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B. 2017-10-04 Three US soldiers 'killed' in Niger ambush Tillaberi, Niger
2. 2017-05-14 Ivory Coast Army 'to restore order' after mutiny Ivory Coast
2017-01-19 Jammeh given last chance to resign as troops close in Gambia
E. 2017-01-17 Nigeria air strike error kills dozens in refugee camp Rann, Northern Nigeria
5. 2017-01-07 Ivory Coast defence minister freed by mutinous soldiers Bouake, Ivory Coast
G. 2016-06-04 Boko Haram attack kills 32 in Niger Bosso, Niger
7. 2015-09-21 Burkina Faso army reaches capital to quell coup Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
8. 2015-09-17 Burkina Faso coup sparks deadly street protests Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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Mali jihadist faces war crimes charges at International Criminal Court   Hague: The International Criminal Court in the Hague has taken into custody a man wanted for war crimes in Mali after the authorities there handed him... Three US soldiers 'killed' in Niger ambush Jammeh given last chance to resign as troops close in. Gambia Nigeria air strike error kills dozens in refugee camp. Northern Nigeria Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city   Islamic extremists seize hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls Map of Chibok Nigeria  Northern Nigeria: Extremists have seized the town of Chibok, where insurgents kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April, prompting thousands of residents to flee   Nigeria army 'knows where girls are'   The Nigerian military say they know where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are but they will not attempt a rescue 150 reported killed in 'Boko Haram attack'. Northern Nigeria Nigeria military: 17 killed during offensive. Northern Nigeria 'Many die' in Mali mountain clashes   13 Chadian soldiers and 65 Islamist insurgents have been killed in heavy fighting in a remote part of northern Mali, Chad's military says French jets bomb northern Mali French forces take key Mali town French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu Map of Timbuktu Mali


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year 2017 Top ^

Oct.4
May.14  Ivory Coast Army 'to restore order' after mutiny
Jan.19
Jan.17
Jan.7  Ivory Coast defence minister freed by mutinous soldiers


year 2016 Top ^

Jun.4  Boko Haram attack kills 32 in Niger


year 2015 Top ^

Sep.17  Burkina Faso coup sparks deadly street protests
Aug.2  Boko Haram crisis: Army rescues 178 people
May.26  Boko Haram kills at least 43 people in the town of Gubio
May.1  Nigerian army frees another 234 women and children
Feb.14  Boko Haram city attack repelled
Jan.25
Jan.4  Boko Haram seizes army base in Nigeria town of Baga


year 2014 Top ^

Nov.14  
Nov.3  Burkina army told to hand over power
Nov.2  Burkinabe army 'to hand over power'
Sep.27  20 dead when minibus strikes land mine
Sep.15  Barack Obama 'to pledge US troops to fight virus'
Aug.16  Chadian troops rescue 85 Nigerian hostages from Boko Haram
Jul.29  Body of 'apparent stowaway' found in U.S. Air Force plane
May.26
May.7


year 2013 Top ^

Oct.25  Militants raid north Nigerian city
Oct.14  Hundreds dead in Nigeria detention, Amnesty says
Sep.26  Charles Taylor: conviction, sentence upheld
May.19
Apr.11  Mali refugees face 'appalling' camp
Mar.23  France says militant Abou Zeid dead
Mar.1  Top al-Qaeda leader 'killed in Mali'
Feb.23  Mali operation reaches 'final phase'
Feb.22
Feb.5  French 'kill hundreds' in Mali
Feb.4  French jets target Mali rebel bases
Feb.3
Feb.1  UN alarm at Mali army abuse claim
Jan.30
Jan.28  
  Mali: French-led troops are consolidating their position in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu after seizing it from Islamist extremists
 French troops 'surround Timbuktu' Jan.26  AU set to discuss Mali deployment   French force in Mali 'takes Gao'   French-led troops in Mali have taken control of the northern town of Gao, the French defence ministry has said Jan.25  Mali troops 'take northern town'  US military admits Mali mistakes Jan.14  UN backs French Mali intervention   Islamist rebels gaining ground in Mali Map of Diabaly Mali
  Islamist militants gained ground in town of Diabaly even as government troops stepped up their offensive to wrest control from rebels
Jan.13 France vows 'short' Mali campaign. Paris  French planes widen Mali attacks Jan.11   France taking on Islamist gangs in Mali Map of Konna Mali  State military forces on Friday retook a key town of Konna in northern Mali after intense fighting that included help from French military forces

