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B. 11-16 Mugabe 'resisting calls to resign' Zimbabwe
C. 11-06 Mugabe sacks 'disloyal' Mnangagwa Zimbabwe
3. 10-25 Kenya election: Voting begins amid tightened security Kenya
4. 10-12 Ex-football star George Weah takes early lead Liberia
5. 09-01 Kenyatta blasts court after vote annulled Kenya
G. 08-15 Grace Mugabe back from SA despite assault claim Zimbabwe
08-11 Uhuru Kenyatta defeats Raila Odinga Nairobi, Kenya
8. 08-08 Kenya election: Kenyatta ahead as votes counted Kenya
J. 08-08 Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence vote South Africa

Recent Summary.     Click for More > Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men Huge rival rallies grip Egypt Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies South Sudan raises national flag   Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have watched the raising of the new country's flag at an independence ceremony in the capital Laurent Gbagbo captured More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre 99% vote to split in Southern Sudan Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins Pope visits Africa, reaffirms condom ban Riots erupt after president re-elected HIV medics released to Bulgaria Muslims blast pope's Islam speech
Mugabe 'resisting calls to resign' Uhuru Kenyatta defeats Raila Odinga   Kenya's President, in office since 2013, took 54.3% of votes, ahead of his rival Raila Odinga, with 44.7%, officials say   G7 summit agrees on countering terrorism but not climate change   Leaders of the world's leading industrial nations, the G7, have agreed on new action to counter terrorism at a summit in Taormina, Sicily Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaves Gambia Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement 'back on' Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile Burundi coup bid: President Nkurunziza's return 'thwarted' Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests   South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies
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  Kenya's President, in office since 2013, took 54.3% of votes, ahead of his rival Raila Odinga, with 44.7%, officials say
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Jun.10  Libya  Gaddafi's son Saif 'freed' in Libya

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May.26   Sicily   G7 summit agrees on countering terrorism but not climate change
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  Leaders of the world's leading industrial nations, the G7, have agreed on new action to counter terrorism at a summit in Taormina, Sicily
May.15   Damascus Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US

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Jan.21   Gambia Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaves 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.18  Gambia  Gambia's President Jammeh refuses to leave office as deadline passes

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Dec.14   Aleppo Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement 'back on'   A deal to evacuate the last rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo is back on, opposition fighters say, a day after a previous agreement fell thr... Dec.9   Gambia Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result  Speaking on state TV, Jammeh has rejected the result of the presidential election held earlier this month, a week after admitting defeat

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Aug.6  South Africa  South Africa local elections: ANC loses in capital Pretoria

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Apr.30   Kenya   Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile
Map of Nairobi National Park Nairobi Kenya  President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to a huge stockpile of ivory in an effort to show his country's commitment to saving Africa's elephants

year 2015 Top ^

Jul.25  Kenya  Trials would aid fight against corruption - Obama Jun.14  South Africa  South Africa court bid to arrest Sudan's Omar al-Bashir May.13   Burundi Burundi coup bid: President Nkurunziza's return 'thwarted'   Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to return home to tackle a coup has failed and he has returned to Tanzania where he was attending a summit Apr.18   South Africa Zuma vows to end attacks on migrants
Mar.31   Nigeria Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins Jan.17  Niger  Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.21  Tunisia  Tunisia veteran claims election win Oct.31   Burkina Faso Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests   Blaise Compaore stepped down in the wake of demonstrations demanding his ouster. Army General Honore Traore staff assumed power Oct.17  Nigeria  Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free Aug.17  Liberia  Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit May.9   Ethiopia South Sudan rivals agree peace deal


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Dec.27   Southern Sudan South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire
Dec.15   South Africa Mandela buried at ancestral home Dec.10  Johannesburg  Obama pays tribute at Mandela memorial Dec.5   Johannesburg   South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies
  South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95
 He South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison for his political activities. 'Our nation has lost its greatest son,' President Jacob Zuma said
Oct.9   Libya Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men   Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been seized by armed men from a hotel in the capital, Tripoli 'to an unknown place for unknown reasons' Aug.3  Zimbabwe  President Mugabe re-elected amid fraud claims Jul.26   Egypt Huge rival rallies grip Egypt   Huge rallies by supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist president are continuing into the night with five people killed in Alexa... Jul.17  South Africa  Nelson Mandela turns 95 in hospital Jun.23  South Africa  Mandela critically ill in hospital Jun.7  South Africa  Nelson Mandela back in hospital Mar.28  South Africa  Mandela 'responding positively' in hospital Mar.24   CAR CAR President Bozize flees capital
Mar.9   Kenya Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidency Feb.6  Tunisia  Politician's slaying shocks Tunisia Jan.27  Egypt  Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.25   Egypt Voters back Egyptian constitution
Dec.15  Johannesburg  Mandela in hospital after surgery Nov.29  Egypt  Assembly adopts new constitution Nov.22   Egypt Egypt president takes new powers Sep.12   Eastern Libya Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate
 The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an American-produced online film considered offensive to Muslims. 3 other Americans were killed by rockets fired at the U.S. Consulate
Aug.12  Egypt  Egypt president 'retires' military figures Jun.14  Egypt  Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid Apr.17  Egypt  Bans on Egypt candidates upheld Mar.17   Egypt Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
  Pope Shenouda III has died at the age of 88, state television has announced. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's 80 million population Feb.23  Tunisia  World powers seek Syria breakthrough Jan.2  Nigeria  Nigeria fury at fuel price rises

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Dec.3  Egypt  Egypt Islamists widen poll lead Nov.27  Egypt  Arab League imposed sanctions on Syria Nov.24  Egypt  Egypt military 'appoints new PM' Oct.27   Tunisia Islamists win Tunisia's elections
Oct.25  Libya  Gadhafi buried along with son Oct.23   Eastern Libya Libya's new leaders declare liberation Sep.15  Libya  Sarkozy, Cameron pledge aid to Libya Sep.9   Egypt Protesters break into Israeli embassy Sep.5  Niger  Libya army convoy reaches Niger Jul.9   Southern Sudan South Sudan raises national flag Map of Juba Southern Sudan
  Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have watched the raising of the new country's flag at an independence ceremony in the capital.    Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-...
Apr.17  Nigeria  Jonathan 'headed for Nigeria win' Apr.11   Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo captured
Map of Abidjan Ivory Coast  Ivory Coast's UN-recognised President, Alassane Ouattara, has urged restraint after the dramatic capture of his bitter rival Mar.20  Egypt  Egyptians approve constitutional changes Feb.22  Libya  Defiant Gaddafi refuses to quit Feb.20   Eastern Libya   More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre Map of Benghazi Libya  Protesters used an explosives-laden car in an attempt to gain entry into a military camp and clashes were reported in a funeral procession Feb.14  Algeria  Unrest spread across M East and N Africa Feb.12  Egypt  Egypt moves to reassure allies Feb.4  Egypt  Tens of thousands demand change Jan.30   Southern Sudan 99% vote to split in Southern Sudan  98.83% of Southern Sudanese voted to split from the north, organizers reported, marking the first complete preliminary results Jan.29  Egypt  Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy Jan.25  Egypt  3 dead after thousands protest Jan.17  Tunisia  N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation Jan.14   Tunisia   Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins Map of Tunis Tunisia  Army tanks and armored personnel carriers patrolled Tunis, a day after Ghannouchi announced that he is the interim president

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.23  Ivory Coast  Post-election violence claimed 173 lives Dec.4  Ivory Coast  Ivorian crisis as rivals sworn in Feb.23   Sudan Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels


year 2009 Top ^

Jul.10  Ghana  Obama's trip sends message to Africa Jun.4   Egypt Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims
Apr.24   South Africa ANC wins 'outright poll majority' Mar.21   Madagascar Opposition leader becomes president Mar.17   Cameroon   Pope visits Africa, reaffirms condom ban  Benedict XVI refused to soften the Vatican's ban on condom use as he arrived in Africa for his first visit to the continent as pope Mar.6  Zimbabwe  PM's wife killed in car crash Feb.11  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai sworn in as PM

