04 September 2017

This Week On The Continent.

04 September 1998: The United Nations Tribunal on Rwanda, passed a life imprisonment verdict on former Rwanda Prime Minister Jean Kambanda for acts of Genocide.

05 September 2015: The World Health Organisation estimated that 1900 of 3500 people infected with Ebola have died in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

06 September 1808: Abdelkader ibn Muhieddine al-Hasani, a former political, religious and military leader of Algeria was born. He is remembered for his commitment to human rights warfare when "human rights" were not yet recognised in our nations.

07 September 2004: A charismatic leader, an apartheid struggle stalwart and Afrikaner cleric, Beyers Naude passed away at his retirement home in Johannesburg. Beyers is described as an exemplarily leader who helped Black South Africans to realise that not all White people are bad".

08 September 2006: South Africa mourns the death of Hilda Bernstein an anti- apartheid activist and who was also a vigorous advocate for women's rights.

09 September 1967: Uganda announced independence from Great Britain.

10 September 1960: Abele Bikila, an Ethopian Olympic athlete set a world record by winning the marathon gold.