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1. 01-01 Mob burns Kenyans cowering in church Eldoret, Kenya
01-17 Kenya 'turned into killing field' Kenya
D. 04-02 Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority Zimbabwe
E. 06-22 Opposition pulls out of election Zimbabwe
5. 07-14 President charged with genocide Sudan
G. 09-15 Rivals sign power-share deal Zimbabwe
H. 09-21 Mbeki resigns as president South Africa
8. 09-25 Pirates seize ship carrying tanks Somalia
9. 11-17 Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia Somalia

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Mob burns Kenyans cowering in church Kenya 'turned into killing field'   Opposition leader Odinga has accused the government and the police of turning the country into 'killing fields of the innocent' Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority Opposition pulls out of election President charged with genocide Rivals sign power-share deal Mbeki resigns as president   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia Cholera deaths near 500
Jan.1   Kenya
 Sudan  Gunman kills U.S. diplomat, driver
Jan.13  South Africa  Scandal-hit Interpol chief quits
Jan.17   Kenya
Jan.24  Kenya  Rivals hold 'ice-breaker' talks
Jan.28  Kenya  Gangs face off in tribal violence
Feb.2  Chad  Rebels move in on Chad capital
Feb.4  Chad  Rebels withdraw from capital
Feb.27  South Africa  Outcry in SA over 'racist' video
Feb.28  Kenya  Rivals sign power-sharing deal
Mar.13  Mosul  Archbishop death condemned
 Senegal  Sudan and Chad strike peace deal
Mar.31  Chad  Aid workers free after Chad pardon
Apr.2   Zimbabwe
Apr.12  Zambia  Summit opens to end Zimbabwe vote crisis
Apr.13  Kenya  Odinga named PM in bid to end vote crisis
Apr.16  Congo  Plane crash kills 38; others missing
Apr.17  Kenya  Unity government sworn in
Apr.22  Darfur  Darfur deaths 'could be 300,000'
Apr.26  Zimbabwe  Recount shows opposition ahead
Apr.30  Somalia  Air raid kills militants
May.2  Zimbabwe  Officials: rivals face runoff
May.24  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai returns home
May.26  Ethiopia  Court sentences Mengistu to death
Jun.4  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai arrested ahead of runoff vote
Jun.9  Somalia  Factions sign peace deal
Jun.10  Sudan  28 dead as fire engulfs plane
Jun.20  Zimbabwe  Biti ordered to face treason trial
Jun.22   Zimbabwe
Jun.27  Zimbabwe  Vote under threat of violence
Jun.29  Zimbabwe  Mugabe sworn in after disputed election
Jul.1  Egypt  African call for Zimbabwe unity
Jul.5  Zimbabwe  Mbeki in Harare for crisis talks
Jul.11  Sudan  Sudanese president may be charged
Jul.14   Sudan
Jul.18  South Africa  Mandela at 90 issues call for poor
Jul.21  Zimbabwe  Rivals sign deal on talks
Aug.17  Johannesburg  Summit ends in Zimbabwe stalemate
Aug.26  Libya  Sudanese plane hijacked in Darfur
Sep.5  Libya  Rice meets with Libya leader
Sep.11  Zimbabwe  Rivals agree unity deal
Sep.12  South Africa  Judge throws out Zuma charges
Sep.15   Zimbabwe
Sep.17  Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe replaces $10 trillion banknote
Sep.21   South Africa
Sep.25   Somalia
Sep.29  Egypt  Kidnapped European tourists freed
Nov.6  Congo  Cease-fire unraveling as fighting spreads
Nov.17   Somalia
Nov.19  Somalia  Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames
Dec.2   Zimbabwe
Dec.18  Tanzania  Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide
 Zimbabwe  Cholera deaths pass 1,000
Dec.23  Guinea  Coup as president dies
Dec.29  Somalia  President quits amid power struggle



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February 2008
Rebels move in on Chad capital
Rebels withdraw from capital
Rivals sign power-sharing deal
Outcry in SA over 'racist' video
Rebels move in on Chad capital
Rebels withdraw from capital
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Rivals sign power-sharing deal
March 2008
Sudan and Chad strike peace deal
Aid workers free after Chad pardon
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Archbishop death condemned
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April 2008
Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority
Summit opens to end Zimbabwe vote crisis
Odinga named PM in bid to end vote crisis
Darfur deaths 'could be 300,000'
Recount shows opposition ahead
Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority
Summit opens to end Zimbabwe vote crisis
Recount shows opposition ahead
Darfur deaths 'could be 300,000'
Air raid kills militants
Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority
Recount shows opposition ahead
Odinga named PM in bid to end vote crisis
Unity government sworn in
Air raid kills militants
May 2008
Officials: rivals face runoff
Tsvangirai returns home
Officials: rivals face runoff
Tsvangirai returns home
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Officials: rivals face runoff
Tsvangirai returns home
Court sentences Mengistu to death
June 2008
Tsvangirai arrested ahead of runoff vote
Biti ordered to face treason trial
Opposition pulls out of election
Mugabe sworn in after disputed election
Tsvangirai arrested ahead of runoff vote
Biti ordered to face treason trial
Opposition pulls out of election
Mugabe sworn in after disputed election
Factions sign peace deal
28 dead as fire engulfs plane
Tsvangirai arrested ahead of runoff vote
Biti ordered to face treason trial
Opposition pulls out of election
Mugabe sworn in after disputed election
Factions sign peace deal
July 2008
Mbeki in Harare for crisis talks
Mandela at 90 issues call for poor
Rivals sign deal on talks
Mbeki in Harare for crisis talks
Mandela at 90 issues call for poor
Rivals sign deal on talks
African call for Zimbabwe unity
Sudanese president may be charged
President charged with genocide
Mbeki in Harare for crisis talks
Rivals sign deal on talks
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August 2008
Summit ends in Zimbabwe stalemate
Sudanese plane hijacked in Darfur
Summit ends in Zimbabwe stalemate
Sudanese plane hijacked in Darfur
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September 2008
Rice meets with Libya leader
Judge throws out Zuma charges
Rivals sign power-share deal
Mbeki resigns as president
Rivals agree unity deal
Judge throws out Zuma charges
Rivals sign power-share deal
Mbeki resigns as president
Rice meets with Libya leader
Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
Kidnapped European tourists freed
Rivals agree unity deal
Rivals sign power-share deal
Zimbabwe replaces $10 trillion banknote
Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
November 2008
Cease-fire unraveling as fighting spreads
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Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia
Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames
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Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia
Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames
December 2008
Cholera deaths near 500
Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide
Coup as president dies
Cholera deaths near 500
Cholera deaths pass 1,000
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Cholera deaths near 500
Cholera deaths pass 1,000
Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide

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January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Kenya  
  A mob set fire to a church where Kenyans were seeking refuge from post-election violence, searing many and leaving others as heaps of ash.    The mob set fire to the church in Eldoret where many people from President Kibaki's Kikuyu tr...
  Sudan Gunman kills U.S. diplomat, driver Jan.2  Kenya  Water cannon used on march Jan.3  Kenya  Civil unrest damaging Kenya's economy Jan.4  Kenya  180,000 people displaced Jan.7  Kenya  President Kibaki invites foe to talks Jan.13   South Africa Scandal-hit Interpol chief quits Jan.15  Kenya  Opposition wins two posts Jan.16  Kenya  Police shoot protesters Jan.17   Kenya   Kenya 'turned into killing field'
  Opposition leader Odinga has accused the government and the police of turning the country into 'killing fields of the innocent'
Jan.23  Congo  Report: 5 million killed in Congo conflict Jan.24   Kenya Rivals hold 'ice-breaker' talks
Jan.27  Kenya  Tribal hatred fuels more violence Jan.28   Kenya   Gangs face off in tribal violence   Hundreds of people from rival tribes confronted each other on a main road in Naivasha as tensions remained high in the Rift Valley town

February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2   Chad   Rebels move in on Chad capital   Ambassador to the U.S. has insisted that an uprising is being quashed by government troops amid reports that 400 rebels had entered the city Feb.3  Rwanda  Great Lakes hit by deadly quakes Feb.4   Chad Rebels withdraw from capital
Feb.8  Darfur  Sudan bombs rebel forces Feb.10  Ghana  Egypt won a record sixth Africa Cup Feb.15  Benin  Bush begins Africa trip Feb.26  Kenya  Poll negotiations suspended Feb.27   South Africa Outcry in SA over 'racist' video Feb.28   Kenya   Rivals sign power-sharing deal  President Kibaki and opposition leader Odinga agreed to form a coalition government after weeks of wrangling

March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.6  Kenya  President pushes peace deal Mar.13   Mosul Archbishop death condemned
  Senegal Sudan and Chad strike peace deal Mar.29  Zimbabwe  Opposition cries foul as Zimbabwe votes Mar.30  Zimbabwe  First results of elections announced Mar.31   Chad   Aid workers free after Chad pardon  6 French aid workers convicted of plotting to kidnap African children for adoption in Europe have been released from prison

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   Zimbabwe     Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority
  Election Commission: Zanu-PF party has taken 94 of the 207 contested seats, while opposition parties have won 105.    The MDC said its leader Morgan Tsvangirai had won the presidential...
Apr.3  Zimbabwe  Raids target opposition party Apr.4  Zimbabwe  Zanu-PF backs Mugabe for run-off Apr.5  Zimbabwe  Opposition: Runoff risks violence Apr.11  Zambia  Summit to tackle Zimbabwe Apr.12   Zambia   Summit opens to end Zimbabwe vote crisis   Leaders from southern Africa convened for a meeting aimed at trying to resolve a dispute over the release of March 29 presidential election ...  Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe to hold partial recount Apr.13   Kenya Odinga named PM in bid to end vote crisis Apr.16   Congo Plane crash kills 38; others missing Apr.17   Kenya Unity government sworn in Apr.19  Somalia  82 reported killed in Mogadishu Apr.22  Egypt  al-Zawahiri: Attacks on West works   Darfur   Darfur deaths 'could be 300,000'  UN head of humanitarian affairs John Holmes: An estimated 300,000 people may have died as a result of the conflict. That is an increase of 5... Apr.25  Nigeria  Oil firms cut output Apr.26   Zimbabwe   Recount shows opposition ahead  Ruling party has failed to gain the seats needed to hold onto control of parliament in a recount of ballots in last month's controversial el... Apr.30   Somalia Air raid kills militants

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.2   Zimbabwe Officials: rivals face runoff
 Zimbabwe  Mugabe rivals reject poll result May.10  Sudan  Sudan cuts Chad ties over attack May.20  South Africa  Thousands flee violence May.24   Zimbabwe Tsvangirai returns home May.26   Ethiopia Court sentences Mengistu to death

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4   Zimbabwe Tsvangirai arrested ahead of runoff vote
Jun.5  Zimbabwe  Police 'attack U.S. diplomats'  Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe suspends aid operations Jun.6  Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe halts opposition rallies Jun.9   Somalia   Factions sign peace deal  The government has signed a peace deal with an opposition bloc aimed at ending 17 years of conflict in the country Jun.10   Sudan   28 dead as fire engulfs plane   A jetliner burst into flames after landing. A defect the Sudan Airways plane caused it to catch fire as it touched down. Some passengers sur... Jun.12  Zimbabwe  Mugabe critic on treason charge Jun.20   Zimbabwe Biti ordered to face treason trial Jun.22   Zimbabwe   Opposition pulls out of election
  Morgan Tsvangirai is pulling out of presidential run-off as there was no point running when elections would not be free and fair.    Tsvangirai called on the global commu...
Jun.23  Zimbabwe  Mugabe rival seeks refuge in embassy Jun.24  Zimbabwe  Mugabe defiant as criticism grows Jun.27   Zimbabwe Vote under threat of violence Jun.29   Zimbabwe     Mugabe sworn in after disputed election  President Robert Mugabe was sworn in after the Electoral Commission declared he overwhelmingly won the disputed runoff election

