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Belgium annexes the Congo Free State

Saturday, 17 October 1908
The central African region in which the Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo) lies has been pervaded by conflict and instability. This can be traced back to the early 19th century, when European powers competed for territory and resources in Africa. ..
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The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) was established on 2 April 1944, four years before the National ...read more
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uMkhonto weSizwe (Spear of the Nation or MK), the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC), was jointly formed ...read more
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Explore some of the key moments and events that have helped shape the course of South African Communist Party. Follow ...read more
1884 Otto von Bismarck chairs the Berlin Conference to stem the scramble for Africa. Only Morocco, Ethiopia, and ...read more
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In 1959 the Africanists broke away from the ANC and formed the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC). The histories of these ...read more
1903 William Edward Durghardt Du Bois publishes The Souls of Black Folk rejecting the notion that Black people need ...read more
1946 22 June, The Government of India requested that the question of the treatment of Indians in the Union of South ...read more
1919 The Industrial and Commercial Union (ICU) is formed in Cape Town after World War I, with a membership of 24. The ...read more
1919 Formation of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union of Africa (ICU). 1924 Introduction of Industrial ...read more

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