July
12

Today in African History

Historical Events

  • 1912 - Aoua Kéita, a Malian writer and politician, is born.
  • 1975 - São Tomé and Príncipe attains independence from Portugal with Manuel Pinto da Costa as the president.
  • 1966 - The University of Zambia is founded. 
  • 1990 -  Shantytown women strip to the waist and confront bulldozers sent by authorities to demolish their homes in Soweto, South Africa.
  • 2012 - Over 100 people are killed after an oil tanker crashes and explodes in Okogbe, Rivers State, Nigeria.
  • 1984 - A car bomb explodes in Durban, South Africa,killing five and injuring 27 people.

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