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02-03 Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea Egypt
2. 03-29 Taylor on flight back to Liberia Nigeria
D. 04-24 Three bombs rip through resort Egypt
4. 05-05 Main parties sign Darfur accord Nigeria
F. 05-08 Zuma acquitted in rape case Johannesburg
G. 06-05 Islamists claim Mogadishu victory Baquba, Somalia
7. 09-14 Muslims blast pope's Islam speech Arab Countries
I. 10-16 Madonna baby flies out of Malawi Malawi
J. 12-26 Pipeline explosion kills at least 260 Nigeria

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Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea  An aging passenger ferry loaded to near capacity with dozens of vehicles sank. 100 survivors had been rescued Taylor on flight back to Liberia Three bombs rip through resort Main parties sign Darfur accord Zuma acquitted in rape case Islamists claim Mogadishu victory   An Islamist militia has seized the capital, after weeks of fighting against an alliance of warlords backed by the US   Muslims blast pope's Islam speech  Muslim leaders have condemned Benedict over comments he made about Islam in Germany and demanded he apologize Madonna baby flies out of Malawi Pipeline explosion kills at least 260 Islamists withdraw from Mogadishu
Jan.16  Liberia  First Africa woman leader sworn in
Jan.18  Ivory Coast  President calls for calm
Jan.22  Sudan  Sudan dispute dogs African summit
Feb.3   Egypt
 Egypt  Hopes dim for ferry missing
Feb.8  Nigeria  Deadly bird flu found
Feb.25  Uganda  Museveni won presidential race
Mar.4  Arab Countries  al-Zawahiri condemns cartoons
Mar.29   Nigeria
Apr.12  Chad  Rebels close in on capital
Apr.24   Egypt
May.5   Nigeria
May.8   Johannesburg
May.12  Nigeria  Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200
 Somalia  130 dead in fighting
Jun.5   Somalia
Jun.23  Somalia  Swedish cameraman shot dead
Jul.27  Arab Countries  Al-Qaeda 'to avenge Israel deeds'
Jul.29  Congo  Congo goes to polls first time in decades
Sep.14   Arab Countries
Sep.20  South Africa  S. Africa drops Zuma graft charges
Oct.16   Malawi
Oct.22  Sudan  Sudan expels U.N. envoy for blog
Oct.29  Nigeria  Sultan among crash dead
Oct.31  South Africa  Botha, bastion of white rule, dies
Nov.15  Congo  Kabila named winner of vote
Nov.16  Sudan  Sudan 'backs' Darfur force plan
Dec.18  Senegal  Migrant boat capsized twice; 80 die
Dec.19  Libya  HIV medics condemned to death
Dec.21  Somalia  Somalis 'at war' with Ethiopia
Dec.22  Sudan  Sudan agrees to U.N. peacekeeping plan
Dec.24  Somalia  Ethiopian jets bomb Somalia areas
Dec.26   Nigeria
Dec.27   Somalia
Dec.31  Somalia  Militia abandon last major stronghold