year 2008 Top ^

Sep.21   South Africa Mbeki resigns as president
Sep.15   Zimbabwe Rivals sign power-share deal Sep.5  Libya  Rice meets with Libya leader Jul.21  Zimbabwe  Rivals sign deal on talks Jul.18  South Africa  Mandela at 90 issues call for poor Jun.29  Zimbabwe  Mugabe sworn in after disputed election Jun.22   Zimbabwe Opposition pulls out of election Jun.9  Somalia  Factions sign peace deal Apr.26  Zimbabwe  Recount shows opposition ahead Apr.12  Zambia  Summit opens to end Zimbabwe vote crisis Apr.2   Zimbabwe Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority Feb.28  Kenya  Rivals sign power-sharing deal

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Dec.30   Kenya Riots erupt after president re-elected   Government has suspended all live TV broadcasts as violence engulfed Nairobi following the re-election of incumbent president Mwai Kibaki Nov.29   Sudan UK teacher jailed over teddy row
Nov.2   Chad 'Kidnap' children may not get home Jul.23   Libya HIV medics released to Bulgaria   6 Bulgarian medics who were serving life sentences have been freed and are now on a plane to Bulgaria Apr.23  Nigeria  Yar'Adua wins flawed vote Mar.12   Zimbabwe Opposition tortured by police

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Dec.19  Libya  HIV medics condemned to death Nov.16  Sudan  Sudan 'backs' Darfur force plan Nov.15  Congo  Kabila named winner of vote Oct.31  South Africa  Botha, bastion of white rule, dies Oct.22  Sudan  Sudan expels U.N. envoy for blog Sep.14   Arab Countries   Muslims blast pope's Islam speech  Muslim leaders have condemned Benedict over comments he made about Islam in Germany and demanded he apologize Jul.29  Congo  Congo goes to polls first time in decades May.5   Nigeria Main parties sign Darfur accord
Mar.29   Nigeria Taylor on flight back to Liberia

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Dec.29  Arab Countries  Row deepens over Danish cartoons Dec.24  Egypt  Nour jailed for 5 years Nov.27  Egypt  Muslim Brotherhood's poll success Nov.10  Liberia  Johnson-Sirleaf claims presidential win Sep.9  Egypt  Mubarak wins vote Jun.22  Zimbabwe  Evicted moved to 'transit camp' Feb.8   Egypt Palestinians, Israel announce cease-fire
Feb.5  Togo  President Eyadema dies Jan.9  Kenya  Historic Sudan peace accord signed


Uhuru Kenyatta defeats Raila Odinga Map of Nairobi Kenya




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Aug.11   Kenya
  Kenya's President, in office since 2013, took 54.3% of votes, ahead of his rival Raila Odinga, with 44.7%, officials say
Aug.8  Kenya  Kenya election: Kenyatta ahead as votes counted 2016 Dec.9   Gambia Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result  Speaking on state TV, Jammeh has rejected the result of the presidential election held earlier this month, a week after admitting defeat Aug.6  South Africa  South Africa local elections: ANC loses in capital Pretoria 2015 Mar.31   Nigeria Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins 2014 Dec.21  Tunisia  Tunisia veteran claims election win 2013 Aug.3  Zimbabwe  President Mugabe re-elected amid fraud claims Mar.9   Kenya Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidency 2012 Dec.25   Egypt Voters back Egyptian constitution Apr.17  Egypt  Bans on Egypt candidates upheld 2011 Dec.3  Egypt  Egypt Islamists widen poll lead Oct.27   Tunisia Islamists win Tunisia's elections Apr.17  Nigeria  Jonathan 'headed for Nigeria win' Mar.20  Egypt  Egyptians approve constitutional changes Jan.30   Southern Sudan 99% vote to split in Southern Sudan
  98.83% of Southern Sudanese voted to split from the north, organizers reported, marking the first complete preliminary results 2010 Dec.23  Ivory Coast  Post-election violence claimed 173 lives 2009 Apr.24   South Africa ANC wins 'outright poll majority' 2008 Jun.22   Zimbabwe Opposition pulls out of election Apr.26  Zimbabwe  Recount shows opposition ahead Apr.2   Zimbabwe Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority 2007 Dec.30   Kenya Riots erupt after president re-elected   Government has suspended all live TV broadcasts as violence engulfed Nairobi following the re-election of incumbent president Mwai Kibaki Apr.23  Nigeria  Yar'Adua wins flawed vote 2006 Nov.15  Congo  Kabila named winner of vote Jul.29  Congo  Congo goes to polls first time in decades 2005 Nov.27  Egypt  Muslim Brotherhood's poll success Nov.10  Liberia  Johnson-Sirleaf claims presidential win Sep.9  Egypt  Mubarak wins vote



