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The Alabama, American raider of the Southern States during the American Civil War, arrives in Saldana Bay for provisions

Wednesday, 29 July 1863
On 29 July 1863, The Alabama, an American raider belonging to the Southern States during the American Civil War arrived in Saldana Bay, on the west c..
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Thursday, 4 August 2016
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South African History Online

Partial State of Emergency, July 1985

On 21 July 1985 the government declared a State of Emergency in 36 magisterial districts in the Eastern Cape and PWV (now Gauteng) areas. This was the first State of Emergency since 1960, and gave the police powers to detain, impose curfews and control the media and, a few days later, to control funerals.

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African Resistance Movement (ARM)

One of the defining moments in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa was the Sharpeville Massacre and its aftermath.

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Poqo

Poqo was formed as an armed wing to the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) during the 1960's and was known for its aggressively violent sabotage campaign. Unlike other resistance organisations of the time, such as uMkhonto we Sizwe, Poqo made no effort to avoid loss of life and was the most anti-White underground movement of its time.

Dutch East India Company (DEIC)/VOC

March 20, 1602 marked the beginning of the inexorable end for many a state in the then known world.

The Angolan Civil War (1975-2002): A Brief History

The overthrow of Portugal’s Prime Minister, Marcello Caetano, on 25 April 1974 hailed a watershed moment for the former Portuguese colonies of Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Principe and Angola.

World War I

This feature commemorates the outbreak of the First World War. This major historical event became known as The Great War. The main belligerent European countries involved in the War were imperial powers with large colonial territories in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.