This day 07 April 2020 in African history, world history and which celebrities were born today!

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AFRICA – [TANZANIA]

1972 – Sheik Abeid Amane Karume, Zanzibari vice-president of the Republic of Tanzania, was assassinated.

AFRICA – [MALAWI]

1985 – Malawi played their first international soccer match against Morocco and lost 0-2 in a World Cup Qualifier.

2012 – Joyce Hilda Banda (née Mtila; born 12 April 1949) is a Malawian politician who was the President of Malawi, She is the founder and leader of the People’s Party, created in 2011. An educator and grassroots women’s rights activist, she was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2009.

2012 – In Malawi Joyce Banda was sworn as the new president, the nation’s first female leader. She called for reconciliation after the divisive Bingu wa Mutharika died in office.

2012 –  Joyce Banda becomes President of Malawi

AFRICA – [DRC]

1997 – Deserting government soldiers of Zaire’s 21st Brigade donned white scarves and declared themselves on the side of the rebels as the rebels approached Lubumbashi, the capital of the copper and cobalt-rich Shaba province

THE WORLD

1934 – In India, MahatmaGandhi suspends his campaign of civil disobedience I

2017 – US President Donald Trump orders missile strike on a Syrian airfield after Chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun 

2019 – Rwanda marks 25 years and the beginning of 100 days of mourning since the genocide that killed 800, 000 people

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY

1740 – Haym Salomon, Polish-born American broker who helped finance the American Revolution, born in Leszno Poland 

1954 – Jackie Chan, Hong Kong martial art actor (Rumble in the Bronx) born in Hong Kong 

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1997 – Oliver Burke

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF:

International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

World Health Day

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