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1. 01-06 Nigeria hit by string of attacks Adamawa, Northern Nigeria
2. 01-21 Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city Kano, Northern Nigeria
02-01 Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes Port Said, Egypt
E. 03-17 Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies Egypt
F. 03-22 Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali Mali
G. 04-17 Sudans 'locked in logic of war' Heglig, Southern Sudan
H. 06-03 Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building Lagos, Nigeria
I. 07-28 Syrian forces hammer Aleppo Aleppo
9. 08-17 S African mining clash killed 34 Marikana, South Africa

Summary.     Click for More > DR Congo rebels advance on Goma Egypt president takes new powers Voters back Egyptian constitution
Nigeria hit by string of attacks Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes   At least 74 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the city of Port Said. Scores were injured 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 Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali Sudans 'locked in logic of war' Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building Syrian forces hammer Aleppo   The head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has called for foreign states to arm rebel fighters S African mining clash killed 34 Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
Jan.1  Southern Sudan  Fighters attack town despite peacekeepers
 Arab Countries  Arab body urges Syria mission end
Jan.2  Nigeria  Nigeria fury at fuel price rises
Jan.6   Northern Nigeria
Jan.21   Northern Nigeria
Jan.25  Somalia  Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
Feb.1   Egypt
Feb.10  Aleppo  Blasts rock Syria's second city
Feb.23  Tunisia  World powers seek Syria breakthrough
Mar.1  Egypt  NGO workers leave Egypt on U.S. military plane
Mar.4  Congo  Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60
Mar.8  Northern Nigeria  Briton, Italian killed amid rescue
Mar.17   Egypt
 Mauritania  Gaddafi's intelligence chief held
Mar.22   Mali
Apr.5  Mali  Mali rebels declare independence
Apr.17  Egypt  Bans on Egypt candidates upheld
  Southern Sudan
Apr.23  Southern Sudan  Sudanese warplanes dropped bombs near border
May.20  Libya  Lockerbie bomber dies more than 2 years after release
Jun.3   Nigeria
Jun.14  Egypt  Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid
Jun.24  Egypt  Egypt's Morsi makes unity call
Jul.28   Aleppo
Jul.30  Aleppo  Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo
Aug.1  Aleppo  Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists
Aug.9  Aleppo  Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area
Aug.12  Egypt  Egypt president 'retires' military figures
Aug.17   South Africa
Aug.20  Ethiopia  Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi dies
Sep.1  Aleppo  Fighting rages at Syria air bases
Sep.2  Johannesburg  Murder charges against miners dropped
Sep.5  Mauritania  Ex-Gadhafi spy chief extradited to Libya
Sep.12   Eastern 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 ...
Sep.14  Sudan  Anti-Islam film protests escalate
Sep.21  Eastern Libya  Protesters storm Benghazi militia
Sep.23  Ethiopia  Sudan and South Sudan hold talks
Sep.28  Somalia  AU forces 'rout Somali militants'
Oct.2  Northern Nigeria  Nigeria probes student killings
Oct.13  Mauritania  Mauritania leader Abdelaziz shot
Nov.7  Ghana  Shop building collapses in Ghana
Nov.17  Egypt  Egypt bus-train crash kills 50 children
Nov.18   Congo
Nov.22   Egypt
Nov.23  Egypt  State TV: Protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ
Nov.24  Egypt  Top Egyptian judicial body rips Morsi
Nov.29  Egypt  Assembly adopts new constitution
Dec.2  Egypt  Egypt judges refuse to oversee Morsi referendum
Dec.9  Somalia  Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels
Dec.10  Mali  Mali PM Diarra quits after arrest
Dec.15  Johannesburg  Mandela in hospital after surgery
Dec.22  Egypt  Egypt's vice-president resigns
Dec.25   Egypt
Dec.26  Johannesburg  Nelson Mandela out of hospital
 CAR  Rebels advance in Central African Republic



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Location Politics War & Army Crime & Justice Rebellion
Arab Countries
Arab body urges Syria mission end
Thousands on revolution anniversary
World powers seek Syria breakthrough
Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
Bans on Egypt candidates upheld
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid
Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
Egypt president 'retires' military figures
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Egypt's Coptic Christians pick new pope
Egypt president takes new powers
Crowd to Morsi: Ditch decree or leave
Assembly adopts new constitution
President Morsi 'annuls' powers decree
Voters back Egyptian constitution
Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter
Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo
Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists
Police die in Egypt border attack
Egypt launches Sinai 'air strike'
Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area
Egypt president 'retires' military figures
Syria rebels 'shoot down plane'
AU forces 'rout Somali militants'
Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels
Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
Blasts rock Syria's second city
Lockerbie bomber dies more than 2 years after release
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo
Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists
Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area
Syria rebels 'shoot down plane'
Fighting rages at Syria air bases
AU forces 'rout Somali militants'
Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels
Africa
Arab body urges Syria mission end
Nigeria fury at fuel price rises
World powers seek Syria breakthrough
Gaddafi's intelligence chief held
Mali rebels declare independence
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Mandela in hospital after surgery
Fighters attack town despite peacekeepers
Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60
Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali
Mali rebels declare independence
Sudans 'locked in logic of war'
DR Congo rebels advance on Goma
Rebels advance in Central African Republic
Nigeria hit by string of attacks
Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city
Briton, Italian killed amid rescue
Lockerbie bomber dies more than 2 years after release
S African mining clash killed 34
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
Fighters attack town despite peacekeepers
Mali rebels declare independence
DR Congo rebels advance on Goma
Rebels advance in Central African Republic
Egypt
Egypt Coptic Christian Pope dies
Bans on Egypt candidates upheld
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid
Islamist Morsi wins Egyptian presidency
Egypt president 'retires' military figures
Egypt's Coptic Christians pick new pope
Egypt president takes new powers
Crowd to Morsi: Ditch decree or leave
Assembly adopts new constitution
President Morsi 'annuls' powers decree
Voters back Egyptian constitution
Police die in Egypt border attack
Egypt launches Sinai 'air strike'
Egypt president 'retires' military figures
Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
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Syria: We shot down Turkish fighter
Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo
Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists
Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area
Blasts rock Syria's second city
Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo
Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists
Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area
Syria rebels 'shoot down plane'
West Africa
Nigeria fury at fuel price rises
Gaddafi's intelligence chief held
Mali rebels declare independence
Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali
Mali rebels declare independence
Nigeria hit by string of attacks
Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city
Briton, Italian killed amid rescue
Mali rebels declare independence
Cairo
Thousands on revolution anniversary
Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
Egypt's Coptic Christians pick new pope
Crowd to Morsi: Ditch decree or leave
President Morsi 'annuls' powers decree
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Mubarak jailed for protest deaths
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Aleppo Your ad is here
Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo
Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists
Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area
Blasts rock Syria's second city
Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo
Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists
Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area
Central Africa Your ad is here
Fighters attack town despite peacekeepers
Sudans 'locked in logic of war'
DR Congo rebels advance on Goma
Rebels advance in Central African Republic
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Fighters attack town despite peacekeepers
DR Congo rebels advance on Goma
Rebels advance in Central African Republic
Nigeria
Nigeria fury at fuel price rises
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Nigeria hit by string of attacks
Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city
Briton, Italian killed amid rescue
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East Africa
Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi dies
Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
AU forces 'rout Somali militants'
Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels
Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
AU forces 'rout Somali militants'
Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels
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AU forces 'rout Somali militants'
Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels
Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
AU forces 'rout Somali militants'
Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels
Libya
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
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Lockerbie bomber dies more than 2 years after release
Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya
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Fighters attack town despite peacekeepers Arab body urges Syria mission end Nigeria fury at fuel price rises  Ordinary Nigerians and trade unionists have condemned the government for withdrawing a fuel price subsidy   Nigeria hit by string of attacks Map of Adamawa Nigeria


January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Southern Sudan
  Arab Countries
Jan.2   Nigeria  
Jan.6   Northern Nigeria  
  Nigeria has been hit by a fresh wave of violence apparently targeting the country's Christian communities. At least 17 people were killed in Mubi.    There were reports of a deadly attack in Adamawa's capital, Yola. The Islamist Boko Haram group...
Jan.8  Egypt  Arabs urge end to Syria bloodshed Jan.14  Egypt  ElBaradei ends Egyptian presidential run Jan.21   Northern Nigeria   Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city Map of Kano Nigeria
  Nigeria imposed a 24-hour curfew in the northern city of Kano after assailants killed scores of people and wounded others.    A hail of gunfire and coordinated ...
Jan.25   Somalia Navy SEALs rescue aid workers

February 2012 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Egypt   Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 74 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the city of Port Said. Scores were injured
 Fans armed with knives invaded the pitch after a match between clubs al-Masry and al-Ahly. It is the biggest disaster in the country's soccer history. Officials fear the death toll could rise further
Feb.2  Egypt  Riots in Egypt lead to sackings Feb.10   Aleppo Blasts rock Syria's second city Feb.12  Gabon  Zambia win Africa Cup of Nations Feb.15  Libya  Amnesty International: Libyan militias out of control Feb.23   Tunisia     World powers seek Syria breakthrough   A major world conference is being held in Tunisia to seek a breakthrough in the increasingly bitter Syrian unrest Feb.25  Johannesburg  Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital

March 2012 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Egypt NGO workers leave Egypt on U.S. military plane
Mar.4   Congo Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60 Mar.8   Northern Nigeria     Briton, Italian killed amid rescue   The suspected killers of Italian and British hostages who had been held in Nigeria have been arrested, an adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan... 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
  Mauritania Gaddafi's intelligence chief held
Mar.18  Aleppo  'Deadly car bomb' in Syrian city Mar.22   Mali     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
Mar.23  Egypt  Clashes over Egypt football ban Mar.31  Mali  Mali rebels seize garrison town

April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.5   Mali Mali rebels declare independence Apr.6  Mali  Mali coup leaders 'to stand down' Apr.17   Egypt     Bans on Egypt candidates upheld  Ten candidates who had applied to run in the Egyptian presidential election have lost their appeals against disqualification, officials say   Southern Sudan   Sudans 'locked in logic of war' Map of Heglig Southern Sudan
  Sudan and South Sudan are 'locked in a logic of war', the UN Security Council (UNSC) has been told.    The two countries are fighting over their disputed border. Suda...
Apr.23   Southern Sudan Sudanese warplanes dropped bombs near border Apr.29  Northern Nigeria  Deadly attack at Nigerian college

May 2012 ... more > Top ^
May.20   Libya     Lockerbie bomber dies more than 2 years after release   Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the only person convicted in connection with the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, died May.25  Egypt  Muslim Brotherhood predicting runoff

June 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jun.3   Nigeria   Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building
Map of Lagos Nigeria
  All dead in Nigeria plane crash. At least 162 people were thought to be on board.    Witnesses saw the Dana Air plane strike th...
Jun.14   Egypt     Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid  The Supreme Constitutional Court declared the parliament invalid, and the interim military rulers declared full legislative authority, triggering...  Egypt  Cries of 'coup' after court ruling in Egypt Jun.17  Egypt  Egypt's military 'granted powers' Jun.20  Egypt  Egyptian election result delayed Jun.24   Egypt Egypt's Morsi makes unity call

July 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jul.7  Libya  Libyans turn out big in landmark election Jul.10  Congo  Warlord gets 14 years for using child soldiers Jul.14  Egypt  Clinton meets with Egypt's new president Jul.24  Aleppo  Syrian troops hit back in Aleppo Jul.28  Aleppo  Syria forces launch Aleppo attack   Aleppo     Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
Map of Aleppo Syria
  The head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has called for foreign states to arm rebel fighters
 Tanks pounded the Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, a sign that a much-feared government offensive in the country's largest city has started
Jul.30  Aleppo  Rebels inch closer to Syria's largest city   Aleppo Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo

August 2012 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Aleppo Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists
 Aleppo  Fighting in Aleppo 'escalates' Aug.4  Aleppo  Fighting intensifies in Aleppo Aug.8  Libya  Libya's transitional council hands over power Aug.9   Aleppo   Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area   Syrian rebel commanders say they have lost control of the strategic Salah al-Din district in the northern city of Aleppo after a government ... Aug.10  Aleppo  Aleppo clashes spark refugee rise Aug.12   Egypt     Egypt president 'retires' military figures  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is replacing top generals and reasserting power the military claimed for itself before he took office Aug.17   South Africa   S African mining clash killed 34 Map of Marikana South Africa
  Thirty-four people were killed after police opened fire on striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police chief has said.    At least 78 people were injured in the confrontation. Police had been forced to shoot aft...
Aug.20   Ethiopia Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi dies

September 2012 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Aleppo Fighting rages at Syria air bases
Sep.2   Johannesburg Murder charges against miners dropped  Angola  Angola's ruling party declared election winner Sep.3  Aleppo  'Deadly strike' in Syria's Aleppo Sep.5   Mauritania Ex-Gadhafi spy chief extradited to Libya 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
Sep.13  Libya  Libya arrests over US embassy attack Sep.14   Sudan Anti-Islam film protests escalate Sep.21   Eastern Libya   Protesters storm Benghazi militia   At least three people have been killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi after military police and protesters took over several militia bases Sep.23  Libya  Libya to disband illegal militias   Ethiopia Sudan and South Sudan hold talks Sep.28   Somalia   AU forces 'rout Somali militants'   Troops from the African Union and Somali army made significant gains in an assault on one of the final strongholds of an al Qaeda-linked militant...

October 2012 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2   Northern Nigeria Nigeria probes student killings
Oct.3  Aleppo  Dozens killed in blasts at Aleppo public square Oct.13   Mauritania Mauritania leader Abdelaziz shot Oct.20  Libya  Gaddafi aide 'captured in Libya'

November 2012 ... more > Top ^
Nov.7   Ghana Shop building collapses in Ghana
Nov.17   Egypt Egypt bus-train crash kills 50 children Nov.18   Congo   DR Congo rebels advance on Goma Map of Goma Congo
  M23 Rebels in eastern DR Congo have advanced to within a few kilometres of the provincial capital, Goma
Nov.22   Egypt     Egypt president takes new powers
  President Mohammed Morsi has issued a declaration banning challenges to his decrees, laws and decisions.    The declaration says no court can dissolve the consti...
 Egypt  Egyptian fury over Morsi 'coup' Nov.23   Egypt State TV: Protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ
 Congo  Rebel march continues in Eastern Congo Nov.24   Egypt Top Egyptian judicial body rips Morsi Nov.29   Egypt   Assembly adopts new constitution   Egypt's Islamist-run assembly has backed a draft constitution, including a measure keeping sharia, or Islamic law, as the main source of leg...

December 2012 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  Egypt  Egypt Islamists rally for Morsi Dec.2   Egypt Egypt judges refuse to oversee Morsi referendum
Dec.8  South Africa  Mandela in hospital for tests 'consistent with his age' Dec.9   Somalia   Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels   The Somali National Army, along with African Union troops, on launched a offensive against al Qaeda-linked rebels and captured the town of J... Dec.10   Mali Mali PM Diarra quits after arrest Dec.15   Johannesburg     Mandela in hospital after surgery   Nelson Mandela on Saturday morning underwent endoscopic surgery to have gall stones removed, President Zuma's office said in a statement Dec.21  Egypt  Egypt votes in second referendum Dec.22   Egypt Egypt's vice-president resigns Dec.25   Egypt   Voters back Egyptian constitution
  Nearly two-thirds of voters in an Egyptian referendum have supported a proposed new constitution, the election commission has announced.    63.8% of voters cast Yes ballots in two stages. The commission announced the result live...
Dec.26   Johannesburg Nelson Mandela out of hospital
  CAR   Rebels advance in Central African Republic  The United Nations are temporarily relocating dependents and nonessential staff because a cease-fire with rebel forces is not holding


Fighters attack town despite peacekeepers Navy SEALs rescue aid workers Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60   Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali




Africa, 2012 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2012
Jan.1   Southern Sudan
Jan.25   Somalia
Feb.15  Libya  Amnesty International: Libyan militias out of control
Mar.4   Congo
Mar.22   Mali
  Armed soldiers walked through damaged presidential palace, after the troops' leaders claimed to have ousted the democratically elected leader
Mar.31  Mali  Mali rebels seize garrison town Apr.5   Mali Mali rebels declare independence
Apr.6  Mali  Mali coup leaders 'to stand down' Apr.17   Southern Sudan Sudans 'locked in logic of war' Map of Heglig Southern Sudan
  Sudan and South Sudan are 'locked in a logic of war', the UN Security Council (UNSC) has been told.    The two countries are fighting over their disputed border. Suda...
Apr.23   Southern Sudan Sudanese warplanes dropped bombs near border Jun.14  Egypt  Cries of 'coup' after court ruling in Egypt Jun.17  Egypt  Egypt's military 'granted powers' Jul.10  Congo  Warlord gets 14 years for using child soldiers Jul.24  Aleppo  Syrian troops hit back in Aleppo Jul.28  Aleppo  Syria forces launch Aleppo attack Jul.28   Aleppo   Syrian forces hammer Aleppo
Map of Aleppo Syria
  The head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has called for foreign states to arm rebel fighters
 Tanks pounded the Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, a sign that a much-feared government offensive in the country's largest city has started
Jul.30  Aleppo  Rebels inch closer to Syria's largest city Jul.30   Aleppo Syrian rebels hold out in Aleppo Aug.1   Aleppo Video: Syrian rebels execute Assad loyalists Aug.1  Aleppo  Fighting in Aleppo 'escalates' Aug.4  Aleppo  Fighting intensifies in Aleppo Aug.9   Aleppo Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area   Syrian rebel commanders say they have lost control of the strategic Salah al-Din district in the northern city of Aleppo after a government ... Aug.10  Aleppo  Aleppo clashes spark refugee rise Aug.12   Egypt   Egypt president 'retires' military figures  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is replacing top generals and reasserting power the military claimed for itself before he took office Sep.1   Aleppo Fighting rages at Syria air bases Sep.3  Aleppo  'Deadly strike' in Syria's Aleppo Sep.21   Eastern Libya Protesters storm Benghazi militia   At least three people have been killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi after military police and protesters took over several militia bases Sep.23  Libya  Libya to disband illegal militias Sep.23   Ethiopia Sudan and South Sudan hold talks Sep.28   Somalia AU forces 'rout Somali militants'   Troops from the African Union and Somali army made significant gains in an assault on one of the final strongholds of an al Qaeda-linked militant... Nov.18   Congo DR Congo rebels advance on Goma Map of Goma Congo
  M23 Rebels in eastern DR Congo have advanced to within a few kilometres of the provincial capital, Goma
Nov.23  Congo  Rebel march continues in Eastern Congo Dec.9   Somalia Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels   The Somali National Army, along with African Union troops, on launched a offensive against al Qaeda-linked rebels and captured the town of J... Dec.26   CAR Rebels advance in Central African Republic  The United Nations are temporarily relocating dependents and nonessential staff because a cease-fire with rebel forces is not holding



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2012 Mar.4   Congo Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60
Jun.3   Nigeria Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building Map of Lagos Nigeria
  All dead in Nigeria plane crash. At least 162 people were thought to be on board.    Witnesses saw the Dana Air plane strike th...
Nov.7   Ghana Shop building collapses in Ghana Nov.17   Egypt Egypt bus-train crash kills 50 children



Africa, 2012 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.1   Egypt Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes
Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 74 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the city of Port Said. Scores were injured
 Fans armed with knives invaded the pitch after a match between clubs al-Masry and al-Ahly. It is the biggest disaster in the country's soccer history. Officials fear the death toll could rise further
Feb.12  Gabon  Zambia win Africa Cup of Nations Mar.23  Egypt  Clashes over Egypt football ban



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2012 Jan.2   Nigeria Nigeria fury at fuel price rises  Ordinary Nigerians and trade unionists have condemned the government for withdrawing a fuel price subsidy Aug.17   South Africa S African mining clash killed 34
Map of Marikana South Africa
  Thirty-four people were killed after police opened fire on striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police chief has said.    At least 78 people were injured in the confrontation. Police had been forced to shoot aft...




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2012 Jan.6   Northern Nigeria   Nigeria hit by string of attacks
Map of Adamawa Nigeria
  Nigeria has been hit by a fresh wave of violence apparently targeting the country's Christian communities. At least 17 people were killed in Mubi.    There were reports of a deadly attack in Adamawa's capital, Yola. The Islamist Boko Haram group...
Jan.21   Northern Nigeria Official: Bombings kill 156 in Nigerian city Map of Kano Nigeria
  Nigeria imposed a 24-hour curfew in the northern city of Kano after assailants killed scores of people and wounded others.    A hail of gunfire and coordinated ...
Jan.25   Somalia Navy SEALs rescue aid workers Feb.1   Egypt Dozens killed in Egypt stadium clashes Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 74 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the city of Port Said. Scores were injured
 Fans armed with knives invaded the pitch after a match between clubs al-Masry and al-Ahly. It is the biggest disaster in the country's soccer history. Officials fear the death toll could rise further
Feb.2  Egypt  Riots in Egypt lead to sackings Feb.10   Aleppo Blasts rock Syria's second city Mar.8   Northern Nigeria   Briton, Italian killed amid rescue   The suspected killers of Italian and British hostages who had been held in Nigeria have been arrested, an adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan... Mar.17   Mauritania Gaddafi's intelligence chief held Mar.18  Aleppo  'Deadly car bomb' in Syrian city Mar.23  Egypt  Clashes over Egypt football ban Apr.29  Northern Nigeria  Deadly attack at Nigerian college May.20   Libya   Lockerbie bomber dies more than 2 years after release   Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the only person convicted in connection with the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, died Jul.10  Congo  Warlord gets 14 years for using child soldiers Aug.17   South Africa S African mining clash killed 34 Map of Marikana South Africa
  Thirty-four people were killed after police opened fire on striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police chief has said.    At least 78 people were injured in the confrontation. Police had been forced to shoot aft...
Sep.2   Johannesburg Murder charges against miners dropped Sep.5   Mauritania Ex-Gadhafi spy chief extradited to Libya 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
Sep.13  Libya  Libya arrests over US embassy attack Oct.2   Northern Nigeria Nigeria probes student killings Oct.3  Aleppo  Dozens killed in blasts at Aleppo public square Oct.20  Libya  Gaddafi aide 'captured in Libya'



Africa, 2012 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.1   Arab Countries Arab body urges Syria mission end
Jan.2   Nigeria Nigeria fury at fuel price rises  Ordinary Nigerians and trade unionists have condemned the government for withdrawing a fuel price subsidy Jan.8  Egypt  Arabs urge end to Syria bloodshed Jan.14  Egypt  ElBaradei ends Egyptian presidential run Feb.2  Egypt  Riots in Egypt lead to sackings Feb.15  Libya  Amnesty International: Libyan militias out of control Feb.23   Tunisia   World powers seek Syria breakthrough   A major world conference is being held in Tunisia to seek a breakthrough in the increasingly bitter Syrian unrest Feb.25  Johannesburg  Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital Mar.1   Egypt NGO workers leave Egypt on U.S. military plane 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
Mar.17   Mauritania Gaddafi's intelligence chief held
Apr.5   Mali Mali rebels declare independence Apr.6  Mali  Mali coup leaders 'to stand down' Apr.17   Egypt   Bans on Egypt candidates upheld  Ten candidates who had applied to run in the Egyptian presidential election have lost their appeals against disqualification, officials say May.25  Egypt  Muslim Brotherhood predicting runoff Jun.14   Egypt   Egypt's highest court declares parliament invalid  The Supreme Constitutional Court declared the parliament invalid, and the interim military rulers declared full legislative authority, triggering... Jun.14  Egypt  Cries of 'coup' after court ruling in Egypt Jun.17  Egypt  Egypt's military 'granted powers' Jun.20  Egypt  Egyptian election result delayed Jun.24   Egypt Egypt's Morsi makes unity call Jul.7  Libya  Libyans turn out big in landmark election Jul.14  Egypt  Clinton meets with Egypt's new president Aug.8  Libya  Libya's transitional council hands over power Aug.12   Egypt   Egypt president 'retires' military figures  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is replacing top generals and reasserting power the military claimed for itself before he took office Aug.20   Ethiopia Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi dies Sep.2  Angola  Angola's ruling party declared election winner 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
Sep.14   Sudan Anti-Islam film protests escalate Sep.21   Eastern Libya Protesters storm Benghazi militia   At least three people have been killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi after military police and protesters took over several militia bases Sep.23  Libya  Libya to disband illegal militias Sep.23   Ethiopia Sudan and South Sudan hold talks Oct.13   Mauritania Mauritania leader Abdelaziz shot Nov.22   Egypt   Egypt president takes new powers
  President Mohammed Morsi has issued a declaration banning challenges to his decrees, laws and decisions.    The declaration says no court can dissolve the consti...
Nov.22  Egypt  Egyptian fury over Morsi 'coup' Nov.23   Egypt State TV: Protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ
Nov.24   Egypt Top Egyptian judicial body rips Morsi Nov.29   Egypt Assembly adopts new constitution   Egypt's Islamist-run assembly has backed a draft constitution, including a measure keeping sharia, or Islamic law, as the main source of leg... Dec.1  Egypt  Egypt Islamists rally for Morsi Dec.2   Egypt Egypt judges refuse to oversee Morsi referendum Dec.8  South Africa  Mandela in hospital for tests 'consistent with his age' Dec.10   Mali Mali PM Diarra quits after arrest Dec.15   Johannesburg   Mandela in hospital after surgery   Nelson Mandela on Saturday morning underwent endoscopic surgery to have gall stones removed, President Zuma's office said in a statement Dec.21  Egypt  Egypt votes in second referendum Dec.22   Egypt Egypt's vice-president resigns Dec.25   Egypt Voters back Egyptian constitution
  Nearly two-thirds of voters in an Egyptian referendum have supported a proposed new constitution, the election commission has announced.    63.8% of voters cast Yes ballots in two stages. The commission announced the result live...
Dec.26   Johannesburg Nelson Mandela out of hospital