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   Egypt African call for Zimbabwe unity
Jul.5   Zimbabwe Mbeki in Harare for crisis talks Jul.9  Darfur  Attack kills 7 U.N. peacekeepers Jul.10  South Africa  Zimbabwe rival parties hold talks Jul.11   Sudan Sudanese president may be charged Jul.14   Sudan     President charged with genocide
  The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed charges against Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a campaign of violence in Darfur.    Luis Moreno-Ocampo told judges at The Hague that al-Bashir bore criminal responsibility for alleged atrocities committed...
Jul.18   South Africa     Mandela at 90 issues call for poor  Nelson Mandela, the man credited with ending apartheid in S. Africa, has marked his 90th birthday by calling for the rich to do more for the... Jul.19  Zimbabwe  $100 billion banknotes introduced Jul.21   Zimbabwe     Rivals sign deal on talks  President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai have signed an agreement for formal talks

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.4  South Africa  Defiant Zuma fights corruption charges Aug.6  Mauritania  Rengade officers stage coup Aug.15  Johannesburg  Summit to target Zimbabwe crisis Aug.17   Johannesburg Summit ends in Zimbabwe stalemate Aug.23  Somalia  City clears bodies after deadly clashes Aug.26  Zimbabwe  Mugabe heckled at parliament opening   Libya Sudanese plane hijacked in Darfur

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.5   Libya     Rice meets with Libya leader  Secretary of State met with Moammar Gadhafi, who asked for the latest news on the hurricanes plaguing U.S. coasts in recent weeks Sep.8  Angola  Rivals accept MPLA victory Sep.11   Zimbabwe Rivals agree unity deal
Sep.12   South Africa     Judge throws out Zuma charges   A judge has ruled that the prosecution against African National Congress President Jacob Zuma was invalid Sep.15   Zimbabwe     Rivals sign power-share deal
  President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai set aside deep differences to sign a deal intended to end the violent crisis
Sep.17   Zimbabwe Zimbabwe replaces $10 trillion banknote Sep.21   South Africa   Mbeki resigns as president
  Thabo Mbeki has formally resigned, a day after accepting a call by the governing African National Congress to resign.    In a TV address, Mr Mbeki said he had submitted ...
Sep.23  South Africa  11 ministers resign Sep.25  South Africa  Motlanthe elected president   Somalia     Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Sep.29   Egypt   Kidnapped European tourists freed  11 tourists and their Egyptian guides, who were kidnapped 10 days ago in southern Egypt were released unharmed

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.11  Zimbabwe  Fury as Mugabe party gets key ministries  Mosul  Threatened Christians flee Mosul Oct.12  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai in threat to quit deal Oct.15  Somalia  Pirates hijacked bulk carrier Oct.18  Sudan  9 Chinese workers, 2 Sudanese kidnapped Oct.27  Congo  Tutsi rebels advancing on city of Goma Oct.31  East Africa  African trade blocs agree to merge

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.6   Congo   Cease-fire unraveling as fighting spreads  A fragile cease-fire appeared to be unraveling as battles between warlord Laurent Nkunda's rebels and the army spread to another town Nov.9  South Africa  Zimbabwe rivals 'must compromise' Nov.11  Congo  Looting, rapes as peace fades Nov.15  Burkina Faso  At least 60 die in bus crash  Somalia  Gunmen seize cargo ship off Somalia Nov.16  Congo  U.N. envoy meets Congolese rebel leader Nov.17  Kenya  Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker   Somalia   Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia
  The Sirius Star, a giant Saudi tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean, is nearing the coast of Somalia.    Pirates have anchored the tanker off the Somali coast, as the...
Nov.19   Somalia Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames Nov.21  Zimbabwe  Cholera kills 300 Nov.22  Zimbabwe  Government rejects Carter and Annan Nov.23  Somalia  Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2   Zimbabwe     Cholera deaths near 500
  More than 11,700 cases of cholera have been recorded since August.    Cholera spread has been aided by the collapse of Zimbabwe's hea...
Dec.13  Somalia  Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates' Dec.16  Algeria  Call for record Opec output cut Dec.18   Tanzania   Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide  The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on convicted Theoneste Bagosora, 67, the 'mastermind', and sentenced him to life in prison   Zimbabwe Cholera deaths pass 1,000 Dec.20  Somalia  Iranian warships sent to Somali waters Dec.21  Zimbabwe  U.S. no longer supports Zimbabwe deal Dec.23   Guinea   Coup as president dies  An army captain announced what appeared to be a military coup, but the prime minister later said the government was functioning  Guinea  Coup leaders name council Dec.25  Somalia  German navy foils Somali pirates Dec.29   Somalia President quits amid power struggle


