Timeline: Somalia, 1934-19721934 Dec 5, Italian and Ethiopian troops clashed at the Ualual on disputed Somali-Ethiopian border.
Timeline: Somalia, 1972-19841974 – Somalia joins the Arab League. 1974-75 – Severe drought causes widespread starvation.
Timeline: Somalia, 1991-19991991 Jan 27, Muhammad Siad Barre, the dictator of the Somali Democratic Republic since 1969, fled Mogadishu as rebels overran his palace and captured the Somali capital.
Timeline: Somalia, 2000-20172000 August – Clan leaders and senior figures meeting in Djibouti elect Abdulkassim Salat Hassan president of Somalia.
Djibouti country profile TimelineLying on the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, the tiny African nation of Djibouti serves as a gateway to the Suez Canal, one of the world’s busiest shipping routes.
Timeline: Somalia Profile Fast FactsLocation Situated at the tip of East Africa, bordered by the Indian Ocean, Somalia (637,657 km²) borders the west of Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya.