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REMEMBERING PATRICE LUMUMBA

Patrice Lumumba  was a Congolese politician and independence leader who served as the first Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Republic of the Congo) from June until September 1960. He played a significant role in the transformation of the Congo from a colony of Belgium into an independent republic. Ideologically an African nationalist and pan-Africanist, he led the Congolese …

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Remembering The Darfur Peace Agreement

Remembering The Darfur Peace Agreement

The 2006 Darfur Peace Agreement, also known as the Abuja Agreement, was signed on May 5, 2006 by the Sudanese government headed by Omar al-Bashir along with a faction of the SLA led by Minni Minnawi. The agreement was however rejected by two other, smaller groups, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and a rival faction of the SLA led by Abdul Wahid al Nur. The agreement included …

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20.10.20: Remembering The Lekki Massacre

20.10.20: Remembering The Lekki Massacre

The Lekki Massacre, also known as the Lekki Toll Gate Killings, was a horrific event which took place on the night of 20 October 2020, at about 6:50 pm, when members of the Nigerian Army opened fire on peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State, Nigeria. According to human rights organization Amnesty International, at least 12 protesters were killed …

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THE EXODUS OF ETHIOPIAN JEWS: Operation Moses

THE EXODUS OF ETHIOPIAN JEWS: Operation Moses

Operation Moses was a covert operation to evacuate Ethiopian Jews (Falashas) from Sudan during a 1984 Civil War that caused severe famine. The Israelis initially called the operation Gur Aryeh Yehuda (“Cub of the Lion of Judah”) before the United Jewish Appeal changed the name. HISTORY OF OPERATION MOSES The operation, named after the biblical figure Moses, was a cooperative effort between …

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IDI AMIN: A Legacy Of Brutality

IDI AMIN: A Legacy Of Brutality

Idi Amin Dada was a Ugandan military officer who served as the President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. He is commonly known as the “Butcher of Uganda” as he is considered one of the most brutal despots in world history. Idi Amin was born in Koboko to a Kakwa father and Lugbara mother. He joined the British Colonial Army (under the King’s Army Rifles) …

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IGBO LANDING: A Story Of Pride And Bravery

IGBO LANDING: A Story Of Pride And Bravery

Igbo Landing is a historic site at Dunbar Creek on St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia. It was the setting of a mass suicide in 1803 by captive Igbo people who overtook the slave ship conveying them and refused to submit to slavery in the United States. HISTORY OF IGBO LANDING In May 1803, a shipload of captive West Africans, …

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SOUTH AFRICA 2010: When The Beautiful Game Came Home

SOUTH AFRICA 2010: When The Beautiful Game Came Home

In light of the global international football break, in which players have returned home to represent their countries in various continental fixtures, the time seems perfect to reminisce on the South Africa 2010 World Cup, which is arguably the proudest football moment for Africa. The 2010 World Cup, otherwise regarded as South Africa 2010, was …

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Remembering The "Ghana Must Go" Exodus of 1983

Remembering The “Ghana Must Go” Exodus of 1983

“Ghana Must Go” was a popular name given to the migration of illegal migrants (mostly Ghanaians) from Nigeria following a presidential executive order by Shehu Shagari in 1983. In January 1983, the President of Nigeria, Shehu Shagari issued an executive order mandating immigrants without proper immigration documents to leave the country or they would be arrested according to the law. The …

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Remembering The Rand Rebellion of 1922

Remembering The Rand Rebellion of 1922

The Rand Rebellion  also known as the 1922 strike was an armed uprising of white miners in the Witwatersrand region of South Africa, in March 1922. Jimmy Green, a prominent politician in the Labour Party, was one of the leaders of the strike. Following a drop in the world price of gold from 130 shillings (£6 10s) per fine troy ounce in 1919 to …

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