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CDC: Ebola cases could reach at least 550,000 by January Sierra Leone lockdown declared 'success' 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... Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit Liberia's president declares state of emergency over Ebola 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 Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths'   The virus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever now believed to have killed nearly 60 people in southern Gui... Algeria plane crash 'kills scores' Major fire closes Nairobi airport Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building UN to declare famine in Somalia Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor Minaret collapse kills 41 Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard Cholera deaths near 500 Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea Report: Up to 70,000 dead in Darfur More than 2,000 killed in 6.7 quake 1,800 people died as ferry sinks
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1. 10-01 Ebola: 'Five S Leone cases per hour' Sierra Leone
C. 09-27 20 dead when minibus strikes land mine Bissora, Guinea-Bissau
D. 09-27 Girl, 7, killed in explosion of small mud crater Macalube, Sicily
4. 09-27 Doctor treats Ebola with HIV drug in Liberia Tubmanburg, Liberia
5. 09-27 Liberia's chief medical officer under Ebola quarantine Liberia
09-26 W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000' West Africa
H. 09-25 Sierra Leone widens Ebola quarantine Port Loko, Sierra Leone
8. 09-23 CDC: Ebola cases could reach at least 550,000 by January West Africa
9. 09-21 Sierra Leone lockdown declared 'success' Sierra Leone

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Ebola: 'Five S Leone cases per hour'
Yesterday   Sierra Leone
  A leading charity has warned that a rate of five new cases an hour in Sierra Leone means healthcare demands are far outstripping supply
Sat.   Guinea-Bissau
Fri.   West Africa
  The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says

Sep. 23   West Africa
Sep. 21   Sierra Leone
Sep. 5   Sierra Leone
Aug.17   Liberia
Aug.6   Liberia
Jul.24   Mali
Mar.22   Guinea
Feb.11   Algeria


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Feb.26   Egypt


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October 2014 ... more > Top ^
Yesterday   Sierra Leone  
  A leading charity has warned that a rate of five new cases an hour in Sierra Leone means healthcare demands are far outstripping supply


September 2014 ... more > Top ^
Sat.   Guinea-Bissau 20 dead when minibus strikes land mine   The bus was traveling between the towns of Bissora and Encheia in the north of the country when the explosion occurred   Sicily Girl, 7, killed in explosion of small mud crater
  Liberia Doctor treats Ebola with HIV drug in Liberia   Liberia Liberia's chief medical officer under Ebola quarantine Fri.   West Africa     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. 25   Sierra Leone Sierra Leone widens Ebola quarantine
Sep. 23   West Africa     CDC: Ebola cases could reach at least 550,000 by January   The number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could rise to between 550,000 and 1.4 million by January Sep. 21   Sierra Leone     Sierra Leone lockdown declared 'success'  A three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has been declared a success by authorities  Libya  Ship saves 55 migrants off Libya; several die Sep. 19  Guinea  8 killed in Guinea town over Ebola fears Sep. 18  West Africa  Ebola survivors' blood sells on black market Sep. 17  West Africa  Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies' Sep. 12  Nigeria  Nigeria preacher's guesthouse collapses, killing three Sep. 9  Uganda  Baby boy with eight limbs progressing well after operation  Liberia  Ebola outbreak 'threatens Liberia's national existence' Sep. 8  Liberia  Liberia 'faces huge Ebola surge'  Sierra Leone  WHO doctor contracts Ebola virus Sep. 6  Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone's Ebola lockdown will not help, says MSF Sep. 5   Sierra Leone   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 disease
Sep. 3   West Africa Ebola virus has killed more than 1,900
 Eastern Libya  Figther jet crashes in eastern Libyan city,

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Aug.24   Congo DR Congo confirms two Ebola deaths
Aug.17   Liberia Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit Map of West Point Monrovia Liberia  A quarantine centre for suspected Ebola patients in the Liberian capital Monrovia has been attacked and looted by protesters, police say Aug.6   Liberia   Liberia's president declares state of emergency over Ebola  President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has declared a state of emergency in the West African nation amid an Ebola outbreak that shows no signs of s...

