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B. 10-14 Four die when cargo plane plunges into sea Abidjan airport, Ivory Coast
C. 10-07 Ghana gas station explosions kill number of people Legon, Accra, Ghana
D. 09-15 Boat sinking leaves 33 dead - emergency services Lolo, Kebbi, Northern Nigeria
4. 08-16 Burials for Sierra Leone mudslide victims Regent, Sierra Leone
08-15 At least 600 still missing in Freetown mudslide Regent, Sierra Leone
G. 07-15 'Eight dead' in wall collapse at Senegal's Demba Dior Demba Diop, Dakar, Senegal
H. 06-01 Over 40 people 'die of thirst' in Sahara Desert Dirkou, Niger
I. 05-12 Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo Bas-Uele, Congo
J. 03-19 Ghana waterfall: Many dead in Kintampo freak tree accident Kintampo, Ghana

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year 2017 Top ^

Oct.14  Four die when cargo plane plunges into sea
Oct.7  Ghana gas station explosions kill number of people
Sep.15  Boat sinking leaves 33 dead - emergency services
Aug.16
Aug.15  
  Sierra Leone: At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone's capital
Jul.15  'Eight dead' in wall collapse at Senegal's Demba Dior Jun.1  Over 40 people 'die of thirst' in Sahara Desert May.12  Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo Mar.19  Ghana waterfall: Many dead in Kintampo freak tree accident

year 2016 Top ^

Dec.10  Nigeria Uyo: Scores dead in church collapse Jul.18  Nigeria Boko Haram: Children starving, warns Unicef Jun.15  Niger says 34 migrants found dead in Sahara Desert Apr.16  Tenerife building collapse death toll rises Feb.18  Ghana bus crash near Kintampo kills at least 71 Jan.22  Zika virus travel warnings spread to Africa and Oceania Jan.14  New Ebola case emerges in Sierra Leone

year 2015 Top ^

Dec.28  Guinea to be declared free of Ebola virus Dec.24   Nigeria gas explosion kills more than 100 people   Scores of people are reported killed in an explosion at an industrial gas plant in southern Nigeria Nov.16  Guinea's last Ebola patient released from care in Conakry Aug.31  Hurricane Fred hits Cape Verde archipelago with flooding, downed trees Jul.31  Ebola vaccine is 'potential game-changer' Jun.4 Ghana petrol station inferno kills 150 in Accra
Feb.28  VP of Sierra Leone put himself into quarantine Jan.6 Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal. Nigeria Delta

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.29     Scotland confirms case of Ebola   Health officials in Glasgow, Scotland, have confirmed a case. The patient is a health care worker who returned from Sierra Leone Dec.1  More economic woe for Ebola nations Nov.27  Hollande to visit Ebola-hit Guinea Nov.26  Ebola vaccine trial 'promising' Nov.12 Mali reports 2 new Ebola deaths in capital
Nov.11  Mali confirms second Ebola death Nov.7 MSF confirms Liberia Ebola decline Oct.29 Ebola quarantine test looms in US. New England Ebola crisis: Infections 'slowing in Liberia' Oct.28 US hails West Africa Ebola progress. Liberia Ebola outbreak: World Bank chief appeals for volunteers. Global  Australia bans travel from Ebola zones Oct.27  US advises against Ebola isolation Oct.25 US nurse criticises quarantine treatment. New Jersey     Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000
  The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report.
Oct.24 'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl
Two US Ebola nurses free of virus. Dallas Oct.23     NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive   Manhattan: A New York doctor who recently returned from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa has tested positive for the disease First Ebola case in Mali confirmed Oct.22  WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks Oct.19 Spanish nurse Ebola test negative. Madrid Oct.17  Ebola crisis: No impact from pledges of help Oct.16  Ebola crisis: UN launches urgent appeal for donations  Nurse may have had symptoms of Ebola earlier  Ebola: WHO focuses on preventing regional spread Oct.15 Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse. Dallas Oct.14  Ebola death toll 'rises to 4,447' Oct.12  Mistake blamed for US Ebola spread Positive Ebola test at US hospital. Dallas Oct.11  UK expects 'handful' of Ebola cases Oct.10 Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000. Liberia  New York's JFK airport to start Ebola checks Oct.9  Ebola is 'entrenched and accelerating' in West Africa Oct.8  Ebola virus: Spanish protests as nurse's dog is put down  US Ebola patient dies in hospital  Sierra Leone burial crews reportedly on strike Oct.7  Spain monitors Ebola nurse contacts Oct.6  Spain investigates Ebola infection     Nurse infected with Ebola in Spain Map of Madrid  Madrid: The Spanish health minister has confirmed that a nurse who treated a victim of Ebola in Madrid has tested positive for the disease Oct.1  Ebola: 'Five S Leone cases per hour' Sep.30   First Ebola case diagnosed in the US Map of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas USA  Dallas: Officials at a hospital say the unidentified man is being kept in isolation. He is thought to have contracted the virus in Liberia Sep.27  20 dead when minibus strikes land mine Sep.26   W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000'
  The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says
Sep.23  CDC: Ebola cases could reach at least 550,000 by January Sep.21  Sierra Leone lockdown declared 'success' Sep.16  Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat' Sep.15  Barack Obama 'to pledge US troops to fight virus' Sep.5   Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown  Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak - has announced a four-day lockdown to try to tackle the disea... Sep.3  Ebola virus has killed more than 1,900 Aug.27  Ebola outbreak: US official says epidemic will worsen Aug.24  DR Congo confirms two Ebola deaths Aug.17 Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit
Aug.6 Liberia's president declares state of emergency over Ebola Jul.29  Body of 'apparent stowaway' found in U.S. Air Force plane Jul.26  UN finds second black box of Air Algerie jet Jul.25  'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash Jul.24  Algeria passenger plane wreckage found in Mali   Air Algerie says missing plane likely crashed in Mali Map of Gossi Mali
  An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in Mali.    Flight AH 5017, chartered from Spanish airline Swiftair, was carrying 110 passenge...
Jun.26  'Drastic action' needed on Ebola Mar.25  Guinea bans bats to curb Ebola virus Mar.22   Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths' Map of southern Guinea Guinea
  The virus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever now believed to have killed nearly 60 people in southern Guinea


