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Today In African History (April 15) – Europe Foreign Ministers Lift Most Remaining Sanctions Against South Africa

On this day in 1991, while ignoring appeals from the African National Congress (ANC), the 12-nation European Community agreed to lift its remaining economic...

Today In African History (April 12) – Samuel Doe Assumes Power In Liberia After Coup d’Etat

On this day in 1980, President William R. Tolbert Jr. was overthrown and murdered in the violent Liberian coup d'état staged by an indigenous...

Today In African History (April 11) – Military Coup in Sudan Topples Omar al-Bashir After Continuous Protests

On this day in 2019, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir was ousted and arrested by the military after nearly 30 years in power. Speaking on state...

Today In African History (April 10) – Chris Hani, South Africa’s Communist Party Leader, Assassinated

On this day in 1993, Chris Hani (born Martin Thembisile Hani), the Secretary-General of South African Communist Party and chief of staff of uMkhonto...

Benin’s “king of cotton” makes its democracy a sham

When Patrice Talon, the “king of cotton,” was elected president of Benin in 2016, few predicted that the country’s democracy would be on the...

Today In African History (April 9) – Niger President Ibrahim Bare Mainassara Assassinated

On this day in 1999, the Niger Republic president, Ibrahim Bare Mainassara, was assassinated by his own presidential guard while boarding a plane in...

Today In African History (April 8) – Jomo Kenyatta Jailed For Mau Mau Uprising In Kenya

On this day in 1953, Jomo Kenyatta, leader of the Kenyan independence movement, is convicted and sentenced to 7 years jail by Kenya’s British...

Today In African History (April 6) – Assassination of Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira – Precursor To The Rwandan Genocide

On this day in 1994, the plane carrying Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira was was shot down with surface-to-air missiles...

Today In African History (April 5) – 2 Libyan Suspects Arrived Netherlands To Face Trial Over Pan Am Bombing

On this day in 1999, the two Libyans charged with planting the Pan Am Flight 103 bomb, which exploded over Scotland killing 270 people,...

SADC to convene meeting over Mozambique’s insurgency

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