The lethal Lujo virus is identified in Africa.
Research linking the spread of the AIDS virus with malarial infections in Africa is published in "Science".
The Kenitra–Tangier high-speed rail line, the first in Africa, is inaugurated.
Shares in African international airline Fastjet fall by 72% amid equity talks amongst shareholders, with the airline warning that trading may be suspended entirely and the company liquidated if a solution is not found.
The African Land Forces Summit opens in Abuja, Nigeria. Present are military delegations from 30 African nations plus representatives from Europe and the United States.
Erin Energy, a Texas company specialising in African offshore oil deposits with licences to explore off Nigeria, The Gambia, Ghana, and Kenya, files for bankruptcy protection.