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February 2006
Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea
Hopes dim for ferry missing
Officials: Fire made ferry sink
Pharaonic tomb find
Deadly bird flu found
10 die in cartoon clash at consulate
Museveni won presidential race
Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea
Hopes dim for ferry missing
Officials: Fire made ferry sink
Pharaonic tomb find
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Deadly bird flu found
Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea
Hopes dim for ferry missing
Officials: Fire made ferry sink
Pharaonic tomb find
March 2006
al-Zawahiri condemns cartoons
US captures 13 'pirates'
al-Zawahiri condemns cartoons
Taylor on flight back to Liberia
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US captures 13 'pirates'
Taylor on flight back to Liberia
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April 2006
Rebels close in on capital
Three bombs rip through resort
Taylor appears in war crimes case
Rebels close in on capital
Attacks on churches: 1 dead
Three bombs rip through resort
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Taylor appears in war crimes case
Darfur peace talks extended
Attacks on churches: 1 dead
Three bombs rip through resort
May 2006
Bombings 'mastermind' killed
Violence at Cairo trial protests
130 dead in fighting
Main parties sign Darfur accord
Zuma acquitted in rape case
Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200
Bombings 'mastermind' killed
Violence at Cairo trial protests
130 dead in fighting
Battle intensifies for Mogadishu
Main parties sign Darfur accord
Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200
Bombings 'mastermind' killed
Violence at Cairo trial protests
June 2006
Islamists claim Mogadishu victory
Swedish cameraman shot dead
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July 2006
Ethiopia troops cross into Somalia
Al-Qaeda 'to avenge Israel deeds'
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Congo goes to polls first time in decades
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Ethiopia troops cross into Somalia
Government minister assassinated
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August 2006
Train crash kills 57
Uganda and LRA rebels sign truce
Train crash kills 57
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Train crash kills 57
September 2006
Muslims blast pope's Islam speech
Muslims blast pope's Islam speech
S. Africa drops Zuma graft charges
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October 2006
Sudan expels U.N. envoy for blog
Madonna baby flies out of Malawi
Sultan among crash dead
Sudan expels U.N. envoy for blog
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Sultan among crash dead
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November 2006
Sudan 'backs' Darfur force plan
Kabila named winner of vote
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December 2006
HIV medics condemned to death
Somalis 'at war' with Ethiopia
Sudan agrees to U.N. peacekeeping plan
Islamists withdraw from Mogadishu
Migrant boat capsized twice; 80 die
HIV medics condemned to death
Pipeline explosion kills at least 260
Sudan agrees to U.N. peacekeeping plan
Somalis 'at war' with Ethiopia
Ethiopian jets bomb Somalia areas
Islamists withdraw from Mogadishu
Migrant boat capsized twice; 80 die
Pipeline explosion kills at least 260
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January 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jan.13  Darfur  AU backs UN plan for Sudan force
Jan.16   Liberia
Jan.18   Ivory Coast
Jan.22   Sudan
Jan.23  Kenya  Many trapped in Nairobi collapse


February 2006 ... more > Top ^
Feb.3   Egypt  
  An aging passenger ferry loaded to near capacity with dozens of vehicles sank. 100 survivors had been rescued
  Egypt Hopes dim for ferry missing Feb.4  Egypt  Officials: Fire made ferry sink Feb.8   Nigeria Deadly bird flu found Feb.10  Egypt  Pharaonic tomb find  Egypt  Hosts won African Nations Cup Feb.17  Eastern Libya  10 die in cartoon clash at consulate Feb.25   Uganda Museveni won presidential race

March 2006 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4   Arab Countries al-Zawahiri condemns cartoons
Mar.19  Somalia  US captures 13 'pirates' Mar.23  Cameroon  Boat sinks; 127 feared drowned Mar.29   Nigeria     Taylor on flight back to Liberia
  Former Liberian President was captured while trying to flee his home in exile as he tried to cross into Chad


April 2006 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3  Sierra Leone  Taylor appears in war crimes case Apr.12   Chad   Rebels close in on capital  Rebels vowing to overthrow the president have moved to within 65 miles of N'Djamena Apr.14  Egypt  Attacks on churches: 1 dead Apr.24   Egypt   Three bombs rip through resort
  23 people, including 3 foreigners, were killed and 62 others were wounded in in the Red Sea town of Dahab.    The blasts took place about 7:15 p.m. at 2 cafeterias and a supermarket. 42 of the wounded are Egyptian and 3 are members ...
Apr.30  Nigeria  Darfur peace talks extended

May 2006 ... more > Top ^
May.5   Nigeria   Main parties sign Darfur accord
  The Sudanese government and the largest rebel group have signed a deal aimed at ending 3 years of conflict.    The deal, brokered by the African Union, calls for the disbandment of rebel forces an...
May.8   Johannesburg     Zuma acquitted in rape case
  A judge acquitted former Deputy President on charges he raped an HIV-positive family friend.    The decision is keeping alive the political Zuma's hopes recently seen as the country's next president 2,...
May.12   Nigeria   Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200   Vandals are thought to have caused the explosion on the outskirts of the city of Lagos; all of them were killed   Somalia 130 dead in fighting May.25  Somalia  Battle intensifies for Mogadishu

June 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jun.5   Somalia   Islamists claim Mogadishu victory
Map of Baquba Somalia
  An Islamist militia has seized the capital, after weeks of fighting against an alliance of warlords backed by the US
Jun.14  Somalia  Islamists capture key town Jun.23   Somalia Swedish cameraman shot dead

July 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jul.20  Somalia  Ethiopia troops cross into Somalia Jul.27   Arab Countries     Al-Qaeda 'to avenge Israel deeds'  Ayman al-Zawahiri has said the militant network will respond to attacks on Muslims in Lebanon and Gaza Jul.28  Somalia  Government minister assassinated Jul.29   Congo   Congo goes to polls first time in decades  17,000 U.N. troops and 2,000 European Union troops -- is on standby

August 2006 ... more > Top ^
Aug.20  Egypt  Train crash kills 57 Aug.26  Uganda  Uganda and LRA rebels sign truce

September 2006 ... more > Top ^
Sep.14   Arab Countries     Muslims blast pope's Islam speech
  Muslim leaders have condemned Benedict over comments he made about Islam in Germany and demanded he apologize
 In his speech at the University of Regensburg, Benedict quoted criticism of Islam by Byzantine Emperor, who wrote that everything Mohammad brought was evil , 'such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.' Muslim Brotherhood called on Islamic countries to threaten to break off relations with the Vatican. And a top Turkey religious figure suggested the pope should reconsider a trip to Turkey.
Sep.18  Somalia  Car bomb attack kills 8 Sep.20   South Africa S. Africa drops Zuma graft charges
Sep.24  Somalia  Islamists seized port of Kismayo

October 2006 ... more > Top ^
Oct.10  Congo  DR Congo children 'still armed' Oct.16   Malawi   Madonna baby flies out of Malawi
  A plane carrying 13-month-old David Banda that pop star is seeking to adopt has taken off from the country
Oct.19  Mosul  Suicide bomber, clashes kill 20 in Mosul Oct.22   Sudan   Sudan expels U.N. envoy for blog   The government gave Jan Pronk, who has openly criticized Khartoum as well as rebels, three days to leave Oct.29   Nigeria   Sultan among crash dead   Boeing 737, with 104 on board, crashed near the Abuja airport shortly after takeoff and burst into flames Oct.31   South Africa   Botha, bastion of white rule, dies  Former President P.W. Botha was the defiant face of white rule at the height of the anti-apartheid struggle

November 2006 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1  South Africa  Mandela pays tribute to Botha Nov.14  South Africa  S Africa approves same-sex unions Nov.15   Congo   Kabila named winner of vote   Incumbent President was declared the winner of tense runoff election, defeating his ex-rebel leader rival Nov.16  Congo  Poll loser rejects result   Sudan   Sudan 'backs' Darfur force plan   Sudan has agreed in principle to allow a joint UN and African Union peacekeeping force into Darfur Nov.22  Nigeria  Kidnapped British oil worker dies in rescue

December 2006 ... more > Top ^
Dec.12  Ethiopia  Ex-dictator convicted of genocide Dec.18   Senegal Migrant boat capsized twice; 80 die Dec.19   Libya   HIV medics condemned to death   A court convicted 5 Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor of deliberately infecting 400 children with the virus Dec.20  Somalia  Heavy fighting erupts Dec.21   Somalia     Somalis 'at war' with Ethiopia  The leader of the Union of Islamic Courts says they are in a state of war with Ethiopia Dec.22   Sudan Sudan agrees to U.N. peacekeeping plan Dec.24   Somalia Ethiopian jets bomb Somalia areas Dec.26   Nigeria   Pipeline explosion kills at least 260
  A massive explosion and fire ignited as crowds carried away buckets of fuel from a tapped fuel pipeline.    Extreme heat has prevented rescuers from recovering bodie. The fire burned f...
 Somalia  Islamic forces retreat Dec.27   Somalia   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 e...
Dec.28  Somalia  Mogadishu falls to government troops Dec.31   Somalia Militia abandon last major stronghold