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.20  UN backs Mali intervention force Dec.10  Mali PM Cheik Mobido Diarra arrested by army Apr.26   Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes
   Netherlands: International judges have found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.    Taylor, 64, was accused of backing rebels who killed tens o...
Apr.13  Suspected coup bid in Guinea-Bissau Apr.6 Mali coup leaders 'to stand down'
Apr.5   Mali rebels declare independence   A rebel group in northern Mali has declared independence for a region it calls Azawad, after seizing control of the area late last month Apr.3  African Union adds to sanctions in Mali Apr.1  Mali neighbours to mull sanctions Mar.31 Mali rebels seize garrison town Mar.28  Coup leaders unveil a new constitution Mar.22     Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali
  Armed soldiers walked through damaged presidential palace, after the troops' leaders claimed to have ousted the democratically elected leader


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Dec.24  Nigeria clashes 'leave 50 dead' 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 Apr.10 U.N. forces target Gbagbo loyalists. Ivory Coast Apr.9 Gbagbo troops 'hit rival's base'. Ivory Coast Apr.6   Ouattara forces enter Gbagbo stronghold   Ivory Coast: Forces loyal to elected President Alassane Ouattara stormed the residence of his rival, potentially heralding the end of a bloody conflict Apr.4 Key site taken in Ivorian city. Ivory Coast  UN forces fire on pro-Gbagbo camp Apr.3  Abidjan facing 'rapid offensive'  UN presses Ouattara over massacre Apr.2  Fighting in Abidjan intensifies Mar.25  One million refugees feared

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.31   Military threat against Ivory Coast  West African heads of state will again ask self-declared President Gbagbo to relinquish power in Ivory Coast and will consider a military op... Dec.30 I Coast attack 'may restart war'
. Ivory Coast Dec.20  U.N. peacekeepers to stay in Ivory Coast Dec.18  UN chief rejects Ivorian pullout Peacekeepers ordered out of Ivory Coast   Incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo has demanded that all foreign peacekeepers leave the country immediately Nov.17  Miilitary rescue 19 hostages in Niger Delta Aug.9 Taylor 'gave diamonds to model'. UN Tribunal Feb.18   Military coup ousts president Map of Niamey Niger  Niger: The president has been captured after a gun battle. The country was now being led by a the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy  Military halts nation's constitution Jan.8   Togo football team bus attacked Map of Cabinda Angola
   Angola: A bus carrying Togo's national soccer team to a tournament in Angola came under fire, and Togo is weighing whether to pull out of Cup of Nations.    9 people were wounded -- 8 Togolese and one Angolan. The bus driver was killed in the attack and three others wer...


year 2009 Top ^

Jul.31 Row over militant killing
. Nigeria Jul.30   Captured leader of militant sect is dead   Northern Nigeria: Mohammed Yusuf, the leader of a fundamentalist Islamist sect who was initially reported captured by the Nigerian military, is dead Jul.29  Islamist fighters 'flee' Jul.28  Hunt for Nigerian Islamist sect Jul.27   Islamist attacks spread Map of Borno State Nigeria  Northern Nigeria: 15 people have been killed after militants staged three attacks in northern Nigeria, taking the total killed in two days of violence to 150 Jul.14 Rebels announce 'truce'   Nigeria Delta: The main rebel group in Niger Delta is to observe a 60-day ceasefire in its attacks on the oil industry Taylor refutes 'malicious' accusations. UN Tribunal

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.23 Coup leaders name council
. Guinea   Coup as president dies Map of Guinea  Guinea: An army captain announced what appeared to be a military coup, but the prime minister later said the government was functioning Aug.6 Rengade officers stage coup. Mauritania Mar.13   Sudan and Chad strike peace deal  Senegal: Chad's Idriss Deby and Sudan's Omar al-Bashir have signed an accord aimed at halting five years of hostilities between the two countries Jan.7 Taylor war crimes trial resumes. UN Tribunal

year 2007 Top ^

Jul.20  UN probes 'abuse' Jun.20  First S Leone war crimes verdicts Jun.4  Taylor boycotts 'charade' trial

year 2006 Top ^

Apr.30  Darfur peace talks extended Apr.3  Taylor appears in war crimes case

year 2005 Top ^

Aug.3 Officers 'seize power'
. Mauritania Jul.5  Sudan, Darfur rebels sign agreement

year 2004 Top ^

Nov.15  UN arms embargo for Ivory Coast Nov.7  France boosts Ivory Coast force Nov.6 France attacks Ivorian airbase
. Ivory Coast

