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1. 01-14 Islamist rebels gaining ground in Mali Diabaly, Mali
01-19 Algeria siege ends in bloodshed Amenas, Algeria
D. 01-26 Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest Port Said, Egypt
4. 01-28 French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu Timbuktu, Mali
F. 02-14 Pistorius charged with killing girlfriend Pretoria, South Africa
G. 02-26 Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Luxor, Egypt
H. 03-09 Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidency Kenya
8. 03-24 CAR President Bozize flees capital Bangui, CAR
J. 07-26 Huge rival rallies grip Egypt Alexandria, Egypt

Summary.     Click for More > Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu   French-led troops are consolidating their position in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu after seizing it from Islamist extremists   Pistorius charged with killing girlfriend   Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, 29, at his South Africa Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidency CAR President Bozize flees capital Huge rival rallies grip Egypt Major fire closes Nairobi airport   Syrian rebels allege chemical attack
Islamist rebels gaining ground in Mali Algeria siege ends in bloodshed Map of Amenas Algeria
Jan.1  Ivory Coast  Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede
Jan.5  Ethiopia  Sudan leaders back buffer zone
Jan.11  Mali  France taking on Islamist gangs in Mali
Jan.14   Mali
Jan.16  Algeria  Algeria troops besiege kidnappers
Jan.17  Algeria  Hostages missing in Algeria raid
Jan.19   Algeria
  Algerian troops have ended a siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert killing 11 Islamist militants after they killed seven hostages.    The hostages were summarily killed as the troops tried...
Jan.25  Egypt  Fatal clashes mark Egypt uprising
Jan.26   Egypt
 Mali  French force in Mali 'takes Gao'
Jan.27  Egypt  Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises
Jan.28   Mali
 Egypt  Egypt protests defy night curfew
Feb.2  Mali  Timbuktu hails French president
Feb.6  Tunisia  Politician's slaying shocks Tunisia
Feb.14   South Africa
Feb.17  Northern Nigeria  Foreign workers abducted in Nigeria
Feb.20  South Africa  'Gunshots, screams, then more shots'
 South Africa  Pistorius police evidence challenged
 South Africa  Pistorius detective on attempted murder charges
Feb.22  South Africa  Oscar Pistorius granted bail
 Mali  'Many die' in Mali mountain clashes
Feb.26   Egypt
Mar.2  Mali  Islamist militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar 'killed in Mali'
Mar.9   Kenya
Mar.21  Damascus  Syria cleric among mosque bomb dead
Mar.24   CAR
Mar.28  South Africa  Mandela 'responding positively' in hospital
Mar.30  Kenya  Kenya court upholds Kenyatta win
Apr.29  Damascus  Bomb targets Syrian prime minister in Damascus
May.4  Damascus  Damascus hit 'by Israeli strikes'
Jun.7  South Africa  Nelson Mandela back in hospital
Jun.23  South Africa  Mandela critically ill in hospital
Jul.4  Egypt  Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood
Jul.17  South Africa  Nelson Mandela turns 95 in hospital
Jul.26   Egypt
Aug.3  Zimbabwe  President Mugabe re-elected amid fraud claims
Aug.6   Kenya
Aug.21   Damascus
  Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside
 Footage shows people carrying limp bodies, some haphazardly covered in sheets, others splayed, nearly nude, on the floor. The allegations come as a U.N. group arrived in Syria to determine whether either side in the conflict is using chemical weapons
Aug.26  Damascus  Syria: U.N. team comes under sniper fire Aug.30  South Africa  Mandela returns home from hospital Sep.15  Damascus  Syrian official declares 'victory,' thanks Russia Sep.21   Kenya Gun battle at Kenya shopping center   A gun battle inside a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has left at least 20 people dead, the Kenyan Red Cross says Sep.22  Kenya  Death toll rises to 59 in terror attack on shopping mall Sep.23  Kenya  Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall Sep.29  Northern Nigeria  Islamists kill dozens of students in attack on Nigerian college Oct.5  Somalia  US Navy SEALS raid militant group linked to Kenya mall attack   Libya US forces seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings Oct.9   Libya Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men Oct.10  Libya  Libyan prime minister freed after kidnapping Oct.30  Niger  Bodies of migrants found in Niger Nov.2  Mali  French say 2 journalists killed in north Mali Nov.4   Congo DR Congo claims defeat of M23 rebels Nov.19  South Africa  40 feared trapped in South Africa building collapse Nov.30  Namibia  Namibia finds Mozambique plane wreck 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
Dec.6  Johannesburg  South Africa and world mourn Mandela   CAR 'Hundreds dead' in CAR violence Dec.7  South Africa  S Africa 'day of prayer' for Mandela Dec.10  Johannesburg  Obama pays tribute at Mandela memorial Dec.12  South Africa  SA probes Mandela interpreter checks Dec.15  South Africa  Mandela buried at ancestral home Dec.17   Southern Sudan South Sudan clashes 'kill 400-500'   Hundreds of people are believed to have died in clashes between rival South Sudan army factions, the UN says, quoting unconfirmed reports Dec.21  Southern Sudan  S Sudan rebels 'control key state' Dec.23  Southern Sudan  Rebels seize key town in South Sudan  Egypt  Deadly blast at Egypt security site   Southern Sudan 'Mass ethnic killings' in South Sudan Dec.27  Southern Sudan  South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire Dec.31  Southern Sudan  South Sudan peace talks planned as forces clash  Aleppo  Rocket sets bus afire, killing 25





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  Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede   A New Year's Eve fireworks display turned from celebration to tragedy when 60 people -- most of them women and children -- were crushed to d... Sudan leaders back buffer zone France taking on Islamist gangs in Mali   State military forces on Friday retook a key town of Konna in northern Mali after intense fighting that included help from French military f... Islamist rebels gaining ground in Mali Map of Diabaly Mali


January 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Ivory Coast  
Jan.5   Ethiopia
Jan.11   Mali  
Jan.12  Somalia  French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia
Jan.13  Egypt  Mubarak will be retried
Jan.14   Mali  
  Islamist militants gained ground in town of Diabaly even as government troops stepped up their offensive to wrest control from rebels
Jan.16   Algeria Algeria troops besiege kidnappers Jan.17   Algeria   Hostages missing in Algeria raid   An Algerian army operation to free hostages at a gas facility in the desert has left a number of Islamist militants and their captives missi... Jan.18  Algeria  Hostage nations' Algeria concern Jan.19   Algeria   Algeria siege ends in bloodshed Map of Amenas Algeria
  Algerian troops have ended a siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert killing 11 Islamist militants after they killed seven hostages
 The hostages were summarily killed as the troops tried to free them. Foreign workers were among the hostages
Jan.21  Algeria  Count of hostage deaths in Algeria standoff rises to 37 Jan.25   Egypt Fatal clashes mark Egypt uprising Jan.26   Egypt   Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 30 people have died in Port Said, officials say, in clashes sparked by the sentencing to death of 21 local people over football riots in Egypt
  Mali French force in Mali 'takes Gao' Jan.27   Egypt     Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises   Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy imposed a 30-day curfew on Port Said after dozens of people were killed in riots that followed death senten... Jan.28   Mali   French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu Map of Timbuktu Mali
  French-led troops are consolidating their position in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu after seizing it from Islamist extremists
  Egypt Egypt protests defy night curfew Jan.30  Mali  French forces take key Mali town

February 2013 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2   Mali Timbuktu hails French president
Feb.3  Mali  French jets bomb northern Mali Feb.6   Tunisia   Politician's slaying shocks Tunisia   a gunman shot and killed opposition leader Chokri Belaid, Vocal critic of Islamist-led government, in front of his home Feb.8  Tunisia  Angry crowds mourn Tunisia opposition leader Feb.10  Johannesburg  Third African title for Nigeria Feb.14   South Africa     Pistorius charged with killing girlfriend Map of Pretoria South Africa
  Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, 29, at his South Africa
 His arrest over the death of model Reeva Steenkamp has stunned the country where he is considered a national hero
Feb.15  South Africa  Pistorius denies girlfriend's murder Feb.17   Northern Nigeria Foreign workers abducted in Nigeria Feb.19  South Africa  Pistorius 'shot girlfriend in bathroom' Feb.20   South Africa 'Gunshots, screams, then more shots'   South Africa Pistorius police evidence challenged   South Africa     Pistorius detective on attempted murder charges   Hilton Botha, the detective leading the Oscar Pistorius inquiry is himself facing seven charges of attempted murder, police have confirmed Feb.21  Damascus  Deadly bomb rocks Syrian capital Feb.22   South Africa     Oscar Pistorius granted bail   A magistrate granted bai, citing a number of problems with the police investigation into the death of the Olympic sprinter's girlfriend   Mali 'Many die' in Mali mountain clashes Feb.26   Egypt   Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Map of Luxor Egypt
  Hot air balloon exploded over the city of Luxor. Eighteen tourists were killed when the balloon dropped almost 300 meters.    British, French, Hong Kong and Japanese...


March 2013 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2   Mali Islamist militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar 'killed in Mali'
Mar.5  Kenya  Kenyatta ahead in Kenya vote count Mar.7  Kenya  Kenya election votes 'doctored' Mar.9   Kenya   Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidency
  Kenya's Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta has been confirmed as the winner of the presidential election, and vowed to work with his rivals.    Kenyatta won 50.07% of the vote narrowly avoidin...
Mar.10  Northern Nigeria  Nigeria hostages are feared dead Mar.21   Damascus Syria cleric among mosque bomb dead
Mar.24   CAR   CAR President Bozize flees capital Map of Bangui CAR
  Rebels in the Central African Republic have taken the capital, Bangui, after President Francois Bozize fled
Mar.28   South Africa     Mandela 'responding positively' in hospital  Former South African President Nelson Mandela is 'responding positively' to treatment for the recurrence of a lung infection, the presidency... Mar.30   Kenya Kenya court upholds Kenyatta win  Tanzania  Tanzania collapse 'leaves 17 dead'

April 2013 ... more > Top ^
Apr.29   Damascus Bomb targets Syrian prime minister in Damascus


May 2013 ... more > Top ^
May.4   Damascus   Damascus hit 'by Israeli strikes'   Syrian state TV says rockets have hit a research centre, that West suggested is involved in chemical weapons research May.19  Northern Nigeria  Nigeria military: 17 killed during offensive May.30  Damascus  Bashar al-Assad: Syrian army 'has balance of power'

June 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jun.7   South Africa     Nelson Mandela back in hospital   Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital with a lung infection, the office of South African President Jacob Zuma says Jun.23   South Africa     Mandela critically ill in hospital   Nelson Mandela has become critically ill in hospital. President Jacob Zuma said he had visited Mr Mandela and spoken to his wife and medical... Jun.27  South Africa  Mandela critical, but his health improved overnight Jun.29  South Africa  Obama praises Mandela 'inspiration'

July 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2  Egypt  Egypt teeters on brink of overthrow Jul.4   Egypt Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood
 Egypt  Egypt Islamist group calls for 'Friday of Rejection' Jul.5  Egypt  Egypt clashes after pro-Morsi deaths Jul.7  Egypt  Thousands protest after Muslim Brotherhood, opponents call for rallies Jul.17   South Africa     Nelson Mandela turns 95 in hospital   Nelson Mandela is set to spend his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his h... Jul.26   Egypt   Huge rival rallies grip Egypt Map of Alexandria Egypt
  Huge rallies by supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist president are continuing into the night with five people killed in Alexandria


August 2013 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3   Zimbabwe     President Mugabe re-elected amid fraud claims  Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has won a two-thirds majority in parliament after Wednesday's election, Zimbabwe's electoral commission announced Aug.6   Kenya   Major fire closes Nairobi airport
Map of Nairobi Kenya
  The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated.    Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has been clo...
Aug.8  Damascus  Syria denies Assad 'convoy attack' Aug.10  Morocco  16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash Aug.12  Northern Nigeria  Gunmen kill 44 at Nigeria mosque Aug.21   Damascus     Syrian rebels allege chemical attack
  Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside
 Footage shows people carrying limp bodies, some haphazardly covered in sheets, others splayed, nearly nude, on the floor. The allegations come as a U.N. group arrived in Syria to determine whether either side in the conflict is using chemical weapons
Aug.24  Damascus  MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims' Aug.26   Damascus     Syria: U.N. team comes under sniper fire   U.N. inspectors appear to have reached one of the areas of an alleged chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital Aug.30   South Africa Mandela returns home from hospital


September 2013 ... more > Top ^
Sep.12  Damascus  Assad confirms chemical arms plan Sep.15   Damascus Syrian official declares 'victory,' thanks Russia
Sep.21   Kenya   Gun battle at Kenya shopping center Map of Nairobi Kenya
  A gun battle inside a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has left at least 20 people dead, the Kenyan Red Cross says
 Westgate shopping mall attack, which lasted until September 24, resulted in at least 72 deaths, including 61 civilians, 6 Kenyan soldiers, and 5 attackers. The attackers held hostages and later engaged in gun battles with Kenyan security forces. Over 200 people were wounded
 Somalia  Al-Shabab claims Nairobi attack Sep.22   Kenya   Death toll rises to 59 in terror attack on shopping mall   At least 59 people have died and 175 people have been injured after suspected members of an Somali militant group attacked an upscale shopping... Sep.23   Kenya   Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall   Kenyan security forces say they are attempting to clear the Westgate shopping complex in Nairobi in order to bring to an end the three-day s... Sep.25  Kenya  Official: Mall attackers wouldn't talk Sep.28  Northern Nigeria  Nigeria river boat accident kills 42, 100 missing Sep.29   Northern Nigeria Islamists kill dozens of students in attack on Nigerian college

October 2013 ... more > Top ^
Oct.5   Somalia     US Navy SEALS raid militant group linked to Kenya mall attack   US special forces targeted a leader of the al-Shabab Islamist group in Somalia in response to Kenya's Westgate attack   Libya   US forces seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings
Map of Tripoli Libya
  In Libya, US commandos captured Al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader accused of the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania
Oct.9   Libya   Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men Map of Tripoli Libya
  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'.    The government website said he had been taken 'by a group thought to be from ...
Oct.10   Libya Libyan prime minister freed after kidnapping Oct.28  Libya  Libyan van robbers snatch $54m Oct.30   Niger Bodies of migrants found in Niger

November 2013 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2   Mali French say 2 journalists killed in north Mali
Nov.4   Congo   DR Congo claims defeat of M23 rebels Map of Bunagana Congo
  The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed victory over M23 rebels in the east of the country
Nov.15  Aleppo  Syrian rebel 'beheaded in case of mistaken identity' Nov.19   South Africa 40 feared trapped in South Africa building collapse Nov.30   Namibia Namibia finds Mozambique plane wreck

December 2013 ... more > Top ^
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
Dec.6   Johannesburg South Africa and world mourn Mandela
  CAR     'Hundreds dead' in CAR violence Map of Bangui CAR
  At least 300 people have been killed in two days of violence in the capital of the Central African Republic, says the Red Cross
Dec.7  South Africa  SA to hold daily Mandela cortege   South Africa S Africa 'day of prayer' for Mandela Dec.10   Johannesburg     Obama pays tribute at Mandela memorial   Representatives from around the world joined street sweepers, actors and religious figures to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela Dec.12   South Africa SA probes Mandela interpreter checks Dec.13  South Africa  Mandela ANC goodbye ahead of burial Dec.14  South Africa  Nelson Mandela's body arrives home  Tunisia  Tunisia chooses new PM to replace Islamist gov't Dec.15   South Africa   Mandela buried at ancestral home   Nelson Mandela's body has been laid to rest in a family plot, after political and religious leaders paid tribute to first black president at... Dec.17   Southern Sudan   South Sudan clashes 'kill 400-500'
  Hundreds of people are believed to have died in clashes between rival South Sudan army factions, the UN says, quoting unconfirmed reports
Dec.19  Southern Sudan  South Sudan attackers storm UN base Dec.21   Southern Sudan S Sudan rebels 'control key state'
Dec.23   Southern Sudan   Rebels seize key town in South Sudan   Rebels have seized Bentiu, the capital of a key oil-producing state, as fears grew that the latest violence would spiral into an all-out civil...   Egypt Deadly blast at Egypt security site   Southern Sudan   'Mass ethnic killings' in South Sudan
  New details are emerging of alleged ethnic killings committed during more than a week of violence in South Sudan
Dec.24  Southern Sudan  S Sudan army 'recaptures key town' Dec.27   Southern Sudan   South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire   South Sudan's government says it has agreed 'in principle' to a cease-fire meant to stop fighting that has left more than 1,000 people dead Dec.31   Southern Sudan South Sudan peace talks planned as forces clash   Aleppo Rocket sets bus afire, killing 25


France taking on Islamist gangs in Mali   State military forces on Friday retook a key town of Konna in northern Mali after intense fighting that included help from French military f... Islamist rebels gaining ground in Mali Map of Diabaly Mali




Africa, 2013 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.11   Mali
Jan.12  Somalia  French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia
Jan.14   Mali
  Islamist militants gained ground in town of Diabaly even as government troops stepped up their offensive to wrest control from rebels
Jan.16   Algeria Algeria troops besiege kidnappers Jan.17   Algeria Hostages missing in Algeria raid   An Algerian army operation to free hostages at a gas facility in the desert has left a number of Islamist militants and their captives missi... Jan.19   Algeria Algeria siege ends in bloodshed Map of Amenas Algeria
  Algerian troops have ended a siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert killing 11 Islamist militants after they killed seven hostages
 The hostages were summarily killed as the troops tried to free them. Foreign workers were among the hostages
Jan.26   Mali French force in Mali 'takes Gao' Jan.28   Mali French-led troops secure hold on Timbuktu
Map of Timbuktu Mali
  French-led troops are consolidating their position in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu after seizing it from Islamist extremists
Jan.30  Mali  French forces take key Mali town Feb.3  Mali  French jets bomb northern Mali Feb.22   Mali 'Many die' in Mali mountain clashes Mar.24   CAR CAR President Bozize flees capital Map of Bangui CAR
  Rebels in the Central African Republic have taken the capital, Bangui, after President Francois Bozize fled
May.4   Damascus Damascus hit 'by Israeli strikes'   Syrian state TV says rockets have hit a research centre, that West suggested is involved in chemical weapons research May.19  Northern Nigeria  Nigeria military: 17 killed during offensive May.30  Damascus  Bashar al-Assad: Syrian army 'has balance of power' Jul.4   Egypt Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood Aug.8  Damascus  Syria denies Assad 'convoy attack' Aug.10  Morocco  16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash Aug.21   Damascus   Syrian rebels allege chemical attack
  Opposition groups claimed that hundreds were killed when the government used chemical agents in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside
 Footage shows people carrying limp bodies, some haphazardly covered in sheets, others splayed, nearly nude, on the floor. The allegations come as a U.N. group arrived in Syria to determine whether either side in the conflict is using chemical weapons
Aug.24  Damascus  MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims' Aug.26   Damascus   Syria: U.N. team comes under sniper fire   U.N. inspectors appear to have reached one of the areas of an alleged chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital Sep.12  Damascus  Assad confirms chemical arms plan Sep.23   Kenya Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall   Kenyan security forces say they are attempting to clear the Westgate shopping complex in Nairobi in order to bring to an end the three-day s... Oct.5   Somalia   US Navy SEALS raid militant group linked to Kenya mall attack   US special forces targeted a leader of the al-Shabab Islamist group in Somalia in response to Kenya's Westgate attack Oct.5   Libya US forces seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings
Map of Tripoli Libya
  In Libya, US commandos captured Al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader accused of the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania
Nov.4   Congo DR Congo claims defeat of M23 rebels Map of Bunagana Congo
  The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed victory over M23 rebels in the east of the country
Nov.15  Aleppo  Syrian rebel 'beheaded in case of mistaken identity' Dec.17   Southern Sudan South Sudan clashes 'kill 400-500'
  Hundreds of people are believed to have died in clashes between rival South Sudan army factions, the UN says, quoting unconfirmed reports
Dec.19  Southern Sudan  South Sudan attackers storm UN base Dec.21   Southern Sudan S Sudan rebels 'control key state'
Dec.23   Southern Sudan Rebels seize key town in South Sudan   Rebels have seized Bentiu, the capital of a key oil-producing state, as fears grew that the latest violence would spiral into an all-out civil... Dec.24  Southern Sudan  S Sudan army 'recaptures key town' Dec.27   Southern Sudan South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire   South Sudan's government says it has agreed 'in principle' to a cease-fire meant to stop fighting that has left more than 1,000 people dead Dec.31   Southern Sudan South Sudan peace talks planned as forces clash Dec.31   Aleppo Rocket sets bus afire, killing 25



Africa, 2013 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.1   Ivory Coast   Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede   A New Year's Eve fireworks display turned from celebration to tragedy when 60 people -- most of them women and children -- were crushed to d... Feb.26   Egypt Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt
Map of Luxor Egypt
  Hot air balloon exploded over the city of Luxor. Eighteen tourists were killed when the balloon dropped almost 300 meters.    British, French, Hong Kong and Japanese...
Mar.30  Tanzania  Tanzania collapse 'leaves 17 dead' Aug.6   Kenya Major fire closes Nairobi airport Map of Nairobi Kenya
  The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated.    Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has been clo...
Aug.10  Morocco  16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash Aug.24  Damascus  MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims' Sep.28  Northern Nigeria  Nigeria river boat accident kills 42, 100 missing Oct.30   Niger Bodies of migrants found in Niger Nov.19   South Africa 40 feared trapped in South Africa building collapse Nov.30   Namibia Namibia finds Mozambique plane wreck



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2013 Feb.26   Egypt Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt
Map of Luxor Egypt
  Hot air balloon exploded over the city of Luxor. Eighteen tourists were killed when the balloon dropped almost 300 meters.    British, French, Hong Kong and Japanese...
Nov.19   South Africa 40 feared trapped in South Africa building collapse



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2013 Jan.26   Egypt Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest
Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 30 people have died in Port Said, officials say, in clashes sparked by the sentencing to death of 21 local people over football riots in Egypt
Feb.10  Johannesburg  Third African title for Nigeria Feb.14   South Africa   Pistorius charged with killing girlfriend Map of Pretoria South Africa
  Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, 29, at his South Africa
 His arrest over the death of model Reeva Steenkamp has stunned the country where he is considered a national hero
Feb.15  South Africa  Pistorius denies girlfriend's murder Feb.19  South Africa  Pistorius 'shot girlfriend in bathroom' Feb.20   South Africa 'Gunshots, screams, then more shots' Feb.22   South Africa   Oscar Pistorius granted bail   A magistrate granted bai, citing a number of problems with the police investigation into the death of the Olympic sprinter's girlfriend



Africa, 2013 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.12  Somalia  French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia Jan.13  Egypt  Mubarak will be retried Jan.17   Algeria Hostages missing in Algeria raid   An Algerian army operation to free hostages at a gas facility in the desert has left a number of Islamist militants and their captives missi... Jan.18  Algeria  Hostage nations' Algeria concern Jan.19   Algeria Algeria siege ends in bloodshed
Map of Amenas Algeria
  Algerian troops have ended a siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert killing 11 Islamist militants after they killed seven hostages
 The hostages were summarily killed as the troops tried to free them. Foreign workers were among the hostages
Jan.21  Algeria  Count of hostage deaths in Algeria standoff rises to 37 Jan.26   Egypt Fans verdicts spark Egypt unrest Map of Port Said Egypt
  At least 30 people have died in Port Said, officials say, in clashes sparked by the sentencing to death of 21 local people over football riots in Egypt
Feb.6   Tunisia Politician's slaying shocks Tunisia   a gunman shot and killed opposition leader Chokri Belaid, Vocal critic of Islamist-led government, in front of his home Feb.14   South Africa   Pistorius charged with killing girlfriend Map of Pretoria South Africa
  Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, 29, at his South Africa
 His arrest over the death of model Reeva Steenkamp has stunned the country where he is considered a national hero
Feb.15  South Africa  Pistorius denies girlfriend's murder Feb.17   Northern Nigeria Foreign workers abducted in Nigeria Feb.19  South Africa  Pistorius 'shot girlfriend in bathroom' Feb.20   South Africa 'Gunshots, screams, then more shots' Feb.20   South Africa Pistorius police evidence challenged Feb.20   South Africa   Pistorius detective on attempted murder charges   Hilton Botha, the detective leading the Oscar Pistorius inquiry is himself facing seven charges of attempted murder, police have confirmed Feb.21  Damascus  Deadly bomb rocks Syrian capital Feb.22   South Africa   Oscar Pistorius granted bail   A magistrate granted bai, citing a number of problems with the police investigation into the death of the Olympic sprinter's girlfriend Mar.2   Mali Islamist militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar 'killed in Mali' Mar.10  Northern Nigeria  Nigeria hostages are feared dead Mar.21   Damascus Syria cleric among mosque bomb dead Apr.29   Damascus Bomb targets Syrian prime minister in Damascus Jul.4   Egypt Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood Aug.12  Northern Nigeria  Gunmen kill 44 at Nigeria mosque Sep.21   Kenya Gun battle at Kenya shopping center Map of Nairobi Kenya
  A gun battle inside a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has left at least 20 people dead, the Kenyan Red Cross says
 Westgate shopping mall attack, which lasted until September 24, resulted in at least 72 deaths, including 61 civilians, 6 Kenyan soldiers, and 5 attackers. The attackers held hostages and later engaged in gun battles with Kenyan security forces. Over 200 people were wounded
Sep.21  Somalia  Al-Shabab claims Nairobi attack Sep.22   Kenya Death toll rises to 59 in terror attack on shopping mall   At least 59 people have died and 175 people have been injured after suspected members of an Somali militant group attacked an upscale shopping... Sep.23   Kenya Kenya forces 'clearing' Nairobi mall   Kenyan security forces say they are attempting to clear the Westgate shopping complex in Nairobi in order to bring to an end the three-day s... Sep.25  Kenya  Official: Mall attackers wouldn't talk Sep.29   Northern Nigeria Islamists kill dozens of students in attack on Nigerian college Oct.5   Libya US forces seize Al Qaeda leader behind 1998 embassy bombings Map of Tripoli Libya
  In Libya, US commandos captured Al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader accused of the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania
Oct.9   Libya Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men Map of Tripoli Libya
  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'.    The government website said he had been taken 'by a group thought to be from ...
Oct.10   Libya Libyan prime minister freed after kidnapping Oct.28  Libya  Libyan van robbers snatch $54m Nov.2   Mali French say 2 journalists killed in north Mali Dec.6   CAR   'Hundreds dead' in CAR violence Map of Bangui CAR
  At least 300 people have been killed in two days of violence in the capital of the Central African Republic, says the Red Cross
Dec.23   Egypt Deadly blast at Egypt security site Dec.23   Southern Sudan 'Mass ethnic killings' in South Sudan
  New details are emerging of alleged ethnic killings committed during more than a week of violence in South Sudan




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2013 Jan.5   Ethiopia Sudan leaders back buffer zone
Jan.13  Egypt  Mubarak will be retried Jan.25   Egypt Fatal clashes mark Egypt uprising Jan.27   Egypt   Curfew issued as Egypt death toll rises   Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy imposed a 30-day curfew on Port Said after dozens of people were killed in riots that followed death senten... Jan.28   Egypt Egypt protests defy night curfew Feb.2   Mali Timbuktu hails French president Feb.6   Tunisia Politician's slaying shocks Tunisia   a gunman shot and killed opposition leader Chokri Belaid, Vocal critic of Islamist-led government, in front of his home Feb.8  Tunisia  Angry crowds mourn Tunisia opposition leader Mar.5  Kenya  Kenyatta ahead in Kenya vote count Mar.7  Kenya  Kenya election votes 'doctored' Mar.9   Kenya Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidency
  Kenya's Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta has been confirmed as the winner of the presidential election, and vowed to work with his rivals.    Kenyatta won 50.07% of the vote narrowly avoidin...
Mar.24   CAR CAR President Bozize flees capital
Map of Bangui CAR
  Rebels in the Central African Republic have taken the capital, Bangui, after President Francois Bozize fled
Mar.28   South Africa   Mandela 'responding positively' in hospital  Former South African President Nelson Mandela is 'responding positively' to treatment for the recurrence of a lung infection, the presidency... Mar.30   Kenya Kenya court upholds Kenyatta win Jun.7   South Africa   Nelson Mandela back in hospital   Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital with a lung infection, the office of South African President Jacob Zuma says Jun.23   South Africa   Mandela critically ill in hospital   Nelson Mandela has become critically ill in hospital. President Jacob Zuma said he had visited Mr Mandela and spoken to his wife and medical... Jun.27  South Africa  Mandela critical, but his health improved overnight Jun.29  South Africa  Obama praises Mandela 'inspiration' Jul.2  Egypt  Egypt teeters on brink of overthrow Jul.4   Egypt Egypt army arrests key figures in Muslim Brotherhood Jul.4  Egypt  Egypt Islamist group calls for 'Friday of Rejection' Jul.5  Egypt  Egypt clashes after pro-Morsi deaths Jul.7  Egypt  Thousands protest after Muslim Brotherhood, opponents call for rallies Jul.17   South Africa   Nelson Mandela turns 95 in hospital   Nelson Mandela is set to spend his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his h... Jul.26   Egypt Huge rival rallies grip Egypt Map of Alexandria Egypt
  Huge rallies by supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist president are continuing into the night with five people killed in Alexandria
Aug.3   Zimbabwe   President Mugabe re-elected amid fraud claims  Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has won a two-thirds majority in parliament after Wednesday's election, Zimbabwe's electoral commission announced Aug.30   South Africa Mandela returns home from hospital Sep.12  Damascus  Assad confirms chemical arms plan Sep.15   Damascus Syrian official declares 'victory,' thanks Russia Oct.9   Libya Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men Map of Tripoli Libya
  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'.    The government website said he had been taken 'by a group thought to be from ...
Oct.30   Niger Bodies of migrants found in Niger Nov.2   Mali French say 2 journalists killed in north Mali 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
Dec.6   Johannesburg South Africa and world mourn Mandela
Dec.7  South Africa  SA to hold daily Mandela cortege Dec.7   South Africa S Africa 'day of prayer' for Mandela Dec.10   Johannesburg   Obama pays tribute at Mandela memorial   Representatives from around the world joined street sweepers, actors and religious figures to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela Dec.12   South Africa SA probes Mandela interpreter checks Dec.13  South Africa  Mandela ANC goodbye ahead of burial Dec.14  South Africa  Nelson Mandela's body arrives home Dec.14  Tunisia  Tunisia chooses new PM to replace Islamist gov't Dec.15   South Africa Mandela buried at ancestral home   Nelson Mandela's body has been laid to rest in a family plot, after political and religious leaders paid tribute to first black president at... Dec.27   Southern Sudan South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire   South Sudan's government says it has agreed 'in principle' to a cease-fire meant to stop fighting that has left more than 1,000 people dead Dec.31   Southern Sudan South Sudan peace talks planned as forces clash