Rebels close in on capital  Rebels vowing to overthrow the president have moved to within 65 miles of N'Djamena Main parties sign Darfur accord




Africa, 2006 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2006
Jan.13  Darfur  AU backs UN plan for Sudan force
Mar.19  Somalia  US captures 13 'pirates'
Apr.3  Sierra Leone  Taylor appears in war crimes case
Apr.12   Chad
Apr.30  Nigeria  Darfur peace talks extended
May.5   Nigeria
  The Sudanese government and the largest rebel group have signed a deal aimed at ending 3 years of conflict.    The deal, brokered by the African Union, calls for the disbandment of rebel forces an...
May.12   Somalia 130 dead in fighting
May.25  Somalia  Battle intensifies for Mogadishu Jun.5   Somalia Islamists claim Mogadishu victory
Map of Baquba Somalia
  An Islamist militia has seized the capital, after weeks of fighting against an alliance of warlords backed by the US
Jun.14  Somalia  Islamists capture key town Jul.20  Somalia  Ethiopia troops cross into Somalia Aug.26  Uganda  Uganda and LRA rebels sign truce Sep.24  Somalia  Islamists seized port of Kismayo Oct.10  Congo  DR Congo children 'still armed' Oct.19  Mosul  Suicide bomber, clashes kill 20 in Mosul Nov.16   Sudan Sudan 'backs' Darfur force plan   Sudan has agreed in principle to allow a joint UN and African Union peacekeeping force into Darfur Dec.20  Somalia  Heavy fighting erupts Dec.21   Somalia   Somalis 'at war' with Ethiopia  The leader of the Union of Islamic Courts says they are in a state of war with Ethiopia Dec.22   Sudan Sudan agrees to U.N. peacekeeping plan Dec.24   Somalia Ethiopian jets bomb Somalia areas Dec.26  Somalia  Islamic forces retreat Dec.27   Somalia 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 e...
Dec.28  Somalia  Mogadishu falls to government troops Dec.31   Somalia Militia abandon last major stronghold




Africa, 2006 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.23  Kenya  Many trapped in Nairobi collapse Feb.3   Egypt Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea
  An aging passenger ferry loaded to near capacity with dozens of vehicles sank. 100 survivors had been rescued
Feb.3   Egypt Hopes dim for ferry missing Feb.4  Egypt  Officials: Fire made ferry sink Feb.8   Nigeria Deadly bird flu found Mar.23  Cameroon  Boat sinks; 127 feared drowned May.12   Nigeria Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200   Vandals are thought to have caused the explosion on the outskirts of the city of Lagos; all of them were killed Aug.20  Egypt  Train crash kills 57 Oct.29   Nigeria Sultan among crash dead   Boeing 737, with 104 on board, crashed near the Abuja airport shortly after takeoff and burst into flames Dec.18   Senegal Migrant boat capsized twice; 80 die Dec.26   Nigeria Pipeline explosion kills at least 260
  A massive explosion and fire ignited as crowds carried away buckets of fuel from a tapped fuel pipeline.    Extreme heat has prevented rescuers from recovering bodie. The fire burned f...




Africa, 2006 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2006 May.12   Nigeria Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200   Vandals are thought to have caused the explosion on the outskirts of the city of Lagos; all of them were killed Oct.16   Malawi Madonna baby flies out of Malawi
  A plane carrying 13-month-old David Banda that pop star is seeking to adopt has taken off from the country
Nov.22  Nigeria  Kidnapped British oil worker dies in rescue Dec.26   Nigeria Pipeline explosion kills at least 260
  A massive explosion and fire ignited as crowds carried away buckets of fuel from a tapped fuel pipeline.    Extreme heat has prevented rescuers from recovering bodie. The fire burned f...




