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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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1650 Earliest known history - the Nqondo clan occupy the land now known as Cato Manor 1730 They are replaced by the ...read more
1799 2 March, British government lands troops in Delagoa Bay. Construction begins on the building of Fort Frederick. ...read more
1497 - 1699 1497 24 December, A flotilla of three Portuguese ships under the command of Capt Vasco da Gama sailed up ...read more
1825 Mzilikazi's arrival in Transvaal region. 1836 Andries Potgieter's arrives in the area north of the Vaal. ...read more
1884 4 July, Henry Barber and his cousin Fred discovers Barberton 1884 Small hut prison is established 1874 The first ...read more
1815 Louis Trichardt and Hans van Rensburg cross the Oranje/Gariep river. June 1836, Van Rensburg leaves Trichardt ...read more
1806 Sir John Barrow indicates on a map that gold is to be found in the approximate vicinity of either the ...read more
1899 Herman Tobiansky purchases land from the Johannesburg Municipality to develop as a residential area. 1912 ...read more
1835 Migration of disaffected Dutch farmers from the Cape Colony 1836 Louis Trichardt and Hans van Rensburg reach ...read more

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