30 October 2017

This Week On The Continent

30 October 1963: Morocco and Algeria signed a cease fire over the disputed territory, Sahara dessert.

31 October 1956: Britain and France join Israeli forces in Egypt and begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal

01 November 1994: Muslim fundamentalists murdered 5 children in Mostaganem Algeria.

02 November 1994: About 400 Egyptians were killed during the Benzine explosion in Dronka Egypt.

03 November 1986: Joaquim Chissano was elected as the president of Mozambique.

04 November 1893: British South Africa Company troops under Dr Jamesons occupied Bulawayo, Matabeleland

05 November 1987: Govan Mbeki, one of the eight political prisoners who were were arrested on 11 July 1963 when security police raided Liliesleaf Farm which was the ANC's underground headquarters after movement was banned in April 1960 under the Unlawful Organisation Act, was released from Robben Island prison.