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George Weah set to win Liberia presidency  Ex-footballer is set to become the president following run-off election. Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change had won 61.5% of the vo... Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaves Gambia Map of Gambia


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December 2017 ... more > Top ^
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August 2017 ... more > Top ^
Aug.6  Mauritania Senate abolished in referendum


July 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jul.19  Boko Haram suspects tortured in Cameroon


January 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jan.22  Gambia 'missing millions' after Jammeh flies into exile
Jan.21  
  Gambia's former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country in the wake of elections that ousted him after 22 years in power
Jan.20  Yahya Jammeh says he will step down Jan.19  Jammeh given last chance to resign as troops close in Jan.18 Gambia's President Jammeh refuses to leave office as deadline passes

year 2016 Top ^

Dec.9   Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result
Map of Gambia
  Speaking on state TV, Jammeh has rejected the result of the presidential election held earlier this month, a week after admitting defeat
Dec.2  Gambia's Adama Barrow says shock win heralds 'new hope' May.30  Hissene Habre: Chad's ex-ruler convicted of crimes against humanity

year 2015 Top ^

Sep.17  Burkina Faso coup sparks deadly street protests Apr.13  Chibok girls remembered one year on Mar.31   Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins
  Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria.    Unofficial voting tallies put Gen Buhari more than t...
Mar.30  Nigeria election: Buhari 'ahead' in early counting Mar.28  Nigeria: Partial extension of voting to Sunday Mar.27  Nigerian voters prepare to go to polls Feb.28  VP of Sierra Leone put himself into quarantine Feb.7  Nigeria postpones presidential vote over security Jan.17   Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire   At least two churches have been set on fire in the capital amid fresh protests against French magazine's cartoon depicting the Prophet Muham...

year 2014 Top ^

Nov.28  Nigeria leader condemns mosque raid Nov.27  Hollande to visit Ebola-hit Guinea Nov.2  Burkinabe army 'to hand over power' Oct.31 Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests
Map of Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
  Blaise Compaore stepped down in the wake of demonstrations demanding his ouster. Army General Honore Traore staff assumed power
Oct.30 Burkina Faso president defies calls to step down 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.22  WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks Oct.17   Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free   Nigeria: Nigeria has reached a ceasefire agreement with the Islamist terror group that includes the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls  Ebola crisis: No impact from pledges of help Oct.16  Ebola crisis: UN launches urgent appeal for donations Oct.8  Ebola virus: Spanish protests as nurse's dog is put down Oct.6  Spain investigates Ebola infection Sep.16 Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat'. Washington Aug.17   Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit   A quarantine centre for suspected Ebola patients in the Liberian capital Monrovia has been attacked and looted by protesters, police say May.20  Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan condemns bombings May.17   Leaders declare 'war' on Boko Haram   Paris: African leaders meeting in Paris have agreed to wage 'war' on Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic militants May.13  Nigeria government 'ready' for Boko Haram talks May.12   US planes search for Nigerian girls   The US has revealed it is flying manned surveillance missions over Nigeria to try to find more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram  Nigeria rejects captive girls 'swap' May.10 Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable'. Washington May.7  Malala plea over Nigeria schoolgirls May.4  World rallies for kidnapped girls Mar.5  Niger 'extradites' Gadhafi's son

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.2 French say 2 journalists killed in north Mali
Oct.14  Hundreds dead in Nigeria detention, Amnesty says Aug.10  Mali to vote in presidential election run-off Jun.27  Obama rules out barter for Snowden May.24  MI5 'approached London attack suspect' Apr.11  Mali refugees face 'appalling' camp Feb.2 Timbuktu hails French president. Mali

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.10 Mali PM Diarra quits after arrest
Oct.13 Mauritania leader Abdelaziz shot Apr.6  Mali coup leaders 'to stand down' Apr.5 Mali rebels declare independence Mar.17 Gaddafi's intelligence chief held. Mauritania Jan.2 Nigeria fury at fuel price rises  Ordinary Nigerians and trade unionists have condemned the government for withdrawing a fuel price subsidy

year 2011 Top ^

Oct.7  Three women win Nobel Peace Prize Sep.11 Gaddafi's son arrives in Niger
Sep.5   Libya army convoy reaches Niger Map of Agadez Niger  The vehicles rolled into the town of Agadez; one report said they were accompanied by well-armed Tuareg tribal fighters May.21  Inauguration marks end to turmoil Apr.17   Jonathan 'headed for Nigeria win'
  Goodluck Jonathan is set for election as Nigeria's president with almost double the vote of his main rival, partial results suggest Apr.11   Laurent Gbagbo captured Map of Abidjan Ivory Coast
  Ivory Coast: Ivory Coast's UN-recognised President, Alassane Ouattara, has urged restraint after the dramatic capture of his bitter rival
 Gbagbo surrendered after a military assault on his residence


year 2010 Top ^

Dec.31 Military threat against Ivory Coast
Dec.30  I Coast attack 'may restart war' Dec.28  Gbagbo unmoved by Ivorian mission  Leaders leave Ivory Coast talks Dec.25  Ivorians make the trek to Liberia Dec.23 Post-election violence claimed 173 lives  Ivory Coast: International pressure mounts for Laurent Gbagbo to quit the presidency. The US is exploring ways to strengthen the UN presence Dec.18 Peacekeepers ordered out of Ivory Coast Dec.4  Mbeki to mediate in Ivory Coast   Ivorian crisis as rivals sworn in  Ivory Coast: The incumbent Laurent Gbagbo took the oath to serve a new term, but within hours Alassane Ouattara also laid claim to the presidency May.5 President Yar'Adua has died. Nigeria Apr.3 Senegal unveils colossal statue Mar.17  Acting president dissolves cabinet Mar.6  Togo president 'wins re-election' Feb.23  President Umaru Yar'Adua 'returns home' Feb.9  Jonathan becomes acting president

year 2009 Top ^

Sep.29 Massacre toll put at 157
. Guinea Jul.11  Obama speaks of hopes for Africa Jul.10     Obama's trip sends message to Africa  Ghana: President Barack Obama is generating excitement in the west African nation and envy among its neighbors Jan.3  Opposition leader wins poll

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.23  Coup leaders name council Mar.13 Sudan and Chad strike peace deal
. Senegal Feb.15  Bush begins Africa trip

year 2007 Top ^

Jul.20  UN probes 'abuse' Apr.23   Yar'Adua wins flawed vote  Nigeria: President Obasanjo's chosen successor was proclaimed victor in a presidential election Apr.22  'Flawed' vote rerun call Apr.20  Ballots 'not in country' Jan.26  President Lansana Conte 'to cede powers'

year 2006 Top ^

Nov.2 Trade to top China-Africa summit
. Beijing May.5 Main parties sign Darfur accord  Nigeria: The Sudanese government and the largest rebel group have signed a deal aimed at ending 3 years of conflict Apr.30  Darfur peace talks extended Mar.29     Taylor on flight back to Liberia  Nigeria: Former Liberian President was captured while trying to flee his home in exile as he tried to cross into Chad Jan.18 President calls for calm. Ivory Coast Jan.16 First Africa woman leader sworn in. Liberia

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.4 African leaders name Konan Banny as PM
. Ivory Coast Nov.11  Protesters face tear gas Nov.10 Johnson-Sirleaf claims presidential win  Liberia: A win would make Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Africa's first-ever elected female leader if it is officially certified Oct.11  Counting begins in poll Aug.24  UN chief promises aid Jul.5  Sudan, Darfur rebels sign agreement Feb.5   President Eyadema dies   Togo: Gnassingbe Eyadema, Africa's longest serving ruler, has died and was replaced by his son, Faure

year 2004 Top ^

Nov.15  UN arms embargo for Ivory Coast

year 2003 Top ^

Dec.4  Commonwealth summit starts Aug.18 Liberia, rebels sign peace deal
Aug.17  Rebels to take role in interim government Aug.11     Taylor quits under pressure  Liberia: President has stepped down as demanded by the US and West African leaders -- 14 years after leading a rebellion Jul.30  Leaders debate Liberia force Jul.21  Liberians dump bodies at U.S. Embassy Jul.7 Bush begins landmark Africa tour. Senegal Jul.6  Taylor agrees to leave Jun.30  U.S. 'actively considering' role in Liberia Jun.17  Liberian foes sign ceasefire Apr.22 Obasanjo won re-election by landslide. Nigeria Jan.13  Truce ends hostilities

year 2002 Top ^

Nov.26  Miss World reporter faces fatwa Nov.22 Miss World leaves Nigeria for London


year 2000 Top ^

Dec.30  Ghana: Kufuor becomes president


Ebola outbreak: World Bank chief appeals for volunteers. Global   US planes search for Nigerian girls   The US has revealed it is flying manned surveillance missions over Nigeria to try to find more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram George Weah set to win Liberia presidency  Ex-footballer is set to become the president following run-off election. Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change had won 61.5% of the vo... Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result Map of Gambia




West Africa, Politics Aid Timeline ... See World Aid timeline Top ^
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Oct.17  Ebola crisis: No impact from pledges of help
Oct.16  Ebola crisis: UN launches urgent appeal for donations
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Aug.24  UN chief promises aid




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Aug.6  Mauritania Senate abolished in referendum
2016
Dec.9
  Speaking on state TV, Jammeh has rejected the result of the presidential election held earlier this month, a week after admitting defeat
Dec.2  Gambia's Adama Barrow says shock win heralds 'new hope' 2015 Mar.31 Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins
  Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria.    Unofficial voting tallies put Gen Buhari more than t...
Mar.30  Nigeria election: Buhari 'ahead' in early counting Mar.28  Nigeria: Partial extension of voting to Sunday Mar.27  Nigerian voters prepare to go to polls Feb.7  Nigeria postpones presidential vote over security 2013 Aug.10  Mali to vote in presidential election run-off 2011 Apr.17 Jonathan 'headed for Nigeria win'
  Goodluck Jonathan is set for election as Nigeria's president with almost double the vote of his main rival, partial results suggest 2010 Dec.23 Post-election violence claimed 173 lives
  Ivory Coast: International pressure mounts for Laurent Gbagbo to quit the presidency. The US is exploring ways to strengthen the UN presence Mar.6  Togo president 'wins re-election' 2009 Jan.3  Opposition leader wins poll 2007 Apr.23 Yar'Adua wins flawed vote  Nigeria: President Obasanjo's chosen successor was proclaimed victor in a presidential election Apr.22  'Flawed' vote rerun call Apr.20  Ballots 'not in country' 2005 Nov.10 Johnson-Sirleaf claims presidential win  Liberia: A win would make Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Africa's first-ever elected female leader if it is officially certified Oct.11  Counting begins in poll 2003 Apr.22 Obasanjo won re-election by landslide. Nigeria 2000 Dec.30  Ghana: Kufuor becomes president



West Africa, Politics Government Timeline ... See World Government timeline Top ^
2014 Oct.28  Australia bans travel from Ebola zones May.12  Nigeria rejects captive girls 'swap' 2010 Apr.3 Senegal unveils colossal statue
2003 Aug.17  Rebels to take role in interim government



West Africa, Politics Religion Timeline ... See World Religion timeline Top ^
2002 Nov.26  Miss World reporter faces fatwa Nov.22 Miss World leaves Nigeria for London




West Africa, Politics Media Politics Timeline ... See World Media Politics timeline Top ^
2013 Nov.2 French say 2 journalists killed in north Mali




West Africa, Politics Anniversary Timeline ... See World Anniversary timeline Top ^
2015 Apr.13  Chibok girls remembered one year on



West Africa, Politics Summit Timeline ... See World Summit timeline Top ^
2014 May.17   Leaders declare 'war' on Boko Haram   Paris: African leaders meeting in Paris have agreed to wage 'war' on Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic militants 2006 Nov.2 Trade to top China-Africa summit
. Beijing 2003 Dec.4  Commonwealth summit starts



West Africa, Politics Warning Timeline ... See World Warning timeline Top ^
2017 Jan.19  Jammeh given last chance to resign as troops close in 2014 Sep.16 Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat'
. Washington 2010 Dec.31 Military threat against Ivory Coast Dec.30  I Coast attack 'may restart war'



West Africa, Politics Immigration Timeline ... See World Immigration timeline Top ^
2013 Apr.11  Mali refugees face 'appalling' camp 2010 Dec.25  Ivorians make the trek to Liberia



West Africa, Politics Political Probe Timeline ... See World Political Probe timeline Top ^
2014 Oct.6  Spain investigates Ebola infection 2013 May.24  MI5 'approached London attack suspect' 2007 Jul.20  UN probes 'abuse'



West Africa, Politics Visit Timeline ... See World Visit timeline Top ^
2014 Nov.27  Hollande to visit Ebola-hit Guinea Oct.28 US hails West Africa Ebola progress
. Liberia 2013 Jun.27  Obama rules out barter for Snowden Feb.2 Timbuktu hails French president. Mali 2009 Jul.11  Obama speaks of hopes for Africa Jul.10   Obama's trip sends message to Africa  Ghana: President Barack Obama is generating excitement in the west African nation and envy among its neighbors 2008 Feb.15  Bush begins Africa trip 2003 Jul.7 Bush begins landmark Africa tour. Senegal



West Africa, Politics Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2014 Oct.17   Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free   Nigeria: Nigeria has reached a ceasefire agreement with the Islamist terror group that includes the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls 2008 Mar.13 Sudan and Chad strike peace deal
. Senegal 2006 May.5 Main parties sign Darfur accord  Nigeria: The Sudanese government and the largest rebel group have signed a deal aimed at ending 3 years of conflict 2005 Jul.5  Sudan, Darfur rebels sign agreement 2003 Aug.18 Liberia, rebels sign peace deal Jun.17  Liberian foes sign ceasefire Jan.13  Truce ends hostilities



West Africa, Politics Human Rights Timeline ... See World Human Rights timeline Top ^
2017 Jul.19  Boko Haram suspects tortured in Cameroon 2016 May.30  Hissene Habre: Chad's ex-ruler convicted of crimes against humanity 2014 May.10 Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable'
. Washington May.7  Malala plea over Nigeria schoolgirls 2013 Oct.14  Hundreds dead in Nigeria detention, Amnesty says



West Africa, Politics Political Sanctions Timeline ... See World Political Sanctions timeline Top ^
2004 Nov.15  UN arms embargo for Ivory Coast



West Africa, Politics Talks Timeline ... See World Talks timeline Top ^
2014 Oct.22  WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks May.13  Nigeria government 'ready' for Boko Haram talks 2010 Dec.28  Leaders leave Ivory Coast talks Dec.4  Mbeki to mediate in Ivory Coast 2006 Apr.30  Darfur peace talks extended 2003 Jul.30  Leaders debate Liberia force



West Africa, Politics Political Leaders Timeline ... See World Political Leaders timeline Top ^
2017 Jan.22  Gambia 'missing millions' after Jammeh flies into exile Jan.21 Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaves Gambia
Map of Gambia
  Gambia's former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country in the wake of elections that ousted him after 22 years in power
Jan.20  Yahya Jammeh says he will step down Jan.18 Gambia's President Jammeh refuses to leave office as deadline passes 2015 Feb.28  VP of Sierra Leone put himself into quarantine 2014 Nov.28  Nigeria leader condemns mosque raid Nov.2  Burkinabe army 'to hand over power' Oct.31 Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests Map of Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
  Blaise Compaore stepped down in the wake of demonstrations demanding his ouster. Army General Honore Traore staff assumed power
Oct.30 Burkina Faso president defies calls to step down May.20  Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan condemns bombings Mar.5  Niger 'extradites' Gadhafi's son 2012 Dec.10 Mali PM Diarra quits after arrest Oct.13 Mauritania leader Abdelaziz shot Apr.6  Mali coup leaders 'to stand down' Mar.17 Gaddafi's intelligence chief held. Mauritania 2011 Sep.11 Gaddafi's son arrives in Niger Sep.5   Libya army convoy reaches Niger Map of Agadez Niger  The vehicles rolled into the town of Agadez; one report said they were accompanied by well-armed Tuareg tribal fighters May.21  Inauguration marks end to turmoil Apr.11 Laurent Gbagbo captured Map of Abidjan Ivory Coast
  Ivory Coast: Ivory Coast's UN-recognised President, Alassane Ouattara, has urged restraint after the dramatic capture of his bitter rival
 Gbagbo surrendered after a military assault on his residence
2010 Dec.28  Gbagbo unmoved by Ivorian mission Dec.4 Ivorian crisis as rivals sworn in  Ivory Coast: The incumbent Laurent Gbagbo took the oath to serve a new term, but within hours Alassane Ouattara also laid claim to the presidency Mar.17  Acting president dissolves cabinet Feb.23  President Umaru Yar'Adua 'returns home' Feb.9  Jonathan becomes acting president 2008 Dec.23  Coup leaders name council 2007 Jan.26  President Lansana Conte 'to cede powers' 2006 Mar.29   Taylor on flight back to Liberia  Nigeria: Former Liberian President was captured while trying to flee his home in exile as he tried to cross into Chad 2005 Dec.4 African leaders name Konan Banny as PM. Ivory Coast 2003 Aug.11   Taylor quits under pressure  Liberia: President has stepped down as demanded by the US and West African leaders -- 14 years after leading a rebellion Jul.6  Taylor agrees to leave



West Africa, Politics Protest Timeline ... See World Protest timeline Top ^
2015 Sep.17  Burkina Faso coup sparks deadly street protests Jan.17   Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire   At least two churches have been set on fire in the capital amid fresh protests against French magazine's cartoon depicting the Prophet Muham... 2014 Oct.8  Ebola virus: Spanish protests as nurse's dog is put down Aug.17   Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit   A quarantine centre for suspected Ebola patients in the Liberian capital Monrovia has been attacked and looted by protesters, police say May.4  World rallies for kidnapped girls 2009 Sep.29 Massacre toll put at 157
. Guinea 2005 Nov.11  Protesters face tear gas



West Africa, Politics Female Politics Timeline ... See World Female Politics timeline Top ^
2011 Oct.7  Three women win Nobel Peace Prize 2006 Jan.16 First Africa woman leader sworn in
. Liberia



West Africa, Politics Obituary Timeline ... See World Obituary timeline Top ^
2010 May.5 President Yar'Adua has died
. Nigeria 2005 Feb.5 President Eyadema dies   Togo: Gnassingbe Eyadema, Africa's longest serving ruler, has died and was replaced by his son, Faure