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Jul.24   Mali Algeria passenger plane wreckage found in Mali
  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 passengers and six crew. Contact was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou


March 2014 ... more > Top ^
Mar.22   Guinea   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


February 2014 ... more > Top ^
Feb.21   Tunisia 11 killed as Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia
Feb.16   Johannesburg SA miners freed from collapsed pit Feb.11   Algeria Algeria plane crash 'kills scores'   An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in mountains in the north-east of the country with 103 passengers and crew on board Feb.6  Sicily  More than 1,100 asylum seekers rescued off Italian coast Feb.5   Johannesburg Bodies found in South Africa mine

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.30   Namibia Namibia finds Mozambique plane wreck
Nov.19   South Africa 40 feared trapped in South Africa building collapse Oct.30   Niger Bodies of migrants found in Niger Sep.28  Nigeria  Nigeria river boat accident kills 42, 100 missing Aug.24  Damascus  MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims' Aug.10  Morocco  16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash Aug.6   Kenya Major fire closes Nairobi airport Map of Nairobi Kenya  The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated Mar.30  Tanzania  Tanzania collapse 'leaves 17 dead' Feb.26   Egypt Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt
Map of Luxor Egypt  Hot air balloon exploded over the city of Luxor. Eighteen tourists were killed when the balloon dropped almost 300 meters Jan.1   Ivory Coast Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede

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Nov.17   Egypt Egypt bus-train crash kills 50 children
Nov.7   Ghana Shop building collapses in Ghana Jun.3   Nigeria   Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building   All dead in Nigeria plane crash. At least 162 people were thought to be on board Mar.4  Congo  Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60

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Sep.12  Kenya  Dozens die in pipeline fire Sep.10  Tanzania  Scores die as Zanzibar ship sinks Sep.5   Somalia Somalia famine 'may kill 750,000'
Aug.3  Somalia  Somalia's famine reaches into Mogadishu Jul.19   Somalia   UN to declare famine in Somalia  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

year 2010 Top ^

Sep.24  Nigeria  Flooding displaces more than 2 million Aug.29  Niger  Niger flooding displaces nearly 200,000 Jul.3   Congo Hundreds killed in oil tanker explosion
May.12   Libya   Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor Map of Tripoli Libya  92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly Afriqiyah Airways crash Feb.19   Morocco Minaret collapse kills 41   A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers

year 2009 Top ^

Sep.8   West Africa 600,000 hit by flooding
Jun.30   Comoros Child found alive after Indian Ocean plane crash Jun.29   Comoros   Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard  A Yemeni jetliner en route to Moroni has crashed in the Indian Ocean an hour before reaching its destination, Moroni, the capital of Comoros Mar.31  Libya  Hundreds feared drowned off Libya Mar.6   Zimbabwe PM's wife killed in car crash

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.18  Zimbabwe  Cholera deaths pass 1,000 Dec.2   Zimbabwe     Cholera deaths near 500  More than 11,700 cases of cholera have been recorded since August Jun.10   Sudan 28 dead as fire engulfs plane
Apr.16  Congo  Plane crash kills 38; others missing

year 2007 Top ^

Oct.3   South Africa 3,200 workers trapped in gold mine
Sep.15   West Africa Flood misery hits arc of Africa May.5   Cameroon Jet with 100 aboard crashes

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.26   Nigeria Pipeline explosion kills at least 260
Dec.18  Senegal  Migrant boat capsized twice; 80 die Oct.29  Nigeria  Sultan among crash dead May.12  Nigeria  Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200 Feb.8  Nigeria  Deadly bird flu found Feb.3  Egypt  Hopes dim for ferry missing   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

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.10  Nigeria  Jet crashes in flames. 100 killed Oct.23  Nigeria  No survivors in crash Oct.22  Nigeria  Jet has crashed after takeoff Jul.31  Sudan  VP Garang 'dies in crash' Jul.18  Niger  Children starving to death

year 2004 Top ^

Nov.10  Ivory Coast  Foreigners flee Ivory Coast Oct.17   Darfur   Report: Up to 70,000 dead in Darfur  The WHO: Up to 70,000 refugees have died since March 1 due to various causes, including diseases and malnutrition Oct.4  Tunisia  Many drown as migrant ship sinks Feb.23  Morocco  Quake kills 600 Jan.2  Egypt  Airliner crashes into Red Sea

year 2003 Top ^

May.21   Algeria   More than 2,000 killed in 6.7 quake  51,000 homeless and 8,626 injured. Survivors accused the government of turning a blind eye to shoddy construction May.9  Congo  Passengers sucked out of plane Mar.6  Algeria  Plane crashes, killing 102

