Somali Timeline

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Somali Timeline
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Timeline: Somalia, 1527-1889

The Horn of Africa has been home to Somalis since ancient times. 13th-17th centuries РAjuran Sultanate dominates much of the Horn of Africa before collapsing into rival regional sultanates.
1934
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Timeline: Somalia, 1934-1972

1934 Dec 5, Italian and Ethiopian troops clashed at the Ualual on disputed Somali-Ethiopian border.
1972
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Timeline: Somalia, 1972-1984

1974 – Somalia joins the Arab League. 1974-75 – Severe drought causes widespread starvation.
1991
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Timeline: Somalia, 1991-1999

1991 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.
2000
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Timeline: Somalia, 2000-2017

Promoting entrepreneurship in post-conflict Somalia
2000 August – Clan leaders and senior figures meeting in Djibouti elect Abdulkassim Salat Hassan president of Somalia.
2014
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Djibouti country profile Timeline

Lying 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.