This day 12 August 2020 in African history, world history and which celebrities were born today!

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AFRICA – [DRC]

1998 – Rwanda protested a Congo crackdown on ethnic Tutsis and charged that Kabila was arming Rwandan Hutus to put down a Tutsi-led revolt along the border.

2000 – In Congo, a Russian-made Antonov crashed on approach to Tshikapa and 27 people were killed.

2006 –  President Joseph Kabila’s share of the vote in Congo’s historic elections rose above 50% as 1 million more votes were counted and certified.

AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]

1959 – Progressive Party under John Steytler forms in South Africa

THE WORLD

1990 – Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories

2005 – Sri Lanka’s foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, is fatally shot by an LTTE (Tamil Tigers) sniper at his home.

2017 – US President Donald Trump at a press conference at Trump Tower says “there is blame on both sides” in reference to violence in Charlottesville, provoking widespread condemnation

2019 – Scientists say they are closer to an effective treatment for Ebola after a new drug trial has a 90% success rate in the Democratic Republic of Congo

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1980 – Javier Chevantón

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF: 
International Youth day

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