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Summary.     Click for More > African floods prompt aid appeal Vaccine-linked polio hits Nigeria Prosecutors probe 'al-Qaeda link'  Prosecutors have alleged that men suspected of murdering 4 French tourists are linked to a group allied to al-Qaeda At least 34 dead in fuel pipeline fire
President Lansana Conte 'to cede powers' Militants hold more hostages Ballots 'not in country' 'Flawed' vote rerun call Yar'Adua wins flawed vote  President Obasanjo's chosen successor was proclaimed victor in a presidential election Liberia loses 'blood diamonds' label 4 Americans seized Taylor boycotts 'charade' trial Nigeria sues drugs giant Pfizer First S Leone war crimes verdicts Rocket fired at PM plane Three-year-old seized   Margaret Hill, the daughter of a British expatriate worker, has been kidnapped by gunmen in the Niger Delta 'Threat to kill' missing UK girl Kidnappers free UK girl Girl recovers after kidnap UN probes 'abuse' Boat capsizes, 50 drowned, 100 missing  7 bodies had so far been recovered from the sea at the estuary of the Great Scarcies River S Leone poised for landmark polls Flood misery hits arc of Africa
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  An estimated one million people across Africa have been hit by rains which have destroyed crops, burst dams and left dozens dead
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Militants free Italian President Lansana Conte 'to cede powers'  Conte has agreed to cede some powers to a prime minister. Union leaders may call off their general strike Mauritania refuses migrant boat Militants hold more hostages   MEND, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, is holding 24 Filipino hostages Street demonstrators shot Security tight for polls Court puts poll in doubt Ballots 'not in country'  Election commission: Ballot papers have not yet arrived in Nigeria on the eve of the presidential elections Truck bomb attempt on poll HQ 'Flawed' vote rerun call  The biggest local election observer group: presidential election was so badly flawed that it should be cancelled and held again Yar'Adua wins flawed vote


January 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jan.17
Jan.26  Security forces kill at least 59 in protests
 
Jan.28  Militants sprung gang leader from jail
Jan.31  Nigeria's first human death from bird flu


February 2007 ... more > Top ^
Feb.5
Feb.7  Hundreds in limbo on disabled freighter
Feb.8  
Feb.10
Feb.12  Hundreds of stranded migrants go ashore
 President Conte declares emergency
Feb.13  Kidnappers release hostages


March 2007 ... more > Top ^
Mar.6  Ghana celebrates independence
Mar.8  Bronx fire leaves 8 children from Mali dead
Mar.29  At least 60 dead after boat capsizes


April 2007 ... more > Top ^
Apr.13
Apr.15  African Union peacekeeper killed
Apr.16
Apr.17  Islamists attack police
 Parties demand poll delay
Apr.18  25 militants killed in fighting
Apr.20  
Apr.21
Apr.22  
Apr.23  
  President Obasanjo's chosen successor was proclaimed victor in a presidential election
 The electoral commission chief said Umaru Yar'Adua of the People's Democratic Party had 24,638,063 votes against 6,605,299 for Muhammadu Buhari of the All Nigeria People's Party. EU observers said was not credible and Olusegun Obasanjo admitted was not perfect
Apr.24 President says elections not fatally flawed Apr.25  Yar'Adua calls for reconciliation Apr.27   Liberia loses 'blood diamonds' label   The Council voted unanimously to lift a ban on Liberian diamond exports imposed when so-called blood diamonds were being used to fuel wars

May 2007 ... more > Top ^
May.1  President keeps office, campaign says May.8   4 Americans seized  Gunmen seized 4 more workers amid a dramatic rise in violence that has roiled southern petroleum-producing region May.18  Africa's borrowing itch a theme May.19  Militias start to disarm May.25  Foreigners seized May.29  President Obasanjo hails successor

June 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2  Rebels: We'll suspend oil attacks Jun.3  Air crash kills 20 Jun.4     Taylor boycotts 'charade' trial
  Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is calling war crimes trial in The Hague a 'charade' in a letter read by his lawyer who later walked out   Nigeria sues drugs giant Pfizer  Nigeria accusing the pharmaceutical company of carrying out improper trials for an anti-meningitis drug Jun.11  Hostages released in Niger Delta Jun.20   First S Leone war crimes verdicts
  Three men have been convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity during decade-long war Jun.21  Troops kill 12 in strike on oil facility Jun.23  Unions end fuel strike Jun.29   Rocket fired at PM plane  A rocket has been fired at a plane carrying Prime Minister Guillaume Soro, who was not hurt in the attack

July 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jul.5   Three-year-old seized
Map of Niger Delta Nigeria
  Margaret Hill, the daughter of a British expatriate worker, has been kidnapped by gunmen in the Niger Delta
  'Threat to kill' missing UK girl   Kidnappers who seized a 3-year-old have threatened to kill her unless her father agrees to take her place Jul.8   Kidnappers free UK girl   Kidnappers in southern Nigeria have released 3-year-old Margaret Hill who was held hostage for four days Jul.9   Girl recovers after kidnap  British girl Margaret Hill is reported to be in good health except for mosquito bites Jul.13 3-year-old freed by kidnappers Jul.19 First S Leone war crime sentences Jul.20 Pfizer faces new Nigerian lawsuit   UN probes 'abuse'
  The United Nations is investigating allegations of widespread sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers Jul.28 Liberia lifts diamond mining ban Jul.30 President and PM burn weapons

August 2007 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3   Boat capsizes, 50 drowned, 100 missing
  7 bodies had so far been recovered from the sea at the estuary of the Great Scarcies River
Aug.8 Violence in Delta expands into gang war
Aug.10   S Leone poised for landmark polls  Voters go to the polls to elect a new president and members of parliament, 5 years after the end of a brutal civil war Aug.26 Run-off in presidential poll Aug.28 President warns of state of emergency Aug.31 10 die as their vehicle hits land mine

September 2007 ... more > Top ^
Sep.11 WHO issues alert on Ebola
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
Disease alert in flood-hit Africa Sep.17 New president Koroma inaugurated Sep.20   African floods prompt aid appeal  Aid agencies have started appealing for funds to assist people hit by the floods in several countries. Volta River burst its banks

October 2007 ... more > Top ^
Oct.10   Vaccine-linked polio hits Nigeria  Nigeria is fighting a rare outbreak of a form of polio. 69 children in the north have caught the disease from others who had already been im... Oct.14 Togo votes free of boycott


November 2007 ... more > Top ^
Nov.6 Migrants toss dozens of dead overboard
Nov.12 Police smash 'al Qaeda' IMF ready to cancel Liberia debt Nov.13 S Leone 'riddled with corruption' Nov.14 'Fast economic growth' in Africa

December 2007 ... more > Top ^
Dec.6 Mass graves found
Dec.22 Ivory Coast's disarmament begins Dec.25   Prosecutors probe 'al-Qaeda link'
  Prosecutors have alleged that men suspected of murdering 4 French tourists are linked to a group allied to al-Qaeda
Dec.26   At least 34 dead in fuel pipeline fire   A ruptured gasoline pipeline exploded in flames, near city of Lagos as they tried to scoop fuel from the gushing leak


Militants free Italian   Taylor boycotts 'charade' trial  Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is calling war crimes trial in The Hague a 'charade' in a letter read by his lawyer who later walked out First S Leone war crimes verdicts  Three men have been convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity during decade-long war First S Leone war crime sentences UN probes 'abuse'  The United Nations is investigating allegations of widespread sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers President and PM burn weapons 10 die as their vehicle hits land mine Mass graves found Ivory Coast's disarmament begins Boat capsizes, 50 drowned, 100 missing




West Africa, 2007 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2007
Jan.17
Apr.15  African Union peacekeeper killed
Apr.17  Islamists attack police
Apr.18  25 militants killed in fighting
May.19  Militias start to disarm
Jun.2  Rebels: We'll suspend oil attacks
Jun.4
Jun.20
Jun.21  Troops kill 12 in strike on oil facility
Jul.19
Jul.20
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Aug.31
Dec.6
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West Africa, 2007 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2007
Jan.31  Nigeria's first human death from bird flu
Feb.7  Hundreds in limbo on disabled freighter
Feb.12  Hundreds of stranded migrants go ashore
Mar.8  Bronx fire leaves 8 children from Mali dead
Mar.29  At least 60 dead after boat capsizes
Jun.3  Air crash kills 20
Aug.3
  7 bodies had so far been recovered from the sea at the estuary of the Great Scarcies River
Aug.31 10 die as their vehicle hits land mine Sep.11 WHO issues alert on Ebola 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
Sep.15 Disease alert in flood-hit Africa Sep.20 African floods prompt aid appeal  Aid agencies have started appealing for funds to assist people hit by the floods in several countries. Volta River burst its banks Oct.10 Vaccine-linked polio hits Nigeria  Nigeria is fighting a rare outbreak of a form of polio. 69 children in the north have caught the disease from others who had already been im... Nov.6 Migrants toss dozens of dead overboard Dec.26 At least 34 dead in fuel pipeline fire   A ruptured gasoline pipeline exploded in flames, near city of Lagos as they tried to scoop fuel from the gushing leak



West Africa, 2007 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2007 May.18  Africa's borrowing itch a theme Jun.2  Rebels: We'll suspend oil attacks Jun.4 Nigeria sues drugs giant Pfizer  Nigeria accusing the pharmaceutical company of carrying out improper trials for an anti-meningitis drug Jun.23  Unions end fuel strike Jul.20 Pfizer faces new Nigerian lawsuit
Jul.28 Liberia lifts diamond mining ban Nov.12 IMF ready to cancel Liberia debt Nov.14 'Fast economic growth' in Africa Dec.26 At least 34 dead in fuel pipeline fire   A ruptured gasoline pipeline exploded in flames, near city of Lagos as they tried to scoop fuel from the gushing leak



West Africa, 2007 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.17 Militants free Italian
Jan.28  Militants sprung gang leader from jail Feb.8 Militants hold more hostages   MEND, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, is holding 24 Filipino hostages Feb.13  Kidnappers release hostages Apr.21 Truck bomb attempt on poll HQ May.8 4 Americans seized  Gunmen seized 4 more workers amid a dramatic rise in violence that has roiled southern petroleum-producing region May.25  Foreigners seized Jun.4   Taylor boycotts 'charade' trial
  Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is calling war crimes trial in The Hague a 'charade' in a letter read by his lawyer who later walked out Jun.11  Hostages released in Niger Delta Jun.20 First S Leone war crimes verdicts
  Three men have been convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity during decade-long war Jun.29 Rocket fired at PM plane  A rocket has been fired at a plane carrying Prime Minister Guillaume Soro, who was not hurt in the attack Jul.5 Three-year-old seized Map of Niger Delta Nigeria
  Margaret Hill, the daughter of a British expatriate worker, has been kidnapped by gunmen in the Niger Delta
Jul.5 'Threat to kill' missing UK girl   Kidnappers who seized a 3-year-old have threatened to kill her unless her father agrees to take her place Jul.8 Kidnappers free UK girl   Kidnappers in southern Nigeria have released 3-year-old Margaret Hill who was held hostage for four days Jul.9 Girl recovers after kidnap  British girl Margaret Hill is reported to be in good health except for mosquito bites Jul.13 3-year-old freed by kidnappers Jul.19 First S Leone war crime sentences Aug.8 Violence in Delta expands into gang war Nov.12 Police smash 'al Qaeda' Nov.13 S Leone 'riddled with corruption' Dec.25 Prosecutors probe 'al-Qaeda link'
  Prosecutors have alleged that men suspected of murdering 4 French tourists are linked to a group allied to al-Qaeda




West Africa, 2007 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.26  Security forces kill at least 59 in protests Jan.26 President Lansana Conte 'to cede powers'  Conte has agreed to cede some powers to a prime minister. Union leaders may call off their general strike Feb.5 Mauritania refuses migrant boat
Feb.7  Hundreds in limbo on disabled freighter Feb.10 Street demonstrators shot Feb.12  Hundreds of stranded migrants go ashore Feb.12  President Conte declares emergency Mar.6  Ghana celebrates independence Apr.13 Security tight for polls Apr.16 Court puts poll in doubt Apr.17  Parties demand poll delay Apr.20 Ballots 'not in country'  Election commission: Ballot papers have not yet arrived in Nigeria on the eve of the presidential elections Apr.22 'Flawed' vote rerun call  The biggest local election observer group: presidential election was so badly flawed that it should be cancelled and held again Apr.23 Yar'Adua wins flawed vote
  President Obasanjo's chosen successor was proclaimed victor in a presidential election
 The electoral commission chief said Umaru Yar'Adua of the People's Democratic Party had 24,638,063 votes against 6,605,299 for Muhammadu Buhari of the All Nigeria People's Party. EU observers said was not credible and Olusegun Obasanjo admitted was not perfect
Apr.24 President says elections not fatally flawed Apr.25  Yar'Adua calls for reconciliation Apr.27 Liberia loses 'blood diamonds' label   The Council voted unanimously to lift a ban on Liberian diamond exports imposed when so-called blood diamonds were being used to fuel wars May.1  President keeps office, campaign says May.29  President Obasanjo hails successor Jun.23  Unions end fuel strike Jul.20 UN probes 'abuse'  The United Nations is investigating allegations of widespread sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers Jul.28 Liberia lifts diamond mining ban Jul.30 President and PM burn weapons Aug.10 S Leone poised for landmark polls  Voters go to the polls to elect a new president and members of parliament, 5 years after the end of a brutal civil war Aug.26 Run-off in presidential poll Aug.28 President warns of state of emergency Sep.17 New president Koroma inaugurated Sep.20 African floods prompt aid appeal  Aid agencies have started appealing for funds to assist people hit by the floods in several countries. Volta River burst its banks Oct.14 Togo votes free of boycott Nov.6 Migrants toss dozens of dead overboard Nov.12 IMF ready to cancel Liberia debt Nov.13 S Leone 'riddled with corruption'