year 2013 Top ^

Oct.30 Bodies of migrants found in Niger
Sep.28  Nigeria river boat accident kills 42, 100 missing Jan.1     Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede   Ivory Coast: A New Year's Eve fireworks display turned from celebration to tragedy when 60 people -- most of them women and children -- were crushed to d...

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.26  Lagos Island fireworks blaze kills at least one Nov.7 Shop building collapses in Ghana
Jun.4  Pilot signaled trouble moments before crash Jun.3   Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building Map of Lagos Nigeria  Nigeria: All dead in Nigeria plane crash. At least 162 people were thought to be on board Jun.2  Ghana plane 'crashes into bus'

year 2011 Top ^

Aug.28  Nigeria floods kill 20 in Ibadan Feb.21  Stampede in Bamako 'kills dozens' Feb.12  Nigeria rally stampede kills 11

year 2010 Top ^

Sep.24 Flooding displaces more than 2 million
. Northern Nigeria Aug.29 Niger flooding displaces nearly 200,000

year 2009 Top ^

Sep.20  Firm agrees Ivorian waste payouts Sep.8     600,000 hit by flooding  U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: The worst hit have been Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ghana and Niger

year 2008 Top ^

Nov.15  At least 60 die in bus crash

year 2007 Top ^

Sep.15   Flood misery hits arc of Africa
  An estimated one million people across Africa have been hit by rains which have destroyed crops, burst dams and left dozens dead Aug.3  Boat capsizes, 50 drowned, 100 missing

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.26 Pipeline explosion kills at least 260
  Nigeria: A massive explosion and fire ignited as crowds carried away buckets of fuel from a tapped fuel pipeline Dec.18 Migrant boat capsized twice; 80 die
. Senegal Oct.29   Sultan among crash dead   Nigeria: Boeing 737, with 104 on board, crashed near the Abuja airport shortly after takeoff and burst into flames May.12 Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200   Nigeria: Vandals are thought to have caused the explosion on the outskirts of the city of Lagos; all of them were killed Feb.8 Deadly bird flu found. Nigeria

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.10   Jet crashes in flames. 100 killed   Nigeria: A passenger jet crashed on landing at the airport in the city of Port Harcourt. At least 56 people were killed Oct.23 No survivors in crash
. Nigeria Oct.22   Jet has crashed after takeoff   Nigeria: The Boeing 737 with 116 people on board disappeared from radar shortly after taking off from Lagos Jul.18   Children starving to death  Niger: 3.6m people in Niger face severe food shortages caused by a drought and a plague of locusts

year 2004 Top ^

Nov.10 Foreigners flee Ivory Coast


year 2003 Top ^

Jun.21  105 killed in oil blast Feb.2  'Many dead' in Lagos blast

year 2002 Top ^

Sep.27   1,800 people died as ferry sinks
  Senegal: The Atlantic Ocean ferry Joola carrying almost 800 passengers and crew has sunk in a fierce storm Sep.25  U.S. students evacuated May.4  Aircraft with 75 people crashed Jan.28 Lagos blasts leave 500 dead  Nigeria: killed as a result of a series of huge explosions at an army munitions dump

