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AFRICA – [MALAWI]
2017 – The Lake Stars festival, Malawian biggest music and arts celebrated thirteen years
AFRICA – [DRC]
1998 – In Congo troops of Pres. Kabila was sent to quell a rebellion by Mai-Mai tribal warriors. A human rights group, Azadho, later charged the troops in a massacre of over 300 civilians in Butembo.
2006 – Congo Reuters obtained a copy of a 2005 report of a parliamentary investigation, established to probe business deals signed during Congo’s 1996-1997 and 1998-2003 wars. The report said dozens of government contracts struck during Congo’s wars must be renegotiated, some companies closed and leading individuals brought to justice.
2007 – Congo’s army and UN officials said days of clashes between the army and Rwandan and Congolese militias in eastern Congo have killed at least 23 combatants and forced thousands to flee.
1919 – French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau injured during assassination attempted.
1938 – Adolf Hitler announces his support for Japan during the Sino-Japanese War
1978 – Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats our of Cyprus
1988 – Rihanna [Robyn Rihanna Fenty], Barbadian singer-songwriter (Umbrella, We Found Love, Diamonds), born in Saint Michael, Barbados
1963 – Charles Barkley, American basketball forward (NBA MVP 1993, 11-time All-Star, Olympic gold 1996), born in Leeds,
1984 – Trevor Noah, South Africa Comedian, actor, and TV host (The Daily Show) born in Johannesburg, South Africa
FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY
1991- Peniel Mlapa
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF:
World Day of Social Justice