Africa, 2006 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.10  Egypt  Hosts won African Nations Cup



Africa, 2006 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2006 Mar.19  Somalia  US captures 13 'pirates' Apr.3  Sierra Leone  Taylor appears in war crimes case Apr.14  Egypt  Attacks on churches: 1 dead Apr.24   Egypt Three bombs rip through resort
  23 people, including 3 foreigners, were killed and 62 others were wounded in in the Red Sea town of Dahab.    The blasts took place about 7:15 p.m. at 2 cafeterias and a supermarket. 42 of the wounded are Egyptian and 3 are members ...
May.8   Johannesburg   Zuma acquitted in rape case
  A judge acquitted former Deputy President on charges he raped an HIV-positive family friend.    The decision is keeping alive the political Zuma's hopes recently seen as the country's next president 2,...
Jun.23   Somalia Swedish cameraman shot dead Jul.27   Arab Countries   Al-Qaeda 'to avenge Israel deeds'  Ayman al-Zawahiri has said the militant network will respond to attacks on Muslims in Lebanon and Gaza Jul.28  Somalia  Government minister assassinated Sep.18  Somalia  Car bomb attack kills 8 Sep.20   South Africa S. Africa drops Zuma graft charges Nov.22  Nigeria  Kidnapped British oil worker dies in rescue Dec.12  Ethiopia  Ex-dictator convicted of genocide Dec.19   Libya HIV medics condemned to death   A court convicted 5 Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor of deliberately infecting 400 children with the virus



Africa, 2006 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.16   Liberia First Africa woman leader sworn in
Jan.18   Ivory Coast President calls for calm Jan.22   Sudan Sudan dispute dogs African summit Feb.10  Egypt  Pharaonic tomb find Feb.17  Eastern Libya  10 die in cartoon clash at consulate Feb.25   Uganda Museveni won presidential race Mar.4   Arab Countries al-Zawahiri condemns cartoons Mar.29   Nigeria   Taylor on flight back to Liberia
  Former Liberian President was captured while trying to flee his home in exile as he tried to cross into Chad
Apr.30  Nigeria  Darfur peace talks extended May.5   Nigeria Main parties sign Darfur accord
  The Sudanese government and the largest rebel group have signed a deal aimed at ending 3 years of conflict.    The deal, brokered by the African Union, calls for the disbandment of rebel forces an...
Jul.29   Congo Congo goes to polls first time in decades  17,000 U.N. troops and 2,000 European Union troops -- is on standby Aug.26  Uganda  Uganda and LRA rebels sign truce Sep.14   Arab Countries   Muslims blast pope's Islam speech
  Muslim leaders have condemned Benedict over comments he made about Islam in Germany and demanded he apologize
 In his speech at the University of Regensburg, Benedict quoted criticism of Islam by Byzantine Emperor, who wrote that everything Mohammad brought was evil , 'such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.' Muslim Brotherhood called on Islamic countries to threaten to break off relations with the Vatican. And a top Turkey religious figure suggested the pope should reconsider a trip to Turkey.
Oct.10  Congo  DR Congo children 'still armed' Oct.22   Sudan Sudan expels U.N. envoy for blog   The government gave Jan Pronk, who has openly criticized Khartoum as well as rebels, three days to leave Oct.31   South Africa Botha, bastion of white rule, dies  Former President P.W. Botha was the defiant face of white rule at the height of the anti-apartheid struggle Nov.1  South Africa  Mandela pays tribute to Botha Nov.14  South Africa  S Africa approves same-sex unions Nov.15   Congo Kabila named winner of vote   Incumbent President was declared the winner of tense runoff election, defeating his ex-rebel leader rival Nov.16  Congo  Poll loser rejects result Nov.16   Sudan Sudan 'backs' Darfur force plan   Sudan has agreed in principle to allow a joint UN and African Union peacekeeping force into Darfur Dec.19   Libya HIV medics condemned to death   A court convicted 5 Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor of deliberately infecting 400 children with the virus Dec.22   Sudan Sudan agrees to U.N. peacekeeping plan