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AFRICA – [MALAWI]
2012 – Professor Peter Arthur wa Mutharika held a legendary political rally in Thyolo. This was his first rally since the sudden loss of his brother, the late President Bingu wa Mutharika. There has been an unchallenged claim, that the rally was one of the largest ever has never rallied.
2004 – The Gates Foundation announced a $44.7 million award at the AIDS Conference in Bangkok to a consortium of TB and AIDS researchers. The 2 diseases were often linked. A UN report cited 7 countries as the hardest hit by the AIDS pandemic: Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia, Malawi, the Central African Republic and Mozambique.
AFRICA – [TANZANIA]
2004 – In Tanzania the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) sentenced former finance minister Emmanuel Ndindabahizi to life imprisonment for his role in the East African country’s 1994 genocide.
AFRICA – [SOUTH AFRICA]
1992 – The Security Council of the UN examine violence in South Africa
1953 – ANC members, Walter Sisulu and Duma Nokwe leave South Africa and go overseas under false names
1994 – Hundreds of thousands of Hutus fled to Zaire in the Congo near the end of the Rwandan Genocide
2002 – “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony
2002 – Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl
FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY
1991 – Danilo
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF:
World Youth Skills Day