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B. 03-22 Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths'
2. 04-15 'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school Chibok, Borno, Northern Nigeria
06-10 ISIS seizes city of Mosul Mosul
4. 06-17 U.S. captures key Benghazi suspect in raid Libya
F. 07-24 Air Algerie says missing plane likely crashed in Mali Gossi, Mali
G. 09-01 U.S. military conducts operation in Somalia Barawe, Somalia
7. 09-12 Judge finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide PRETORIA, South Africa
I. 09-26 W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000' West Africa
9. 10-21 Oscar Pistorius sentenced to maximum of five years in prison Pretoria, South Africa

Summary.     Click for More >   'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school Map of Chibok Borno Nigeria
Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths' Map of southern Guinea Guinea
Jan.13  Egypt  Egypt holds vote on new constitution
Jan.23  Ethiopia  South Sudan, rebels reach ceasefire
Jan.27  Tunisia  Tunisia approves new constitution, appoints new government
Feb.3  Aleppo  Dozens reportedly die in bomb attacks by Syria regime
Feb.5  Johannesburg  Bodies found in South Africa mine
Feb.11  Algeria  Algeria plane crash 'kills scores'
Feb.16  Johannesburg  SA miners freed from collapsed pit
Feb.21  Tunisia  11 killed as Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia
Feb.25  Uganda  Uganda tabloid names 'homosexuals'
Mar.5  East Africa  Israel intercepts ship with weapons headed to Gaza
Mar.22   Guinea
  The virus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever now believed to have killed nearly 60 people in southern Guinea
Apr.9  South Africa  Pistorius anguish at Reeva photo
Apr.15   Northern Nigeria
  Around 100 girls are thought to have been abducted in an attack on a school in north-east Nigeria, officials say
May.3  Kenya  3 people killed, 7 wounded in 2 blasts along Kenyan coast May.4  Libya  Libya appoints businessman as new PM May.5  Nigeria  'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped girls May.6  Northern Nigeria  Eight more Nigeria girls abducted May.9  Ethiopia  South Sudan rivals agree peace deal May.12  Northern Nigeria  Nigeria kidnapped girls 'shown in Boko Haram video'  Nigeria  US planes search for Nigerian girls May.20  Nigeria  Nigeria bombings toll 'passes 100' May.26  Nigeria  Nigeria army 'knows where girls are' Jun.4  Damascus  Syria's Bashar al-Assad re-elected Jun.10   Mosul   ISIS seizes city of Mosul
  Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Islamist militants effectively took control of Mosul
Jun.17   Libya U.S. captures key Benghazi suspect in raid
Jul.5  Mosul  Isis chief appears in first video Jul.24   Mali Air Algerie says missing plane likely crashed in Mali   An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in... Aug.6  Liberia  Liberia's president declares state of emergency over Ebola Aug.15  Northern Nigeria  Boko Haram suspected of abducting more than 50 villagers Aug.16  Mosul  U.S. jets hit ISIS near dam  Mosul  Kurdish forces battling to retake Mosul dam Aug.17  Liberia  Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit Aug.18  Mosul  Iraq crisis: Mosul dam recaptured from militants Aug.26  Aleppo  California native fighting for ISIS killed in Syria Sep.1   Somalia U.S. military conducts operation in Somalia Sep.5  Somalia  Top Somali militant killed in U.S. operation  Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown Sep.12   South Africa Judge finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide Sep.19  Mosul  Turkish hostages held by IS in Iraq released Sep.26   West Africa W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000' Oct.7  Aleppo  Air strikes help Syria town curb IS Oct.17  Nigeria  Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free Oct.21   South Africa   Oscar Pistorius sentenced to maximum of five years in prison   A judge sentenced former Olympic and Paralymic sprinter to a maximum of 5 years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend last F... Oct.23  Mali  First Ebola case in Mali confirmed Oct.25   West Africa Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000 Oct.26  Johannesburg  Football captain Senzo Meyiwa died after being shot Oct.31   Burkina Faso Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests Nov.14  Northern Nigeria  Islamic extremists seize hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls Nov.22  Kenya  Kenya bus killings claimed by al-Shabab Nov.28  Northern Nigeria  'Dozens die' in Nigeria mosque attack Dec.1  Kenya  Gunmen kill Kenya quarry workers Dec.7  Damascus  Israeli jets 'strike near Damascus' Dec.18  Northern Nigeria  '200 villagers' kidnapped in Nigeria Dec.21  Tunisia  Tunisia veteran claims election win





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Egypt holds vote on new constitution South Sudan, rebels reach ceasefire Tunisia approves new constitution, appoints new government Dozens reportedly die in bomb attacks by Syria regime Bodies found in South Africa mine Algeria plane crash 'kills scores'   An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in mountains in the north-east of the country with 103 passengers and crew on board SA miners freed from collapsed pit 11 killed as Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia Uganda tabloid names 'homosexuals' Israel intercepts ship with weapons headed to Gaza   The Israel Defense Forces said it intercepted an Iranian shipment of 'advanced' weapons bound for "terrorist organizations" operating in Gaz...   Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths' Map of southern Guinea Guinea


January 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Somalia  Hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu hit by car bombs
Jan.5  Southern Sudan  South Sudan general killed in ambush
Jan.10  Aleppo  Nearly 500 dead in clashes between rebel groups in Syria
Jan.13   Egypt
Jan.23   Ethiopia
Jan.27   Tunisia


February 2014 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2  Aleppo  Al Qaeda fighters in Syria kill rival rebel leader
Feb.3   Aleppo
Feb.5   Johannesburg
Feb.6  Sicily  More than 1,100 asylum seekers rescued off Italian coast
Feb.11   Algeria  
Feb.16   Johannesburg
Feb.21   Tunisia
 Somalia  Somali presidential palace attacked
Feb.25   Uganda


March 2014 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2  Nigeria  51 killed in car bombs in Nigeria
Mar.5   East Africa  
Mar.8  Eastern Libya  Libya threatens to bomb oil tanker
Mar.10  South Africa  Pistorius sick as post-mortem read
Mar.22   Guinea  
  The virus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever now believed to have killed nearly 60 people in southern Guinea


April 2014 ... more > Top ^
Apr.7  South Africa  Emotional Oscar Pistorius apologises Apr.9   South Africa Pistorius anguish at Reeva photo
Apr.10  South Africa  Prosecutor accuses Pistorius of lying Apr.15   Northern Nigeria     'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school Map of Chibok Borno Nigeria
  Around 100 girls are thought to have been abducted in an attack on a school in north-east Nigeria, officials say


May 2014 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Aleppo  33 killed in Aleppo airstrikes, opposition group says  Northern Nigeria  Abuja blast: Car bomb attack rocks Nigerian capital May.3   Kenya 3 people killed, 7 wounded in 2 blasts along Kenyan coast
May.4   Libya Libya appoints businessman as new PM May.5   Nigeria     'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped girls   Fears for the fate of more than 200 girls turned even more nightmarish when the leader of the Islamist group announced plans to sell them May.6   Northern Nigeria Eight more Nigeria girls abducted May.7  Northern Nigeria  150 reported killed in 'Boko Haram attack' May.9   Ethiopia   South Sudan rivals agree peace deal   South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed a peace deal after a five-month conflict May.12   Northern Nigeria     Nigeria kidnapped girls 'shown in Boko Haram video'   Islamist militants Boko Haram have released a video apparently showing about 130 girls kidnapped from a school in northern Nigeria on April ...   Nigeria US planes search for Nigerian girls May.16  Kenya  Twin bombing near big Nairobi market May.18  Damascus  Head of Syrian air defense killed, official says May.20   Nigeria   Nigeria bombings toll 'passes 100'   The bodies of at least 118 people have now been recovered from the sites of twin bombings in the central Nigerian city of Jos May.26   Nigeria Nigeria army 'knows where girls are'

June 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4   Damascus Syria's Bashar al-Assad re-elected
Jun.10   Mosul     ISIS seizes city of Mosul
  Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Islamist militants effectively took control of Mosul
 Mosul  Tens of thousands flee Iraq's Mosul Jun.17   Libya   U.S. captures key Benghazi suspect in raid
  U.S. forces working with the FBI captured Libyan militia leader Ahmed abu Khattalah, a key suspect in the attack on the American compound
Jun.25  Northern Nigeria  Blast kills 21 at plaza in Nigerian capital

July 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jul.5   Mosul Isis chief appears in first video Jul.24   Mali   Air Algerie says missing plane likely crashed in Mali
Map of Gossi Mali
  An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in Mali
 Flight AH 5017, chartered from Spanish airline Swiftair, was carrying 110 passengers and six crew. Contact was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou
 Mali  Algeria passenger plane wreckage found in Mali

August 2014 ... more > Top ^
Aug.6   Liberia Liberia's president declares state of emergency over Ebola
Aug.15   Northern Nigeria Boko Haram suspected of abducting more than 50 villagers Aug.16   Mosul U.S. jets hit ISIS near dam   Mosul Kurdish forces battling to retake Mosul dam Aug.17   Liberia Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit  Mosul  Kurds 'break IS hold on Mosul dam' Aug.18   Mosul     Iraq crisis: Mosul dam recaptured from militants   Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have retaken Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants, US President Barack Obama has said Aug.24  Congo  DR Congo confirms two Ebola deaths Aug.26   Aleppo California native fighting for ISIS killed in Syria

September 2014 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Somalia   U.S. military conducts operation in Somalia
Map of Barawe Somalia
  U.S. forces conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said
Sep.5   Somalia Top Somali militant killed in U.S. operation   Sierra Leone     Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown  Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak - has announced a four-day lockdown to try to tackle the disea... Sep.6  Somalia  Al-Shabab names new leader after Godane death in US strike Sep.11  South Africa  Judge rejects premeditated murder charge against Pistorius Sep.12   South Africa     Judge finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide Map of PRETORIA South Africa
  A judge on Friday found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder.    The parents of Reeva Steenkamp say 'justice was not served' after Oscar Pistorius was acquitted of murdering their daughter. Judge Thokozile Masipa sa...
Sep.19   Mosul Turkish hostages held by IS in Iraq released Sep.21  Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone lockdown declared 'success' Sep.23  West Africa  CDC: Ebola cases could reach at least 550,000 by January Sep.26   West Africa     W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000'
  The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says
Sep.27  Aleppo  US jets join IS Syria border battle

October 2014 ... more > Top ^
Oct.4  Libya  Briton held hostage in Libya freed Oct.5  Somalia  Al-Shabab: Somali troops 'surround key port town' Oct.7  Aleppo  Airstrikes target ISIS near Kobani   Aleppo     Air strikes help Syria town curb IS   The US-led coalition has carried out its most sustained air attacks so far on Islamic State fighters attacking Kobane Oct.9  Aleppo  Air strikes 'stall IS Syria advance' Oct.10  Liberia  Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000 Oct.14  South Africa  Pistorius 'blood money' was rejected Oct.17   Nigeria Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free
Oct.19  Aleppo  Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS Oct.21   South Africa     Oscar Pistorius sentenced to maximum of five years in prison
Map of Pretoria South Africa
  A judge sentenced former Olympic and Paralymic sprinter to a maximum of 5 years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend last February
 Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced. Lawyers on both sides of the case later acknowledged that he is unlikely to serve his full sentence in prison
Oct.23   Mali First Ebola case in Mali confirmed Oct.24  Mali  'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl Oct.25   West Africa     Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000
  The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report.
Oct.26   Johannesburg Football captain Senzo Meyiwa died after being shot
Oct.28  Liberia  US hails West Africa Ebola progress Oct.29  Liberia  Ebola crisis: Infections 'slowing in Liberia' Oct.30  Burkina Faso  Burkina Faso president defies calls to step down Oct.31   Burkina Faso   Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests Map of Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
  Blaise Compaore stepped down in the wake of demonstrations demanding his ouster. Army General Honore Traore staff assumed power


November 2014 ... more > Top ^
Nov.7  Liberia  MSF confirms Liberia Ebola decline Nov.10  Northern Nigeria  Boko Haram suspected in suicide bomb at school, 48 dead Nov.12  Mali  Mali reports 2 new Ebola deaths in capital Nov.14   Northern Nigeria Islamic extremists seize hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls
Nov.22   Kenya   Kenya bus killings claimed by al-Shabab   Gunmen from the Somali militant group al-Shabab say they have attacked a bus in northern Kenya, killing 28 non-Muslims people Nov.28   Northern Nigeria   'Dozens die' in Nigeria mosque attack   Dozens have been killed in a gun and bomb attack during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports s...

December 2014 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Kenya Gunmen kill Kenya quarry workers
Dec.7   Damascus Israeli jets 'strike near Damascus' Dec.18   Northern Nigeria '200 villagers' kidnapped in Nigeria Dec.21   Tunisia Tunisia veteran claims election win


South Sudan, rebels reach ceasefire Dozens reportedly die in bomb attacks by Syria regime Algeria plane crash 'kills scores'   An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in mountains in the north-east of the country with 103 passengers and crew on board 11 killed as Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia Israel intercepts ship with weapons headed to Gaza   The Israel Defense Forces said it intercepted an Iranian shipment of 'advanced' weapons bound for "terrorist organizations" operating in Gaz... South Sudan rivals agree peace deal   South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed a peace deal after a five-month conflict Nigeria army 'knows where girls are'   ISIS seizes city of Mosul




Africa, 2014 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.5  Southern Sudan  South Sudan general killed in ambush
Jan.10  Aleppo  Nearly 500 dead in clashes between rebel groups in Syria
Jan.23   Ethiopia
Feb.2  Aleppo  Al Qaeda fighters in Syria kill rival rebel leader
Feb.3   Aleppo
Feb.11   Algeria
Feb.21   Tunisia
Feb.21  Somalia  Somali presidential palace attacked
Mar.5   East Africa
Mar.8  Eastern Libya  Libya threatens to bomb oil tanker
May.1  Aleppo  33 killed in Aleppo airstrikes, opposition group says
May.7  Northern Nigeria  150 reported killed in 'Boko Haram attack'
May.9   Ethiopia
May.18  Damascus  Head of Syrian air defense killed, official says
May.26   Nigeria
Jun.10   Mosul
  Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Islamist militants effectively took control of Mosul
Jun.10  Mosul  Tens of thousands flee Iraq's Mosul Aug.16   Mosul U.S. jets hit ISIS near dam
Aug.16   Mosul Kurdish forces battling to retake Mosul dam Aug.17  Mosul  Kurds 'break IS hold on Mosul dam' Aug.18   Mosul   Iraq crisis: Mosul dam recaptured from militants   Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have retaken Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants, US President Barack Obama has said Aug.26   Aleppo California native fighting for ISIS killed in Syria Sep.1   Somalia U.S. military conducts operation in Somalia Map of Barawe Somalia
  U.S. forces conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said
Sep.27  Aleppo  US jets join IS Syria border battle Oct.5  Somalia  Al-Shabab: Somali troops 'surround key port town' Oct.7  Aleppo  Airstrikes target ISIS near Kobani Oct.7   Aleppo   Air strikes help Syria town curb IS   The US-led coalition has carried out its most sustained air attacks so far on Islamic State fighters attacking Kobane Oct.9  Aleppo  Air strikes 'stall IS Syria advance' Oct.19  Aleppo  Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS Nov.14   Northern Nigeria Islamic extremists seize hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls Dec.7   Damascus Israeli jets 'strike near Damascus'



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2014 Feb.5   Johannesburg Bodies found in South Africa mine
Feb.6  Sicily  More than 1,100 asylum seekers rescued off Italian coast Feb.11   Algeria Algeria plane crash 'kills scores'   An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in mountains in the north-east of the country with 103 passengers and crew on board Feb.16   Johannesburg SA miners freed from collapsed pit Feb.21   Tunisia 11 killed as Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia Mar.22   Guinea   Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths' Map of southern Guinea Guinea
  The virus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever now believed to have killed nearly 60 people in southern Guinea
Jul.24   Mali Air Algerie says missing plane likely crashed in Mali
Map of Gossi Mali
  An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in Mali
 Flight AH 5017, chartered from Spanish airline Swiftair, was carrying 110 passengers and six crew. Contact was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou
Jul.24  Mali  Algeria passenger plane wreckage found in Mali Aug.6   Liberia Liberia's president declares state of emergency over Ebola Aug.17   Liberia Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit Aug.24  Congo  DR Congo confirms two Ebola deaths Sep.5   Sierra Leone   Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown  Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak - has announced a four-day lockdown to try to tackle the disea... Sep.21  Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone lockdown declared 'success' Sep.23  West Africa  CDC: Ebola cases could reach at least 550,000 by January Sep.26   West Africa   W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000'
  The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says
Oct.10  Liberia  Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000 Oct.23   Mali First Ebola case in Mali confirmed
Oct.24  Mali  'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl Oct.25   West Africa   Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000
  The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report.
Oct.28  Liberia  US hails West Africa Ebola progress Oct.29  Liberia  Ebola crisis: Infections 'slowing in Liberia' Nov.7  Liberia  MSF confirms Liberia Ebola decline Nov.12  Mali  Mali reports 2 new Ebola deaths in capital



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2014 Apr.7  South Africa  Emotional Oscar Pistorius apologises Oct.26   Johannesburg Football captain Senzo Meyiwa died after being shot




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2014 Mar.8  Eastern Libya  Libya threatens to bomb oil tanker May.4   Libya Libya appoints businessman as new PM




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2014 Jan.1  Somalia  Hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu hit by car bombs Feb.2  Aleppo  Al Qaeda fighters in Syria kill rival rebel leader Feb.21  Somalia  Somali presidential palace attacked Mar.2  Nigeria  51 killed in car bombs in Nigeria Mar.10  South Africa  Pistorius sick as post-mortem read Apr.7  South Africa  Emotional Oscar Pistorius apologises Apr.9   South Africa Pistorius anguish at Reeva photo
Apr.10  South Africa  Prosecutor accuses Pistorius of lying Apr.15   Northern Nigeria   'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school Map of Chibok Borno Nigeria
  Around 100 girls are thought to have been abducted in an attack on a school in north-east Nigeria, officials say
May.1  Northern Nigeria  Abuja blast: Car bomb attack rocks Nigerian capital May.3   Kenya 3 people killed, 7 wounded in 2 blasts along Kenyan coast May.5   Nigeria   'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped girls   Fears for the fate of more than 200 girls turned even more nightmarish when the leader of the Islamist group announced plans to sell them May.6   Northern Nigeria Eight more Nigeria girls abducted May.7  Northern Nigeria  150 reported killed in 'Boko Haram attack' May.12   Northern Nigeria   Nigeria kidnapped girls 'shown in Boko Haram video'   Islamist militants Boko Haram have released a video apparently showing about 130 girls kidnapped from a school in northern Nigeria on April ... May.12   Nigeria US planes search for Nigerian girls May.16  Kenya  Twin bombing near big Nairobi market May.20   Nigeria Nigeria bombings toll 'passes 100'   The bodies of at least 118 people have now been recovered from the sites of twin bombings in the central Nigerian city of Jos May.26   Nigeria Nigeria army 'knows where girls are' Jun.17   Libya U.S. captures key Benghazi suspect in raid
  U.S. forces working with the FBI captured Libyan militia leader Ahmed abu Khattalah, a key suspect in the attack on the American compound
Jun.25  Northern Nigeria  Blast kills 21 at plaza in Nigerian capital Aug.15   Northern Nigeria Boko Haram suspected of abducting more than 50 villagers
Aug.26   Aleppo California native fighting for ISIS killed in Syria Sep.5   Somalia Top Somali militant killed in U.S. operation Sep.6  Somalia  Al-Shabab names new leader after Godane death in US strike Sep.11  South Africa  Judge rejects premeditated murder charge against Pistorius Sep.12   South Africa   Judge finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide Map of PRETORIA South Africa
  A judge on Friday found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder.    The parents of Reeva Steenkamp say 'justice was not served' after Oscar Pistorius was acquitted of murdering their daughter. Judge Thokozile Masipa sa...
Sep.19   Mosul Turkish hostages held by IS in Iraq released Oct.4  Libya  Briton held hostage in Libya freed Oct.14  South Africa  Pistorius 'blood money' was rejected Oct.17   Nigeria Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free Oct.21   South Africa   Oscar Pistorius sentenced to maximum of five years in prison
Map of Pretoria South Africa
  A judge sentenced former Olympic and Paralymic sprinter to a maximum of 5 years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend last February
 Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced. Lawyers on both sides of the case later acknowledged that he is unlikely to serve his full sentence in prison
Oct.26   Johannesburg Football captain Senzo Meyiwa died after being shot Nov.10  Northern Nigeria  Boko Haram suspected in suicide bomb at school, 48 dead Nov.22   Kenya Kenya bus killings claimed by al-Shabab   Gunmen from the Somali militant group al-Shabab say they have attacked a bus in northern Kenya, killing 28 non-Muslims people Nov.28   Northern Nigeria 'Dozens die' in Nigeria mosque attack   Dozens have been killed in a gun and bomb attack during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports s... Dec.1   Kenya Gunmen kill Kenya quarry workers Dec.18   Northern Nigeria '200 villagers' kidnapped in Nigeria



Africa, 2014 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2014 Jan.13   Egypt Egypt holds vote on new constitution
Jan.23   Ethiopia South Sudan, rebels reach ceasefire Jan.27   Tunisia Tunisia approves new constitution, appoints new government Feb.25   Uganda Uganda tabloid names 'homosexuals' May.4   Libya Libya appoints businessman as new PM May.9   Ethiopia South Sudan rivals agree peace deal   South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed a peace deal after a five-month conflict May.12   Nigeria US planes search for Nigerian girls Jun.4   Damascus Syria's Bashar al-Assad re-elected Jul.5   Mosul Isis chief appears in first video Aug.17   Liberia Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit Sep.6  Somalia  Al-Shabab names new leader after Godane death in US strike Oct.17   Nigeria Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free Oct.19  Aleppo  Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS Oct.28  Liberia  US hails West Africa Ebola progress Oct.30  Burkina Faso  Burkina Faso president defies calls to step down Oct.31   Burkina Faso Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after protests Map of Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
  Blaise Compaore stepped down in the wake of demonstrations demanding his ouster. Army General Honore Traore staff assumed power
Dec.21   Tunisia Tunisia veteran claims election win