year 2002 Top ^

Sep.27   Senegal   1,800 people died as ferry sinks  The Atlantic Ocean ferry Joola carrying almost 800 passengers and crew has sunk in a fierce storm May.28  Libya  Libya offers $2.7bn to Lockerbie families Jan.28   Nigeria Lagos blasts leave 500 dead
Jan.19  Congo  Half of the city has been burned Jan.18  Congo  Volcano kills 45 people

year 2001 Top ^

Nov.10  Algeria  Hundreds dead in floods May.9  Ghana  125 killed in soccer crush Apr.11  South Africa  43 die in soccer stampede Feb.25  Mozambique  80,000 at risk from floods

year 2000 Top ^

Mar.14  Mozambique  Floods move deadly mines


Major fire closes Nairobi airport Map of Nairobi Kenya  The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated More than 2,000 killed in 6.7 quake  51,000 homeless and 8,626 injured. Survivors accused the government of turning a blind eye to shoddy construction Egypt bus-train crash kills 50 children PM's wife killed in car crash   Ebola: 'Five S Leone cases per hour'




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2013
Aug.6   Kenya
2011
Sep.12  Kenya  Dozens die in pipeline fire




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2004
Feb.23  Morocco  Quake kills 600
2003
May.21   Algeria




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2013
Aug.10  Morocco  16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash
2012
Nov.17   Egypt
2009
Mar.6   Zimbabwe




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2014
Yesterday   Sierra Leone
  A leading charity has warned that a rate of five new cases an hour in Sierra Leone means healthcare demands are far outstripping supply
Sat.   Liberia Doctor treats Ebola with HIV drug in Liberia Sat.   Liberia Liberia's chief medical officer under Ebola quarantine Fri.   West Africa   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   West Africa   CDC: Ebola cases could reach at least 550,000 by January
  The number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could rise to between 550,000 and 1.4 million by January Sep. 21   Sierra Leone   Sierra Leone lockdown declared 'success'
  A three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has been declared a success by authorities Sep. 19  Guinea  8 killed in Guinea town over Ebola fears Sep. 18  West Africa  Ebola survivors' blood sells on black market Sep. 17  West Africa  Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies' Sep. 9  Uganda  Baby boy with eight limbs progressing well after operation Sep. 9  Liberia  Ebola outbreak 'threatens Liberia's national existence' Sep. 8  Liberia  Liberia 'faces huge Ebola surge' Sep. 8  Sierra Leone  WHO doctor contracts Ebola virus Sep. 6  Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone's Ebola lockdown will not help, says MSF Sep. 5   Sierra Leone 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 disease
Sep. 3   West Africa Ebola virus has killed more than 1,900
Aug.24   Congo DR Congo confirms two Ebola deaths Aug.17   Liberia Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit Map of West Point Monrovia Liberia  A quarantine centre for suspected Ebola patients in the Liberian capital Monrovia has been attacked and looted by protesters, police say Aug.6   Liberia Liberia's president declares state of emergency over Ebola  President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has declared a state of emergency in the West African nation amid an Ebola outbreak that shows no signs of s... Mar.22   Guinea 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
2013 Aug.24  Damascus  MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims' 2008 Dec.18  Zimbabwe  Cholera deaths pass 1,000 Dec.2   Zimbabwe   Cholera deaths near 500  More than 11,700 cases of cholera have been recorded since August 2006 Feb.8  Nigeria  Deadly bird flu found



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2014 Sep. 21  Libya  Ship saves 55 migrants off Libya; several die Feb.6  Sicily  More than 1,100 asylum seekers rescued off Italian coast 2013 Sep.28  Nigeria  Nigeria river boat accident kills 42, 100 missing 2011 Sep.10  Tanzania  Scores die as Zanzibar ship sinks 2009 Mar.31  Libya  Hundreds feared drowned off Libya 2006 Dec.18  Senegal  Migrant boat capsized twice; 80 die 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 2004 Oct.4  Tunisia  Many drown as migrant ship sinks 2002 Sep.27   Senegal 1,800 people died as ferry sinks  The Atlantic Ocean ferry Joola carrying almost 800 passengers and crew has sunk in a fierce storm



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2002 Jan.19  Congo  Half of the city has been burned Jan.18  Congo  Volcano kills 45 people



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2014 Feb.16   Johannesburg SA miners freed from collapsed pit
Feb.5   Johannesburg Bodies found in South Africa mine 2007 Oct.3   South Africa 3,200 workers trapped in gold mine



Africa, Disasters Weather Related Timeline ... See World Weather Related timeline Top ^
2014 Sep. 25   Sierra Leone Sierra Leone widens Ebola quarantine




