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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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1919 Mohamed Kathrada and his wife Hawa, immigrants from India, arrive in Schweizer Reneke, a small town in the ...read more
1971 11 March, A resolution is passed at a student body meeting for the establishment of a student Wages Commission. ...read more
1940 - 1948 1942 August 9, Gandhi is arrested in the early hours of the morning under the Defence of India Rules ...read more
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The period of the 1920s was largely marked by growth of the ICU and a largely weakened African National Congress (ANC ...read more
The outbreak of the First World War was precipitated by the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Crown Prince Franz ...read more
1800s 1850 The Natal Legislative Council passes Law 14 of 1859 allowing the Government to import labour from India ...read more
1869 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is born in Porbandar, Gujarat, India 1883 Gandhi marries KasturbaiMakhanji in an ...read more
1980 is declared the Year of the Charter, marking the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Freedom charter in 1955 ...read more
Photograph by Peter Magubane, published in the book Sowetho from 1978 1932 Born in Vrededorp, South Africa. ...read more

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