Kenya 'turned into killing field'




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2008
Jan.17   Kenya
  Opposition leader Odinga has accused the government and the police of turning the country into 'killing fields of the innocent'
Jan.23  Congo  Report: 5 million killed in Congo conflict Feb.2   Chad Rebels move in on Chad capital   Ambassador to the U.S. has insisted that an uprising is being quashed by government troops amid reports that 400 rebels had entered the city Feb.4   Chad Rebels withdraw from capital
Feb.8  Darfur  Sudan bombs rebel forces Mar.13   Senegal Sudan and Chad strike peace deal Apr.19  Somalia  82 reported killed in Mogadishu Apr.22   Darfur Darfur deaths 'could be 300,000'  UN head of humanitarian affairs John Holmes: An estimated 300,000 people may have died as a result of the conflict. That is an increase of 5... Apr.30   Somalia Air raid kills militants Jun.9   Somalia Factions sign peace deal  The government has signed a peace deal with an opposition bloc aimed at ending 17 years of conflict in the country Jul.9  Darfur  Attack kills 7 U.N. peacekeepers Jul.14   Sudan   President charged with genocide
  The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed charges against Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a campaign of violence in Darfur.    Luis Moreno-Ocampo told judges at The Hague that al-Bashir bore criminal responsibility for alleged atrocities committed...
Aug.6  Mauritania  Rengade officers stage coup Aug.23  Somalia  City clears bodies after deadly clashes Sep.25   Somalia   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Oct.27  Congo  Tutsi rebels advancing on city of Goma Nov.6   Congo Cease-fire unraveling as fighting spreads  A fragile cease-fire appeared to be unraveling as battles between warlord Laurent Nkunda's rebels and the army spread to another town Nov.11  Congo  Looting, rapes as peace fades Nov.16  Congo  U.N. envoy meets Congolese rebel leader Nov.19   Somalia Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames Nov.23  Somalia  Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker Dec.13  Somalia  Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates' Dec.18   Tanzania Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide  The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on convicted Theoneste Bagosora, 67, the 'mastermind', and sentenced him to life in prison Dec.20  Somalia  Iranian warships sent to Somali waters Dec.23   Guinea Coup as president dies  An army captain announced what appeared to be a military coup, but the prime minister later said the government was functioning Dec.23  Guinea  Coup leaders name council Dec.25  Somalia  German navy foils Somali pirates



Africa, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.4  Kenya  180,000 people displaced Feb.3  Rwanda  Great Lakes hit by deadly quakes Apr.16   Congo Plane crash kills 38; others missing
Jun.10   Sudan 28 dead as fire engulfs plane   A jetliner burst into flames after landing. A defect the Sudan Airways plane caused it to catch fire as it touched down. Some passengers sur... Nov.15  Burkina Faso  At least 60 die in bus crash Nov.21  Zimbabwe  Cholera kills 300 Dec.2   Zimbabwe   Cholera deaths near 500
  More than 11,700 cases of cholera have been recorded since August.    Cholera spread has been aided by the collapse of Zimbabwe's hea...
Dec.18   Zimbabwe Cholera deaths pass 1,000



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2008 Feb.10  Ghana  Egypt won a record sixth Africa Cup



Africa, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.3  Kenya  Civil unrest damaging Kenya's economy Apr.25  Nigeria  Oil firms cut output Jul.19  Zimbabwe  $100 billion banknotes introduced Sep.17   Zimbabwe Zimbabwe replaces $10 trillion banknote
Oct.31  East Africa  African trade blocs agree to merge Nov.17  Kenya  Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker Dec.16  Algeria  Call for record Opec output cut



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2008 Jan.1   Kenya Mob burns Kenyans cowering in church
Map of Eldoret Kenya
  A mob set fire to a church where Kenyans were seeking refuge from post-election violence, searing many and leaving others as heaps of ash.    The mob set fire to the church in Eldoret where many people from President Kibaki's Kikuyu tr...
Jan.1   Sudan Gunman kills U.S. diplomat, driver Jan.13   South Africa Scandal-hit Interpol chief quits Jan.27  Kenya  Tribal hatred fuels more violence Jan.28   Kenya Gangs face off in tribal violence   Hundreds of people from rival tribes confronted each other on a main road in Naivasha as tensions remained high in the Rift Valley town Mar.13   Mosul Archbishop death condemned Mar.31   Chad Aid workers free after Chad pardon  6 French aid workers convicted of plotting to kidnap African children for adoption in Europe have been released from prison Apr.22  Egypt  al-Zawahiri: Attacks on West works May.20  South Africa  Thousands flee violence May.26   Ethiopia Court sentences Mengistu to death Jul.11   Sudan Sudanese president may be charged Jul.14   Sudan   President charged with genocide
  The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed charges against Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a campaign of violence in Darfur.    Luis Moreno-Ocampo told judges at The Hague that al-Bashir bore criminal responsibility for alleged atrocities committed...
Aug.4  South Africa  Defiant Zuma fights corruption charges Aug.26   Libya Sudanese plane hijacked in Darfur
Sep.12   South Africa   Judge throws out Zuma charges   A judge has ruled that the prosecution against African National Congress President Jacob Zuma was invalid Sep.25   Somalia   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company
Sep.29   Egypt Kidnapped European tourists freed  11 tourists and their Egyptian guides, who were kidnapped 10 days ago in southern Egypt were released unharmed Oct.11  Mosul  Threatened Christians flee Mosul Oct.15  Somalia  Pirates hijacked bulk carrier Oct.18  Sudan  9 Chinese workers, 2 Sudanese kidnapped Nov.15  Somalia  Gunmen seize cargo ship off Somalia Nov.17  Kenya  Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker Nov.17   Somalia Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia
  The Sirius Star, a giant Saudi tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean, is nearing the coast of Somalia.    Pirates have anchored the tanker off the Somali coast, as the...
Nov.19   Somalia Pirate 'mother ship' left in flames Nov.23  Somalia  Islamic fighters vow to rescue tanker Dec.13  Somalia  Indian navy 'captures 23 pirates' Dec.18   Tanzania Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocide  The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on convicted Theoneste Bagosora, 67, the 'mastermind', and sentenced him to life in prison Dec.20  Somalia  Iranian warships sent to Somali waters Dec.25  Somalia  German navy foils Somali pirates



