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AFRICA – [MALAWI]
1978 – Malawi played their first international soccer match against Libya and lost 1-2. The match was played as part of the African Games Finals. Goal by Kaimfa.
2014 – Malawi celebrates 50 years of independence. President Peter Mutharika says that on average Malawians are poorer than they were under Colonia.
2011 – Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID) announced its was suspending budgetary aid to Malawi over poor governance, as fast-deteriorating relations between the two countries reached a new low. The Malawi opposition quickly blamed President Bingu wa Mutharika’s “sheer arrogance” for the decision
AFRICA – [DRC]
1994 – A tidal wave of Hutu refugees from Rwanda’s civil war flooded across the border into Zaire, swamping relief organizations.
AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]
1998 – Violence erupts in Richmond, South Africa, reflecting underlying political tensions between supporters of the ANC and Inkatha Freedom Party
2019 – English Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins a record 6th British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone; moves him 1 win clear of Jim Clark and Alain Prost (5)
2019 – US President Donald Trump ignites racial controversy by tweeting four Democrat women of colour “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came”
2019 – First Ebola case on Goma, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, city of 1 million, as the toll of outbreak reaches 1600 victims
FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY
1984 – Nilmar