al Qaeda affiliate threatens starving Al-Shabab rebels leave Mogadishu Map of Mogadishu Somalia  Islamist rebels have pulled out of all positions in the Somali capital. President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed declared the rebels defeated Amnesty offered to Somalia insurgents   Transitional government has offered a general amnesty to insurgent fighters in Mogadishu who surrender and promise to renounce violence Rights group says all sides guilty of crime Special forces storm pirate-held ship Kenya to hit Al-Shabaab across border  Kenyan troops are pursuing suspected Islamic militants from Al-Shabaab across the border into Somalia Somali militants threaten Kenya  Somali militant group Al-Shabab has warned Kenya to withdraw its troops from Somalia, or face bloody battles US launches drones from Ethiopia Ethiopia troops 'enter Somalia'   Court: government must arrest al-Bashir  the Kenyan High Court ruled that Sudan's president must be arrested if he sets foot on Kenya. Sudan ordered Kenya's ambassador to leave the ... Ethiopian army takes Somali town UNHCR in 'human tragedy' warning UN calls for aid inside Somalia Kenya to open new drought camp Somalis flock to largest refugee camp UN to declare famine in Somalia




East Africa, 2011 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.22  South Korea navy rescues pirated crew
Feb.17  Explosions at military base kill 20
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Jun.27
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East Africa, 2011 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
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Feb.17  Explosions at military base kill 20
Feb.24  57 Somalis reported dead in boat tragedy
Jul.5
Jul.9
Jul.14
Jul.19
Jul.19
  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 U.N. declares famine in southern Somalia Jul.20   US to aid Islamist Somali areas  The US has said it will send aid to famine-hit areas of Somalia controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabab Jul.22 Militants: Aid ban in Somalia still in place  Islamist militants in Somalia have reversed a pledge to allow foreign aid agencies to operate in famine-struck regions in the nation Aug.2 Al Qaeda affiliate threatens starving Aug.3   Somalia's famine reaches into Mogadishu
Map of Mogadishu Somalia  Three more regions of Somalia have now been struck by famine, including the capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations announced Aug.12 U.N.: Not enough money to fight famine Aug.13 Somalia PM orders aid protection 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
Sep.10 Scores die as Zanzibar ship sinks Map of Zanzibar Tanzania
  At least 187 people have died after an overloaded ferry sank off the Tanzanian island with at least 800 people on board.    620 survivors had been rescued. 3 ...
Sep.12 Dozens die in pipeline fire Map of Nairobi Kenya
  A fuel pipeline exploded in a densely populated Nairobi slum Monday morning, killing at least 55 people but likely more
Sep.24 World Bank increases drought aid Dec.23 23 dead in Tanzania flooding



East Africa, 2011 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2011 Apr.17  Kenyans dominate London Marathon May.15  Kenya marathon star Wanjiru dies Sep.25  Makau sets marathon world record



East Africa, 2011 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2011 Feb.9  Piracy 'threatens oil supplies' Sep.12 Dozens die in pipeline fire
Map of Nairobi 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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2011 Jan.22  South Korea navy rescues pirated crew Feb.9  Piracy 'threatens oil supplies' Feb.22   4 Americans slain by captors on yacht  A round-the-world boating adventure ended tragically for Americans, whom pirates fatally shot after capturing their yacht in the Indian Ocean Feb.26  Americans detained pirate negotiators Mar.14 Life sentences for Somali pirates
Mar.17 Pirates release tanker after 4 months Jun.10 Somali minister killed by niece   Interior Minister Abdi Shakur Sheikh Hassan has been killed in a suicide attack at his home in the capital, Mogadishu Jun.11 'African US embassy bomber dead' Map of Mogadishu Somalia  Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, suspected of in the 1998 embassy bombings, has been killed by Somali government forces Jun.11 US hails death of al-Qaeda militant  Hillary Clinton has said the death of top African al-Qaeda militant Fazul Abdullah Mohammed is a 'significant blow' to the group Jul.12 CIA aiding Somalia suspect interrogations Jul.18 Man admits Somalia terror plot Sep.11 British citizen killed in beach attack   One British citizen was killed and another one was kidnapped overnight at a resort near Kenya's border with Somalia Sep.20 Kenya violence case at The Hague Oct.2 French woman kidnapped in Kenya   A French woman seized in northern Kenya was taken to Somalia by her captors after a sea battle to rescue her failed Oct.4 More than 30 dead in Somalia bombing Map of Mogadishu Somalia  A truck filled with explosives barreled into a government complex, a brazen strike killing students registering for an education program Oct.11 Special forces storm pirate-held ship Oct.13   Doctors seized near Somali border
  Gunmen have kidnapped two Spanish doctors working for the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres near Kenya's border with Somalia
Oct.13 Kenya hunts aid workers' captors   Police say they are hunting for the gunmen responsible for abducting 2 Spanish woman aid workers near the Kenya-Somalia border Oct.16 Kenya to hit Al-Shabaab across border  Kenyan troops are pursuing suspected Islamic militants from Al-Shabaab across the border into Somalia Nov.28   Court: government must arrest al-Bashir  the Kenyan High Court ruled that Sudan's president must be arrested if he sets foot on Kenya. Sudan ordered Kenya's ambassador to leave the ... Dec.26 Swedish journalists convicted of terrorism




East Africa, 2011 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2011 Jan.2 AU envoy warns Ivory Coast's Gbagbo
Jun.11 US hails death of al-Qaeda militant  Hillary Clinton has said the death of top African al-Qaeda militant Fazul Abdullah Mohammed is a 'significant blow' to the group Jun.19 Despite supporting rallies, PM steps down Jun.20 Sudan, Southern Sudan reach Abyei deal Jun.27 Somalis flood across Kenya border Jul.16 UN flies aid to Islamist Somalia   The UN has made its first aid delivery to drought victims in areas of controlled by al-Qaeda-linked militants since they lifted an aid ban Jul.20   US to aid Islamist Somali areas  The US has said it will send aid to famine-hit areas of Somalia controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabab Jul.22 Militants: Aid ban in Somalia still in place  Islamist militants in Somalia have reversed a pledge to allow foreign aid agencies to operate in famine-struck regions in the nation Aug.9 Amnesty offered to Somalia insurgents   Transitional government has offered a general amnesty to insurgent fighters in Mogadishu who surrender and promise to renounce violence Aug.13 Somalia PM orders aid protection Aug.14 Rights group says all sides guilty of crime Aug.17 UK minister visits Mogadishu Sep.24 World Bank increases drought aid Sep.25 Kenya Nobel laureate Maathai dies Oct.8 Funeral for Nobel winner Maathai   A state funeral for environmentalist Wangari Maathai has taken place at a Kenyan national park she fought to save Oct.17 Somali militants threaten Kenya  Somali militant group Al-Shabab has warned Kenya to withdraw its troops from Somalia, or face bloody battles Dec.26 Swedish journalists convicted of terrorism