This day 10 August 2020 in African history, world history and which celebrities were born today!

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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

1970 – Malawi played their second soccer match in the first ever series against Lesotho and won 6-1. Goals were scored by Osman x 2, Munshi, Nkonjera x 2, and Chiwaya. The first match was played on the 8th of August and was won by Lesotho 2-1.

2015 – On 10 August 2015, Chilima received his PhD in Knowledge Management from the University of Bolton in the United Kingdom.

2007 – Malawi said it will deploy 800 troops to Darfur in Sudan to serve in the future United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force.

2006 – Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika demanded the resignation of Ishmael Wadi, a top prosecutor, for withdrawing corruption charges against the nation’s previous leader. Wadi dropped the charges after Mutharika suspended the head of the anti-corruption bureau, Gustave Kaliwo. Wadi said the suspension left the bureau with no powers to prosecute.

2007 – Malawi said it will deploy 800 troops to Darfur in Sudan to serve in the future United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force.

AFRICA – [DRC]

1998 – Congo claimed to have recaptured the Atlantic ports near the mouth of the Congo River that were taken by Tutsi rebels.

2000 – Rebels fought government troops near Dongo. Jean-Pierre Bemba, head of the Ugandan backed Congolese Liberation Movement, said his rebels had killed some 800 government soldiers on riverboats using missiles.

2095 – Congolese Vice President Azeria Ruberwa met with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Ruberwa talked of his government’s concerns about 14 Congolese men, suspected of plotting a coup, who were in Uganda. Rugunda said 8 men left before the expulsion order. The other six were given 48 hours to leave.

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1977-  About 100 white sympathisers joined evicted black squatters in a protest against the demolition of shanty dwellings outside Cape Town, South Africa

THE WORLD

70 –  Second Temple in Jerusalem set on fire by the Roman army under Titus during the capture of the city (approx)

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY

1960 – Antonio Banderas films actor was born in Malaga, Spain,

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1997 – Jordan Torunarigha

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