21 August 2017

This Week On The Continent

21 August 1963: The former president of South Africa, P.W. Botha was found guilty of contempt for repeatedly ignoring summonses to testify before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

22 August 2012: Kenyan tribal wars between Pokomo and Orma caused a lot of havoc in the country and about 48 Kenyans lost their lives.

23 August 1985: A former United Democratic Front (UDF) leader, Dulah Ormar was arrested in his attempt of fighting apartheid rule.

24 August 1961: Former South African Nazi leader Johannes Vorster became the South Africa's Minister of Justice.

25 August 1956: The South African government ordered over 100,000 non-whites to leave their homes in Johannesburg within a period of a year, in order to make room for whites.

26 August 2014: The Republic of Congo's Minister of Health announced the outbreak of Ebola.

27 August 1900: This day marked the end of the conventional battle of the South African War (1899-1902), the battle of Dalmanutha (Bergendal).