year 2001 Top ^

May.9  125 killed in soccer crush


Ghana petrol station inferno kills 150 in Accra   Scotland confirms case of Ebola   Health officials in Glasgow, Scotland, have confirmed a case. The patient is a health care worker who returned from Sierra Leone Mali reports 2 new Ebola deaths in capital MSF confirms Liberia Ebola decline Ebola quarantine test looms in US. New England Ebola crisis: Infections 'slowing in Liberia' US hails West Africa Ebola progress. Liberia Ebola outbreak: World Bank chief appeals for volunteers. Global US nurse criticises quarantine treatment. New Jersey   Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000




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Dec.26  Lagos Island fireworks blaze kills at least one




West Africa, Disasters Highway Disaster Timeline ... See World Highway Disaster timeline Top ^
2016
Feb.18  Ghana bus crash near Kintampo kills at least 71
2008
Nov.15  At least 60 die in bus crash




West Africa, Disasters Health Disaster Timeline ... See World Health Disaster timeline Top ^
2017
May.12  Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo
2016
Jan.22  Zika virus travel warnings spread to Africa and Oceania
Jan.14  New Ebola case emerges in Sierra Leone
2015
Dec.28  Guinea to be declared free of Ebola virus
Nov.16  Guinea's last Ebola patient released from care in Conakry
Jul.31  Ebola vaccine is 'potential game-changer'
Feb.28  VP of Sierra Leone put himself into quarantine
2014
Dec.29
Dec.1  More economic woe for Ebola nations
Nov.27  Hollande to visit Ebola-hit Guinea
Nov.26  Ebola vaccine trial 'promising'
Nov.12
Nov.11  Mali confirms second Ebola death
Nov.7
Oct.29
Oct.29
Oct.28
Oct.28
Oct.28  Australia bans travel from Ebola zones
Oct.27  US advises against Ebola isolation
Oct.25
Oct.25
  The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report.
Oct.24 'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl
Oct.24 Two US Ebola nurses free of virus. Dallas Oct.23   NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive   Manhattan: A New York doctor who recently returned from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa has tested positive for the disease Oct.23 First Ebola case in Mali confirmed Oct.22  WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks Oct.19 Spanish nurse Ebola test negative. Madrid Oct.17  Ebola crisis: No impact from pledges of help Oct.16  Ebola crisis: UN launches urgent appeal for donations Oct.16  Nurse may have had symptoms of Ebola earlier Oct.16  Ebola: WHO focuses on preventing regional spread Oct.15 Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse. Dallas Oct.14  Ebola death toll 'rises to 4,447' Oct.12  Mistake blamed for US Ebola spread Oct.12 Positive Ebola test at US hospital. Dallas Oct.11  UK expects 'handful' of Ebola cases Oct.10 Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000. Liberia Oct.10  New York's JFK airport to start Ebola checks Oct.9  Ebola is 'entrenched and accelerating' in West Africa Oct.8  Ebola virus: Spanish protests as nurse's dog is put down Oct.8  US Ebola patient dies in hospital Oct.8  Sierra Leone burial crews reportedly on strike Oct.7  Spain monitors Ebola nurse contacts Oct.6  Spain investigates Ebola infection Oct.6   Nurse infected with Ebola in Spain Map of Madrid  Madrid: The Spanish health minister has confirmed that a nurse who treated a victim of Ebola in Madrid has tested positive for the disease Oct.1  Ebola: 'Five S Leone cases per hour' Sep.30 First Ebola case diagnosed in the US Map of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas USA  Dallas: Officials at a hospital say the unidentified man is being kept in isolation. He is thought to have contracted the virus in Liberia Sep.26 W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000'
  The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says
Sep.23  CDC: Ebola cases could reach at least 550,000 by January Sep.21  Sierra Leone lockdown declared 'success' Sep.16  Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat' Sep.15  Barack Obama 'to pledge US troops to fight virus' Sep.5 Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown  Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak - has announced a four-day lockdown to try to tackle the disea... Sep.3  Ebola virus has killed more than 1,900 Aug.27  Ebola outbreak: US official says epidemic will worsen Aug.24  DR Congo confirms two Ebola deaths Aug.17 Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit
Aug.6 Liberia's president declares state of emergency over Ebola Jun.26  'Drastic action' needed on Ebola Mar.25  Guinea bans bats to curb Ebola virus Mar.22 Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths' Map of southern Guinea Guinea
  The virus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever now believed to have killed nearly 60 people in southern Guinea
2006 Feb.8 Deadly bird flu found. Nigeria