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2011 Oct.23   Eastern Libya Libya's new leaders declare liberation
Jul.9   Southern Sudan South Sudan raises national flag Map of Juba Southern Sudan
  Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have watched the raising of the new country's flag at an independence ceremony in the capital.    Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-...




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2012 Mar.17   Egypt Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
  Pope Shenouda III has died at the age of 88, state television has announced. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's 80 million population 2009 Jun.4   Egypt Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims Mar.17   Cameroon   Pope visits Africa, reaffirms condom ban  Benedict XVI refused to soften the Vatican's ban on condom use as he arrived in Africa for his first visit to the continent as pope 2006 Sep.14   Arab Countries   Muslims blast pope's Islam speech  Muslim leaders have condemned Benedict over comments he made about Islam in Germany and demanded he apologize 2005 Dec.29  Arab Countries  Row deepens over Danish cartoons



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2012 Nov.29  Egypt  Assembly adopts new constitution Nov.22   Egypt Egypt president takes new powers




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2008 Jul.18  South Africa  Mandela at 90 issues call for poor



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2017 May.26   Sicily   G7 summit agrees on countering terrorism but not climate change
Map of Taormina Sicily Italy
  Leaders of the world's leading industrial nations, the G7, have agreed on new action to counter terrorism at a summit in Taormina, Sicily
2016 Apr.30   Kenya   Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile
Map of Nairobi National Park Nairobi Kenya  President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to a huge stockpile of ivory in an effort to show his country's commitment to saving Africa's elephants 2008 Apr.12  Zambia  Summit opens to end Zimbabwe vote crisis



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2009 Jul.10  Ghana  Obama's trip sends message to Africa 2008 Sep.5  Libya  Rice meets with Libya leader



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2016 Dec.14   Aleppo Aleppo battle: Evacuation agreement 'back on'   A deal to evacuate the last rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo is back on, opposition fighters say, a day after a previous agreement fell thr... 2014 Oct.17  Nigeria  Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free May.9   Ethiopia South Sudan rivals agree peace deal
2013 Dec.27   Southern Sudan South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire 2010 Feb.23   Sudan Sudan signs ceasefire with Darfur rebels 2008 Sep.15   Zimbabwe Rivals sign power-share deal Jul.21  Zimbabwe  Rivals sign deal on talks Jun.9  Somalia  Factions sign peace deal Feb.28  Kenya  Rivals sign power-sharing deal 2006 Nov.16  Sudan  Sudan 'backs' Darfur force plan May.5   Nigeria Main parties sign Darfur accord 2005 Feb.8   Egypt Palestinians, Israel announce cease-fire Jan.9  Kenya  Historic Sudan peace accord signed



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2017 May.15   Damascus Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US
2015 Jul.25  Kenya  Trials would aid fight against corruption - Obama 2007 Nov.29   Sudan UK teacher jailed over teddy row Jul.23   Libya HIV medics released to Bulgaria   6 Bulgarian medics who were serving life sentences have been freed and are now on a plane to Bulgaria Mar.12   Zimbabwe Opposition tortured by police 2006 Dec.19  Libya  HIV medics condemned to death 2005 Dec.24  Egypt  Nour jailed for 5 years Jun.22  Zimbabwe  Evicted moved to 'transit camp'



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2012 Sep.12   Eastern Libya Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate
 The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an American-produced online film considered offensive to Muslims. 3 other Americans were killed by rockets fired at the U.S. Consulate
2006 Oct.22  Sudan  Sudan expels U.N. envoy for blog



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2011 Nov.27  Egypt  Arab League imposed sanctions on Syria



