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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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9 March, Following the Rhodesian elections, the Sunday Post of Johannesburg launched a nationwide Release Mandela ...read more
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The nineteenth century was a period of several events whose socio-political and economic impact profoundly changed ...read more
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This period is characterized by British occupancy, Wars of Dispossession, colonial expansion and growth of African and ...read more
1800: Historical Context Nelson Mandela traces his lineage back to the Thembu Chief Nxeko, one of the early Thembu ...read more
1862 23 August, Canon George Oglivie organizes first recorded rugby match in South Africa at Green Point, Cape Town, ...read more
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By the 1970s a number of leading figures in the ANC were in prison while others were in exile. Those that remained ...read more
Historical Context to Chief Luthuli Chronology While Chief Luthuli himself preferred another spelling and signed his ...read more
1867 Diamonds discovered in Orange Free State and Kimberley. 1867 Diamond mining begins in Griqualand West. 1872 ...read more
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After the advent of democratic rule in 1994, the newly elected ANC led government was faced with the task of dealing ...read more

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