year 2003 Top ^

Oct.1  UN begins peace task Aug.18 Liberia, rebels sign peace deal
Aug.14  Rebels hand over port. US troops arrived Aug.4 Peace force arrives. Liberia Jul.30  Leaders debate Liberia force Jul.28 Rebels capture port city of Buchanan. Liberia Jul.26  Liberians die in church mortar hit Jul.25 Bush orders troops to positions off Liberia Jul.22     '600 die' as battle rages  Liberia: Defense minister backed Kofi Annan's call for action by the international community Jul.21  Battle rages: '50 dead' Jul.20  Rebels shell diplomatic neighborhood Jun.17  Liberian foes sign ceasefire Jun.8  Rebels push into capital Jun.4  Arrest warrant for President Taylor Jan.13  Truce ends hostilities

year 2002 Top ^

Dec.21  French fight Ivorian rebels Sep.25  U.S. students evacuated

year 2001 Top ^

Jan.7  Dissident soldiers seize radio station


Three US soldiers 'killed' in Niger ambush Mali jihadist faces war crimes charges at International Criminal Court   Hague: The International Criminal Court in the Hague has taken into custody a man wanted for war crimes in Mali after the authorities there handed him...   Charles Taylor aided S Leone war crimes




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2015
May.26  Boko Haram kills at least 43 people in the town of Gubio
2013
Sep.26  Charles Taylor: conviction, sentence upheld
Feb.1  UN alarm at Mali army abuse claim
2012
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   Netherlands: International judges have found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.    Taylor, 64, was accused of backing rebels who killed tens o...
2011 Apr.3  UN presses Ouattara over massacre 2010 Aug.9 Taylor 'gave diamonds to model'
. UN Tribunal 2009 Jul.31 Row over militant killing. Nigeria Jul.14 Taylor refutes 'malicious' accusations. UN Tribunal 2008 Jan.7 Taylor war crimes trial resumes. UN Tribunal 2007 Jul.20  UN probes 'abuse' Jun.20  First S Leone war crimes verdicts Jun.4  Taylor boycotts 'charade' trial 2006 Apr.3  Taylor appears in war crimes case 2003 Jun.4  Arrest warrant for President Taylor



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2004 Nov.7  France boosts Ivory Coast force 2003 Jul.25 Bush orders troops to positions off Liberia




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2017 May.14  Ivory Coast Army 'to restore order' after mutiny Jan.7  Ivory Coast defence minister freed by mutinous soldiers 2015 Sep.17  Burkina Faso coup sparks deadly street protests 2014 Nov.3  Burkina army told to hand over power Nov.2  Burkinabe army 'to hand over power' 2012 Dec.10  Mali PM Cheik Mobido Diarra arrested by army Apr.13  Suspected coup bid in Guinea-Bissau Apr.6 Mali coup leaders 'to stand down'
Apr.3  African Union adds to sanctions in Mali Apr.1  Mali neighbours to mull sanctions Mar.28  Coup leaders unveil a new constitution Mar.22   Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali
  Armed soldiers walked through damaged presidential palace, after the troops' leaders claimed to have ousted the democratically elected leader
2010 Feb.18 Military coup ousts president
Map of Niamey Niger  Niger: The president has been captured after a gun battle. The country was now being led by a the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy Feb.18  Military halts nation's constitution 2008 Dec.23 Coup leaders name council. Guinea Dec.23 Coup as president dies
Map of Guinea  Guinea: An army captain announced what appeared to be a military coup, but the prime minister later said the government was functioning Aug.6 Rengade officers stage coup. Mauritania 2005 Aug.3 Officers 'seize power'. Mauritania 2001 Jan.7  Dissident soldiers seize radio station



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2011 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



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2010 Dec.30 I Coast attack 'may restart war'
. Ivory Coast 2003 Jul.26  Liberians die in church mortar hit



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2014 Jul.29  Body of 'apparent stowaway' found in U.S. Air Force plane 2013 Feb.4  French jets target Mali rebel bases Feb.3 French jets bomb northern Mali
Jan.13  French planes widen Mali attacks 2011 Apr.10 U.N. forces target Gbagbo loyalists. Ivory Coast 2004 Nov.6 France attacks Ivorian airbase. Ivory Coast



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2014 Sep.15  Barack Obama 'to pledge US troops to fight virus'



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2013 Jan.26  AU set to discuss Mali deployment Jan.25  US military admits Mali mistakes Jan.14  UN backs French Mali intervention Jan.13 France vows 'short' Mali campaign
. Paris 2012 Dec.20  UN backs Mali intervention force



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2015 Aug.2  Boko Haram crisis: Army rescues 178 people Feb.14  Boko Haram city attack repelled Jan.25 Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city
Jan.4  Boko Haram seizes army base in Nigeria town of Baga 2014 Nov.14   Islamic extremists seize hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls Map of Chibok Nigeria  Northern Nigeria: Extremists have seized the town of Chibok, where insurgents kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April, prompting thousands of residents to flee Aug.16  Chadian troops rescue 85 Nigerian hostages from Boko Haram May.7 150 reported killed in 'Boko Haram attack'. Northern Nigeria 2013 Oct.25  Militants raid north Nigerian city Oct.14  Hundreds dead in Nigeria detention, Amnesty says May.19 Nigeria military: 17 killed during offensive. Northern Nigeria Mar.23  France says militant Abou Zeid dead Mar.1  Top al-Qaeda leader 'killed in Mali' Feb.23  Mali operation reaches 'final phase' Feb.22 'Many die' in Mali mountain clashes   13 Chadian soldiers and 65 Islamist insurgents have been killed in heavy fighting in a remote part of northern Mali, Chad's military says Feb.5  French 'kill hundreds' in Mali Jan.30 French forces take key Mali town Jan.28 French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu Map of Timbuktu Mali
  Mali: French-led troops are consolidating their position in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu after seizing it from Islamist extremists
Jan.28  French troops 'surround Timbuktu' Jan.26 French force in Mali 'takes Gao'   French-led troops in Mali have taken control of the northern town of Gao, the French defence ministry has said Jan.25  Mali troops 'take northern town' Jan.14 Islamist rebels gaining ground in Mali Map of Diabaly Mali
  Islamist militants gained ground in town of Diabaly even as government troops stepped up their offensive to wrest control from rebels
Jan.11 France taking on Islamist gangs in Mali Map of Konna Mali  State military forces on Friday retook a key town of Konna in northern Mali after intense fighting that included help from French military forces 2012 Apr.5   Mali rebels declare independence   A rebel group in northern Mali has declared independence for a region it calls Azawad, after seizing control of the area late last month Mar.31 Mali rebels seize garrison town 2011 Dec.24  Nigeria clashes 'leave 50 dead' Apr.9 Gbagbo troops 'hit rival's base'. Ivory Coast Apr.6 Ouattara forces enter Gbagbo stronghold   Ivory Coast: Forces loyal to elected President Alassane Ouattara stormed the residence of his rival, potentially heralding the end of a bloody conflict Apr.4 Key site taken in Ivorian city. Ivory Coast Apr.3  Abidjan facing 'rapid offensive' Apr.2  Fighting in Abidjan intensifies 2010 Nov.17  Miilitary rescue 19 hostages in Niger Delta Jan.8   Togo football team bus attacked Map of Cabinda Angola
   Angola: A bus carrying Togo's national soccer team to a tournament in Angola came under fire, and Togo is weighing whether to pull out of Cup of Nations.    9 people were wounded -- 8 Togolese and one Angolan. The bus driver was killed in the attack and three others wer...
2009 Jul.30 Captured leader of militant sect is dead   Northern Nigeria: Mohammed Yusuf, the leader of a fundamentalist Islamist sect who was initially reported captured by the Nigerian military, is dead Jul.29  Islamist fighters 'flee' Jul.28  Hunt for Nigerian Islamist sect Jul.27 Islamist attacks spread Map of Borno State Nigeria  Northern Nigeria: 15 people have been killed after militants staged three attacks in northern Nigeria, taking the total killed in two days of violence to 150 2003 Aug.14  Rebels hand over port. US troops arrived Jul.28 Rebels capture port city of Buchanan. Liberia Jul.22   '600 die' as battle rages  Liberia: Defense minister backed Kofi Annan's call for action by the international community Jul.21  Battle rages: '50 dead' Jul.20  Rebels shell diplomatic neighborhood Jun.8  Rebels push into capital 2002 Dec.21  French fight Ivorian rebels Sep.25  U.S. students evacuated



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2010 Dec.20  U.N. peacekeepers to stay in Ivory Coast Dec.18  UN chief rejects Ivorian pullout 2009 Jul.14 Rebels announce 'truce'   Nigeria Delta: The main rebel group in Niger Delta is to observe a 60-day ceasefire in its attacks on the oil industry 2008 Mar.13   Sudan and Chad strike peace deal  Senegal: Chad's Idriss Deby and Sudan's Omar al-Bashir have signed an accord aimed at halting five years of hostilities between the two countries 2006 Apr.30  Darfur peace talks extended 2005 Jul.5  Sudan, Darfur rebels sign agreement 2003 Oct.1  UN begins peace task Aug.18 Liberia, rebels sign peace deal
Aug.4 Peace force arrives. Liberia Jul.30  Leaders debate Liberia force Jun.17  Liberian foes sign ceasefire Jan.13  Truce ends hostilities



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2017 Jan.17 Nigeria air strike error kills dozens in refugee camp
. Northern Nigeria 2014 Sep.27  20 dead when minibus strikes land mine 2013 Apr.11  Mali refugees face 'appalling' camp 2011 Mar.25  One million refugees feared