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2017 Sep.15  Boat sinking leaves 33 dead - emergency services 2013 Sep.28  Nigeria river boat accident kills 42, 100 missing 2007 Aug.3  Boat capsizes, 50 drowned, 100 missing 2006 Dec.18 Migrant boat capsized twice; 80 die
. Senegal 2002 Sep.27 1,800 people died as ferry sinks
  Senegal: The Atlantic Ocean ferry Joola carrying almost 800 passengers and crew has sunk in a fierce storm



West Africa, Disasters Power Outage Timeline ... See World Power Outage timeline Top ^
2003 Jun.21  105 killed in oil blast



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2015 Aug.31  Hurricane Fred hits Cape Verde archipelago with flooding, downed trees



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2017 Aug.16 Burials for Sierra Leone mudslide victims
Aug.15 At least 600 still missing in Freetown mudslide Map of Regent Sierra Leone
  Sierra Leone: At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone's capital




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2011 Aug.28  Nigeria floods kill 20 in Ibadan 2010 Sep.24 Flooding displaces more than 2 million
. Northern Nigeria Aug.29 Niger flooding displaces nearly 200,000 2009 Sep.8   600,000 hit by flooding  U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: The worst hit have been Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ghana and Niger 2007 Sep.15 Flood misery hits arc of Africa   An estimated one million people across Africa have been hit by rains which have destroyed crops, burst dams and left dozens dead



West Africa, Disasters Stampede Timeline ... See World Stampede timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.1   Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede   Ivory Coast: A New Year's Eve fireworks display turned from celebration to tragedy when 60 people -- most of them women and children -- were crushed to d... 2011 Feb.21  Stampede in Bamako 'kills dozens' Feb.12  Nigeria rally stampede kills 11 2001 May.9  125 killed in soccer crush



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2017 Oct.14  Four die when cargo plane plunges into sea 2014 Jul.29  Body of 'apparent stowaway' found in U.S. Air Force plane Jul.26  UN finds second black box of Air Algerie jet Jul.25  'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash Jul.24  Algeria passenger plane wreckage found in Mali Jul.24 Air Algerie says missing plane likely crashed in Mali
Map of Gossi Mali
  An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in Mali.    Flight AH 5017, chartered from Spanish airline Swiftair, was carrying 110 passenge...
2012 Jun.4  Pilot signaled trouble moments before crash Jun.3 Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building Map of Lagos Nigeria  Nigeria: All dead in Nigeria plane crash. At least 162 people were thought to be on board Jun.2  Ghana plane 'crashes into bus' 2006 Oct.29 Sultan among crash dead   Nigeria: Boeing 737, with 104 on board, crashed near the Abuja airport shortly after takeoff and burst into flames 2005 Dec.10 Jet crashes in flames. 100 killed   Nigeria: A passenger jet crashed on landing at the airport in the city of Port Harcourt. At least 56 people were killed Oct.23 No survivors in crash. Nigeria Oct.22 Jet has crashed after takeoff   Nigeria: The Boeing 737 with 116 people on board disappeared from radar shortly after taking off from Lagos 2002 May.4  Aircraft with 75 people crashed



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2015 Jan.6 Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal
. Nigeria Delta 2009 Sep.20  Firm agrees Ivorian waste payouts



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2017 Jul.15  'Eight dead' in wall collapse at Senegal's Demba Dior 2016 Dec.10  Nigeria Uyo: Scores dead in church collapse Apr.16  Tenerife building collapse death toll rises 2012 Nov.7 Shop building collapses in Ghana




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2016 Jul.18  Nigeria Boko Haram: Children starving, warns Unicef 2005 Jul.18 Children starving to death  Niger: 3.6m people in Niger face severe food shortages caused by a drought and a plague of locusts



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2004 Nov.10 Foreigners flee Ivory Coast




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2002 Sep.25  U.S. students evacuated



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2013 Oct.30 Bodies of migrants found in Niger




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2017 Oct.7  Ghana gas station explosions kill number of people 2015 Dec.24 Nigeria gas explosion kills more than 100 people   Scores of people are reported killed in an explosion at an industrial gas plant in southern Nigeria 2014 Sep.27  20 dead when minibus strikes land mine 2006 Dec.26 Pipeline explosion kills at least 260   Nigeria: A massive explosion and fire ignited as crowds carried away buckets of fuel from a tapped fuel pipeline May.12 Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200   Nigeria: Vandals are thought to have caused the explosion on the outskirts of the city of Lagos; all of them were killed 2003 Feb.2  'Many dead' in Lagos blast 2002 Jan.28 Lagos blasts leave 500 dead  Nigeria: killed as a result of a series of huge explosions at an army munitions dump