Africa, Disasters Flood Timeline ... See World Flood timeline Top ^
2010 Sep.24  Nigeria  Flooding displaces more than 2 million Aug.29  Niger  Niger flooding displaces nearly 200,000 2009 Sep.8   West Africa 600,000 hit by flooding
2007 Sep.15   West Africa Flood misery hits arc of Africa 2001 Nov.10  Algeria  Hundreds dead in floods Feb.25  Mozambique  80,000 at risk from floods 2000 Mar.14  Mozambique  Floods move deadly mines



Africa, Disasters Stampede Timeline ... See World Stampede timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.1   Ivory Coast Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede
2001 May.9  Ghana  125 killed in soccer crush Apr.11  South Africa  43 die in soccer stampede



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2014 Sep. 3  Eastern Libya  Figther jet crashes in eastern Libyan city, Jul.24   Mali Algeria passenger plane wreckage found in Mali
Jul.24   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 passengers and six crew. Contact was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou
Feb.21   Tunisia 11 killed as Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia Feb.11   Algeria Algeria plane crash 'kills scores'   An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in mountains in the north-east of the country with 103 passengers and crew on board 2013 Nov.30   Namibia Namibia finds Mozambique plane wreck Feb.26   Egypt Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Map of Luxor Egypt  Hot air balloon exploded over the city of Luxor. Eighteen tourists were killed when the balloon dropped almost 300 meters 2012 Jun.3   Nigeria Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building   All dead in Nigeria plane crash. At least 162 people were thought to be on board 2010 May.12   Libya Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor Map of Tripoli Libya  92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly Afriqiyah Airways crash 2009 Jun.30   Comoros Child found alive after Indian Ocean plane crash Jun.29   Comoros Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard  A Yemeni jetliner en route to Moroni has crashed in the Indian Ocean an hour before reaching its destination, Moroni, the capital of Comoros 2008 Jun.10   Sudan 28 dead as fire engulfs plane Apr.16  Congo  Plane crash kills 38; others missing 2007 May.5   Cameroon Jet with 100 aboard crashes 2006 Oct.29  Nigeria  Sultan among crash dead 2005 Dec.10  Nigeria  Jet crashes in flames. 100 killed Oct.23  Nigeria  No survivors in crash Oct.22  Nigeria  Jet has crashed after takeoff Jul.31  Sudan  VP Garang 'dies in crash' 2004 Jan.2  Egypt  Airliner crashes into Red Sea 2003 May.9  Congo  Passengers sucked out of plane Mar.6  Algeria  Plane crashes, killing 102 2002 May.28  Libya  Libya offers $2.7bn to Lockerbie families



Africa, Disasters Structure Collapse Timeline ... See World Structure Collapse timeline Top ^
2014 Sep. 12  Nigeria  Nigeria preacher's guesthouse collapses, killing three 2013 Nov.19   South Africa 40 feared trapped in South Africa building collapse
Mar.30  Tanzania  Tanzania collapse 'leaves 17 dead' 2012 Nov.7   Ghana Shop building collapses in Ghana 2010 Feb.19   Morocco Minaret collapse kills 41   A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers



Africa, Disasters Famine Timeline ... See World Famine timeline Top ^
2011 Sep.5   Somalia Somalia famine 'may kill 750,000'
Aug.3  Somalia  Somalia's famine reaches into Mogadishu Jul.19   Somalia UN to declare famine in Somalia  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 2005 Jul.18  Niger  Children starving to death



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2004 Nov.10  Ivory Coast  Foreigners flee Ivory Coast Oct.17   Darfur Report: Up to 70,000 dead in Darfur  The WHO: Up to 70,000 refugees have died since March 1 due to various causes, including diseases and malnutrition



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2006 Feb.3  Egypt  Hopes dim for ferry missing



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2013 Oct.30   Niger Bodies of migrants found in Niger




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2014 Sat.   Guinea-Bissau 20 dead when minibus strikes land mine   The bus was traveling between the towns of Bissora and Encheia in the north of the country when the explosion occurred Sat.   Sicily Girl, 7, killed in explosion of small mud crater
2012 Mar.4  Congo  Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60 2010 Jul.3   Congo Hundreds killed in oil tanker explosion 2006 Dec.26   Nigeria Pipeline explosion kills at least 260 May.12  Nigeria  Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200 2002 Jan.28   Nigeria Lagos blasts leave 500 dead