Africa, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.2  Kenya  Water cannon used on march Jan.3  Kenya  Civil unrest damaging Kenya's economy Jan.7  Kenya  President Kibaki invites foe to talks Jan.13   South Africa Scandal-hit Interpol chief quits
Jan.15  Kenya  Opposition wins two posts Jan.16  Kenya  Police shoot protesters Jan.24   Kenya Rivals hold 'ice-breaker' talks Feb.15  Benin  Bush begins Africa trip Feb.26  Kenya  Poll negotiations suspended Feb.27   South Africa Outcry in SA over 'racist' video Feb.28   Kenya Rivals sign power-sharing deal  President Kibaki and opposition leader Odinga agreed to form a coalition government after weeks of wrangling Mar.6  Kenya  President pushes peace deal Mar.13   Mosul Archbishop death condemned Mar.13   Senegal Sudan and Chad strike peace deal Mar.29  Zimbabwe  Opposition cries foul as Zimbabwe votes Mar.30  Zimbabwe  First results of elections announced Apr.2   Zimbabwe   Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority
  Election Commission: Zanu-PF party has taken 94 of the 207 contested seats, while opposition parties have won 105.    The MDC said its leader Morgan Tsvangirai had won the presidential...
Apr.3  Zimbabwe  Raids target opposition party Apr.4  Zimbabwe  Zanu-PF backs Mugabe for run-off Apr.5  Zimbabwe  Opposition: Runoff risks violence Apr.11  Zambia  Summit to tackle Zimbabwe Apr.12   Zambia Summit opens to end Zimbabwe vote crisis   Leaders from southern Africa convened for a meeting aimed at trying to resolve a dispute over the release of March 29 presidential election ... Apr.12  Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe to hold partial recount Apr.13   Kenya Odinga named PM in bid to end vote crisis Apr.17   Kenya Unity government sworn in Apr.26   Zimbabwe Recount shows opposition ahead  Ruling party has failed to gain the seats needed to hold onto control of parliament in a recount of ballots in last month's controversial el... May.2   Zimbabwe Officials: rivals face runoff May.2  Zimbabwe  Mugabe rivals reject poll result May.10  Sudan  Sudan cuts Chad ties over attack May.24   Zimbabwe Tsvangirai returns home Jun.4   Zimbabwe Tsvangirai arrested ahead of runoff vote Jun.5  Zimbabwe  Police 'attack U.S. diplomats' Jun.5  Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe suspends aid operations Jun.6  Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe halts opposition rallies Jun.9   Somalia Factions sign peace deal  The government has signed a peace deal with an opposition bloc aimed at ending 17 years of conflict in the country Jun.12  Zimbabwe  Mugabe critic on treason charge Jun.20   Zimbabwe Biti ordered to face treason trial Jun.22   Zimbabwe Opposition pulls out of election
  Morgan Tsvangirai is pulling out of presidential run-off as there was no point running when elections would not be free and fair.    Tsvangirai called on the global commu...
Jun.23  Zimbabwe  Mugabe rival seeks refuge in embassy Jun.24  Zimbabwe  Mugabe defiant as criticism grows Jun.27   Zimbabwe Vote under threat of violence Jun.29   Zimbabwe   Mugabe sworn in after disputed election  President Robert Mugabe was sworn in after the Electoral Commission declared he overwhelmingly won the disputed runoff election Jul.1   Egypt African call for Zimbabwe unity Jul.5   Zimbabwe Mbeki in Harare for crisis talks Jul.10  South Africa  Zimbabwe rival parties hold talks Jul.18   South Africa   Mandela at 90 issues call for poor  Nelson Mandela, the man credited with ending apartheid in S. Africa, has marked his 90th birthday by calling for the rich to do more for the... Jul.21   Zimbabwe   Rivals sign deal on talks  President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai have signed an agreement for formal talks Aug.15  Johannesburg  Summit to target Zimbabwe crisis Aug.17   Johannesburg Summit ends in Zimbabwe stalemate Aug.26  Zimbabwe  Mugabe heckled at parliament opening Sep.5   Libya   Rice meets with Libya leader  Secretary of State met with Moammar Gadhafi, who asked for the latest news on the hurricanes plaguing U.S. coasts in recent weeks Sep.8  Angola  Rivals accept MPLA victory Sep.11   Zimbabwe Rivals agree unity deal Sep.15   Zimbabwe   Rivals sign power-share deal
  President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai set aside deep differences to sign a deal intended to end the violent crisis
Sep.21   South Africa Mbeki resigns as president
  Thabo Mbeki has formally resigned, a day after accepting a call by the governing African National Congress to resign.    In a TV address, Mr Mbeki said he had submitted ...
Sep.23  South Africa  11 ministers resign Sep.25  South Africa  Motlanthe elected president Oct.11  Zimbabwe  Fury as Mugabe party gets key ministries Oct.11  Mosul  Threatened Christians flee Mosul Oct.12  Zimbabwe  Tsvangirai in threat to quit deal Oct.31  East Africa  African trade blocs agree to merge Nov.9  South Africa  Zimbabwe rivals 'must compromise' Nov.16  Congo  U.N. envoy meets Congolese rebel leader Nov.22  Zimbabwe  Government rejects Carter and Annan Dec.21  Zimbabwe  U.S. no longer supports Zimbabwe deal Dec.23  Guinea  Coup leaders name council Dec.29   Somalia President quits amid power struggle