02 October 2017

This Week On The Continent


2 October 1958: Guinea became an independent Republic after being colonized by France for so many years. In 1882 French defeated Wassoulou Empire army (an Islamic state that fought against French rule) and achieved complete control Guinea.

3 October 1935: Italians invaded Ethiopia, and subsequently the League of Nations subjected sanctions to Italy's economy.

4 October 1994: US President Bill Clinton welcomes South African President Nelson Mandela to the White House. The Mandela's had previously at the White House earlier that day for a state arrival ceremony.

5 October 1975: Winnie Madikizela Mandela decided to end a thirteen year- enforced silence with a strong attack on the country's Terrorism Act.

6 October 1981: The former President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat was assassinated by Muslim fundamentals in Cairo while watching a military parade. He had shared the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize with Menachem Begin of Israel.

7 October 1993:South Africa celebrates the birthday of a human rights acivist Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who played a big role in opposing apartehied movements and was appointed as the first Black Archbishop in history. 

8 October 1993: South African Defence Force commandos killed five Black children raiding home in Transkei instructed by the President F W de Klerk.