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Ruth Perry is elected to lead Liberia, thus becoming Africa's first female head of state

Saturday, 17 August 1996
History was made in Western Africa when, for the first time, a woman, Ms Ruth Sando Perry, was unanimously elected at a meeting of West African heads of state to become the third chair of Liberia's ruling council. Perry, victorious over two male contestants, became head of the transitional government, thereby modern Africa's first woman head of state. Perry was mandated to execute the daunting task of leading her country from a devastating seven year civil war to peace under a sub-regi..
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1930 Born in Randfontein, South Africa, in 1930, the third son of Eli Goldblatt and Olga Light, both of whom came to ...read more
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1912 18 May, Walter Ulyate Max Sisulu is born in Engcobo District in the Transkei, in the same year, the ANC was ...read more
1892 16 March, James Sebe Moroka is born in Thaba Nchu., Bophuthatswana in the Free State province. 1909 Moroka ...read more
1869 April, Kasturba Kapadia is born in Porbandar, in present-day Gujarat. 1876 Kasturba Kapadia and Mohandas ...read more
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Pixley ka Isaka Seme Life Timeline 1881 1 October, Pixley ka Isaka Seme is born in Natal. 1906 Seme presents his ...read more
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The Nelson Mandela timeline tracks the history of the first democratically elected president of South Africa through ...read more
1943 23 February, Abu Baker Asvat is born in Vrededorp, Gauteng. 1961 Asvat graduates from Johannesburg Indian High ...read more
Introduction Gandhi’s life saw many changes in the world. From the peak of the British empire to the beginning of ...read more

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