May 2007 in Africa

May 2007 In Africa

This page deals with events in or related to the continent of Africa in May 2007.

May 1, 2007 (Tuesday)
  • Nigerian opposition and civil society groups join trade unions in May Day rallies against the recent presidential election which saw Umaru Yar'Adua elected as the President of Nigeria. (BBC)
May 2, 2007 (Wednesday)
  • The International Criminal Court issues arrest warrants for Sudanese humanitarian affairs minister Ahmed Haroun and Janjaweed leader Ali Kushayb on charges of war crimes committed during the Darfur conflict. (BBC)
May 4, 2007 (Friday)
  • Mali's opposition Front for Democracy and the Republic calls on the Constitutional Court to annul last Sunday's presidential election. (BBC)
May 5, 2007 (Saturday)
  • Kenya Airways states that it has lost contact with Kenya Airways Flight 507, a Boeing 737-800 with 115 passengers and crew aboard flying between Douala, Cameroon and Nairobi. Kenyan state radio later claims that it crashed in southern Cameroon near the town of Niete. (BBC) (AP via USA Today)
May 10, 2007 (Thursday)
  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt have donated $1m to three agencies to help those affected by the Darfur conflict SOS
May 31, 2007 (Thursday)
  • Fathia Nkrumah, wife of Kwame Nkrumah died in Badrawy Hospital in Cairo, Egypt after a period of illness. (Ghana Home Page)

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