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2012 Feb.23  Tunisia  World powers seek Syria breakthrough



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2017 Nov. 16   Zimbabwe   Mugabe 'resisting calls to resign'  Zimbabwe's long-time President is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation Nov. 6  Zimbabwe  Mugabe sacks 'disloyal' Mnangagwa Jun.10  Libya  Gaddafi's son Saif 'freed' in Libya Jan.21   Gambia Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaves 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.18  Gambia  Gambia's President Jammeh refuses to leave office as deadline passes 2015 Jun.14  South Africa  South Africa court bid to arrest Sudan's Omar al-Bashir May.13   Burundi Burundi coup bid: President Nkurunziza's return 'thwarted'   Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to return home to tackle a coup has failed and he has returned to Tanzania where he was attending a summit Apr.18   South Africa Zuma vows to end attacks on migrants
2014 Oct.31   Burkina Faso Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests   Blaise Compaore stepped down in the wake of demonstrations demanding his ouster. Army General Honore Traore staff assumed power 2013 Oct.9   Libya Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men   Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been seized by armed men from a hotel in the capital, Tripoli 'to an unknown place for unknown reasons' Jul.17  South Africa  Nelson Mandela turns 95 in hospital Jun.23  South Africa  Mandela critically ill in hospital Jun.7  South Africa  Nelson Mandela back in hospital Mar.28  South Africa  Mandela 'responding positively' in hospital Mar.24   CAR CAR President Bozize flees capital Feb.6  Tunisia  Politician's slaying shocks Tunisia 2012 Dec.15  Johannesburg  Mandela in hospital after surgery Aug.12  Egypt  Egypt president 'retires' military figures 2011 Nov.24  Egypt  Egypt military 'appoints new PM' Sep.5  Niger  Libya army convoy reaches Niger Apr.11   Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo captured Map of Abidjan Ivory Coast  Ivory Coast's UN-recognised President, Alassane Ouattara, has urged restraint after the dramatic capture of his bitter rival Feb.22  Libya  Defiant Gaddafi refuses to quit Jan.29  Egypt  Embattled Mubarak appoints deputy Jan.14   Tunisia   Tunisian president flees; PM takes reins Map of Tunis Tunisia  Army tanks and armored personnel carriers patrolled Tunis, a day after Ghannouchi announced that he is the interim president 2010 Dec.4  Ivory Coast  Ivorian crisis as rivals sworn in 2009 Mar.21   Madagascar Opposition leader becomes president Mar.6  Zimbabwe  PM's wife killed in car crash Feb.11  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai sworn in as PM 2008 Sep.21   South Africa Mbeki resigns as president Jun.29  Zimbabwe  Mugabe sworn in after disputed election 2006 Mar.29   Nigeria Taylor on flight back to Liberia



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2015 Jan.17  Niger  Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire 2014 Aug.17  Liberia  Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit 2013 Jul.26   Egypt Huge rival rallies grip Egypt   Huge rallies by supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist president are continuing into the night with five people killed in Alexa... 2011 Sep.9   Egypt Protesters break into Israeli embassy
Feb.20   Eastern Libya   More than 200 killed in Benghazi massacre Map of Benghazi Libya  Protesters used an explosives-laden car in an attempt to gain entry into a military camp and clashes were reported in a funeral procession Feb.14  Algeria  Unrest spread across M East and N Africa Feb.4  Egypt  Tens of thousands demand change Jan.25  Egypt  3 dead after thousands protest Jan.17  Tunisia  N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation



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2017 Oct. 25  Kenya  Kenya election: Voting begins amid tightened security 2013 Jan.27  Egypt  Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises



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2013 Dec.15   South Africa Mandela buried at ancestral home
Dec.10  Johannesburg  Obama pays tribute at Mandela memorial Dec.5   Johannesburg   South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies
  South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95
 He South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison for his political activities. 'Our nation has lost its greatest son,' President Jacob Zuma said
2011 Oct.25  Libya  Gadhafi buried along with son 2006 Oct.31  South Africa  Botha, bastion of white rule, dies 2005 Feb.5  Togo  President Eyadema dies



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2012 Jun.14  Egypt  Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid