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B. 01-12 Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre' reportedly kills 2,000 Baga, Northern Nigeria
2. 02-15 Egyptian Christians held in Libya 'killed' Eastern Libya
3. 03-18 Tunis museum attack: 19 people killed Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia
4. 04-02 Garissa University assault 'killed 147' Garissa University, Kenya
04-14 Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya Mediterranean sea, Libya
G. 05-13 Burundi coup bid: President Nkurunziza's return 'thwarted' Burundi
7. 06-26 Tunisia attack on Sousse beach 'kills 39' Sousse, Tunisia
I. 07-29 MH370 search: Experts investigate Indian Ocean wreckage Reunion, France, Southern Africa
J. 08-06 Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion Ismailia, Egypt

Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire   Egyptian Christians held in Libya 'killed'
  Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre' reportedly kills 2,000 Map of Baga Nigeria


January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.6  Nigeria Delta  Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal
Jan.12   Northern Nigeria  
  Local officials reported death tolls ranging from hundreds to as many as 2,000 people. The gunmen unloaded motorcycles and followed in pursuit.    The attackers sped into a town with grenade launchers -- th...
Jan.17   Niger
 Malawi  Malawi: Deadly floods menace tens of thousands
Jan.25  Nigeria  Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city


February 2015 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Egypt  Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt
Feb.8  Equatorial Guinea  Ivory Coast win the Africa Cup of Nations
Feb.15   Eastern Libya  
  A video has emerged showing the beheadings purportedly of 21 Coptic Christians who had been kidnapped by Islamic State (IS) militants
  Eastern Libya Egypt 'bombs IS in Libya' after beheadings video Feb.28  Mosul  ISIS militants destroying antiquities in Iraq

March 2015 ... more > Top ^
Mar.7   Nigeria     Boko Haram pledge to Islamic State   Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS), according to an audio statement Mar.18   Tunisia   Tunis museum attack: 19 people killed
Map of Bardo Museum Tunis Tunisia
  Tunisia's president has vowed to fight terrorism 'without mercy', following a gun attack on the Bardo Museum in the capital Tunis that killed 19 people
 17 tourists were killed in the attack, including visitors from Japan, Italy, Colombia, Australia, France, Poland and Spain. 2 Tunisians, one a police officer, were also killed
Mar.22  Tunisia  Third Tunis attacker 'on the run' Mar.29  Tunisia  Bardo Museum attack: Thousands join protest march Mar.31   Nigeria   Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins   Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria

April 2015 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   Kenya   Garissa University assault 'killed 147'
Map of Garissa University Kenya
  The number of people killed by al-Shabab militants in an attack on a university in north-eastern Kenya has risen to 147. Some 587 students escaped
 Heavily armed attackers stormed the university, killing two security guards then firing indiscriminately on students
Apr.4  Kenya  al-Shabab: Five in custody after Garissa massacre Apr.6   Somalia Kenya launches airstrikes against al-Shabaab Apr.14   Libya     Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya Map of Mediterranean sea Libya
  About 400 migrants are feared drowned after their boat capsized, survivors have told Save the Children. The Italian coast guard had rescued 144
 More than 8,000 have been picked up since Friday
Apr.16   Libya Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard Apr.18   South Africa     Zuma vows to end attacks on migrants   South African President Jacob Zuma has visited a refugee camp in the port of Durban after a fresh outbreak of anti-foreigner violence Apr.20   Sicily Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking

May 2015 ... more > Top ^
May.2   Mosul Islamic State: Militants 'kill 300 Yazidi captives'
May.13   Burundi   Burundi coup bid: President Nkurunziza's return 'thwarted'
  Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to return home to tackle a coup has failed and he has returned to Tanzania where he was attending a summit


June 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4  Ghana  Ghana petrol station inferno kills 150 in Accra Jun.14   South Africa South Africa court bid to arrest Sudan's Omar al-Bashir
  Eastern Libya Mokhtar Belmokhtar: Top Islamist 'killed' in US strike Jun.26   Tunisia   Tunisia attack on Sousse beach 'kills 39' Map of Sousse Tunisia
  At least 39 people, mostly foreigners, have been killed and 36 injured in an attack on a beach in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse, officials say
 30 dead were from United Kingdom. 23-year-old Seifeddine Rezgui Yacoubi, also known as Abu Yahya al-Qayrawani, a former aviation student of University of Kairouan, disguised as a tourist, socialised with others, and then took out a Kalashnikov assault rifle concealed in a beach umbrella and fired at the tourists on the beach
 Tunisia  Tunisia beach attack: 80 'propagandist' mosques to be closed

July 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jul.17  Johannesburg  Train crash: 300 injured near Johannesburg Jul.19  South Africa  Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV Jul.25   Kenya Trials would aid fight against corruption - Obama
Jul.26  Somalia  Mogadishu hotel rocked by bomb Jul.28   Zimbabwe   US dentist 'regrets' killing Zimbabwe lion Cecil  Walter Palmer who killed a lion in Zimbabwe says he regrets shooting the well-known animal and insists that he thought he was on a legal hun... Jul.29   Southern Africa     MH370 search: Experts investigate Indian Ocean wreckage Map of Reunion France Southern Africa
  Malaysia has sent a team to the Indian Ocean island of Reunion to determine whether debris which washed up there is from missing flight MH370
Jul.31   Southern Africa More debris on Reunion Island beach may unlock MH370 mystery

August 2015 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2  Southern Africa  MH370 search: New debris on Reunion investigated Aug.6   Egypt   Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion
Map of Ismailia Egypt
  Egypt has opened a major expansion of the Suez Canal, which deepens the main waterway and provides ships with a 35km (22 mile) channel parallel to it
Aug.12   Egypt Image shows Croatian beheaded by ISIS in Egypt Aug.15  Libya  More than 40 migrants died in overcrowded boat Aug.16  Damascus  Syria conflict: Marketplace air strikes 'kill 80' Aug.22   Libya Up to 3,000 migrants rescued near Libya coast Aug.27   Libya     Libya boats capsize off Zuwara carrying hundreds   Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsized at Mediterranean Sea, residents and officials say

September 2015 ... more > Top ^
Sep.13   Egypt   Mexican tourists killed by Egyptian security forces   Security forces in Egypt have mistakenly killed 12 people, including Mexican tourists, during an anti-terror operation

October 2015 ... more > Top ^
Oct.19   South Africa Pistorius released from prison under house arrest


November 2015 ... more > Top ^
Nov.3  Egypt  Sinai crash: Russia plane flight recorders to be examined Nov.20   Mali   Mali hotel hostage stand-off over, 20 died   An attack by suspected Islamist militants who took 170 people hostage at Radisson Blue Hotel in the Malian capital is over Nov.26  Kenya  Pope Francis urges religious unity in his first Mass in Africa

December 2015 ... more > Top ^
Dec.3  South Africa  Oscar Pistorius guilty of murdering Reeva Steenkamp Dec.24   Nigeria Nigeria gas explosion kills more than 100 people





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Egypt 'bombs IS in Libya' after beheadings video Kenya launches airstrikes against al-Shabaab Islamic State: Militants 'kill 300 Yazidi captives' Burundi coup bid: President Nkurunziza's return 'thwarted'




Africa, 2015 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2015
Jan.25  Nigeria  Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city
Feb.15   Eastern Libya
Apr.6   Somalia
May.2   Mosul
May.13   Burundi
  Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to return home to tackle a coup has failed and he has returned to Tanzania where he was attending a summit
Aug.16  Damascus  Syria conflict: Marketplace air strikes 'kill 80'



Africa, 2015 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.6  Nigeria Delta  Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal Jan.17  Malawi  Malawi: Deadly floods menace tens of thousands Apr.14   Libya   Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya
Map of Mediterranean sea Libya
  About 400 migrants are feared drowned after their boat capsized, survivors have told Save the Children. The Italian coast guard had rescued 144
 More than 8,000 have been picked up since Friday
Apr.16   Libya Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard Apr.20   Sicily Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking Jun.4  Ghana  Ghana petrol station inferno kills 150 in Accra Jul.17  Johannesburg  Train crash: 300 injured near Johannesburg Jul.19  South Africa  Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV Jul.28   Zimbabwe US dentist 'regrets' killing Zimbabwe lion Cecil  Walter Palmer who killed a lion in Zimbabwe says he regrets shooting the well-known animal and insists that he thought he was on a legal hun... Jul.29   Southern Africa   MH370 search: Experts investigate Indian Ocean wreckage
Map of Reunion France Southern Africa
  Malaysia has sent a team to the Indian Ocean island of Reunion to determine whether debris which washed up there is from missing flight MH370
Jul.31   Southern Africa More debris on Reunion Island beach may unlock MH370 mystery Aug.2  Southern Africa  MH370 search: New debris on Reunion investigated Aug.15  Libya  More than 40 migrants died in overcrowded boat Aug.22   Libya Up to 3,000 migrants rescued near Libya coast Aug.27   Libya   Libya boats capsize off Zuwara carrying hundreds   Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsized at Mediterranean Sea, residents and officials say Nov.3  Egypt  Sinai crash: Russia plane flight recorders to be examined Dec.24   Nigeria Nigeria gas explosion kills more than 100 people



Africa, 2015 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.8  Equatorial Guinea  Ivory Coast win the Africa Cup of Nations Jul.19  South Africa  Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV



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2015 Jan.6  Nigeria Delta  Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal Aug.6   Egypt Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion
Map of Ismailia Egypt
  Egypt has opened a major expansion of the Suez Canal, which deepens the main waterway and provides ships with a 35km (22 mile) channel parallel to it




Africa, 2015 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.12   Northern Nigeria   Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre' reportedly kills 2,000
Map of Baga Nigeria
  Local officials reported death tolls ranging from hundreds to as many as 2,000 people. The gunmen unloaded motorcycles and followed in pursuit.    The attackers sped into a town with grenade launchers -- th...
Jan.17   Niger Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire Feb.1  Egypt  Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt Feb.15   Eastern Libya   Egyptian Christians held in Libya 'killed'
  A video has emerged showing the beheadings purportedly of 21 Coptic Christians who had been kidnapped by Islamic State (IS) militants
Feb.28  Mosul  ISIS militants destroying antiquities in Iraq Mar.7   Nigeria   Boko Haram pledge to Islamic State   Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS), according to an audio statement Mar.18   Tunisia Tunis museum attack: 19 people killed
Map of Bardo Museum Tunis Tunisia
  Tunisia's president has vowed to fight terrorism 'without mercy', following a gun attack on the Bardo Museum in the capital Tunis that killed 19 people
 17 tourists were killed in the attack, including visitors from Japan, Italy, Colombia, Australia, France, Poland and Spain. 2 Tunisians, one a police officer, were also killed
Mar.22  Tunisia  Third Tunis attacker 'on the run' Mar.29  Tunisia  Bardo Museum attack: Thousands join protest march Apr.2   Kenya Garissa University assault 'killed 147' Map of Garissa University Kenya
  The number of people killed by al-Shabab militants in an attack on a university in north-eastern Kenya has risen to 147. Some 587 students escaped
 Heavily armed attackers stormed the university, killing two security guards then firing indiscriminately on students
Apr.4  Kenya  al-Shabab: Five in custody after Garissa massacre Apr.16   Libya Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard Apr.18   South Africa   Zuma vows to end attacks on migrants   South African President Jacob Zuma has visited a refugee camp in the port of Durban after a fresh outbreak of anti-foreigner violence Apr.20   Sicily Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking May.2   Mosul Islamic State: Militants 'kill 300 Yazidi captives' Jun.14   South Africa South Africa court bid to arrest Sudan's Omar al-Bashir Jun.14   Eastern Libya Mokhtar Belmokhtar: Top Islamist 'killed' in US strike Jun.26   Tunisia Tunisia attack on Sousse beach 'kills 39' Map of Sousse Tunisia
  At least 39 people, mostly foreigners, have been killed and 36 injured in an attack on a beach in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse, officials say
 30 dead were from United Kingdom. 23-year-old Seifeddine Rezgui Yacoubi, also known as Abu Yahya al-Qayrawani, a former aviation student of University of Kairouan, disguised as a tourist, socialised with others, and then took out a Kalashnikov assault rifle concealed in a beach umbrella and fired at the tourists on the beach
Jun.26  Tunisia  Tunisia beach attack: 80 'propagandist' mosques to be closed Jul.25   Kenya Trials would aid fight against corruption - Obama Jul.26  Somalia  Mogadishu hotel rocked by bomb Aug.12   Egypt Image shows Croatian beheaded by ISIS in Egypt Sep.13   Egypt Mexican tourists killed by Egyptian security forces   Security forces in Egypt have mistakenly killed 12 people, including Mexican tourists, during an anti-terror operation Oct.19   South Africa Pistorius released from prison under house arrest Nov.20   Mali Mali hotel hostage stand-off over, 20 died   An attack by suspected Islamist militants who took 170 people hostage at Radisson Blue Hotel in the Malian capital is over Dec.3  South Africa  Oscar Pistorius guilty of murdering Reeva Steenkamp



Africa, 2015 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.17   Niger Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire
Feb.1  Egypt  Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt Mar.29  Tunisia  Bardo Museum attack: Thousands join protest march Mar.31   Nigeria Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins   Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria Apr.18   South Africa   Zuma vows to end attacks on migrants   South African President Jacob Zuma has visited a refugee camp in the port of Durban after a fresh outbreak of anti-foreigner violence May.13   Burundi Burundi coup bid: President Nkurunziza's return 'thwarted'
  Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to return home to tackle a coup has failed and he has returned to Tanzania where he was attending a summit
Jun.14   South Africa South Africa court bid to arrest Sudan's Omar al-Bashir
Jun.26  Tunisia  Tunisia beach attack: 80 'propagandist' mosques to be closed Jul.25   Kenya Trials would aid fight against corruption - Obama Nov.3  Egypt  Sinai crash: Russia plane flight recorders to be examined Nov.26  Kenya  Pope Francis urges religious unity in his first Mass in Africa