This day 20 July 2020 in African history, world history and which celebrities were born today!

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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

2011 –  Malawi protests were protests aimed at winning political and economic reforms or concessions from the government of Malawi. Malawian organisations protested against perceived poor economic management and poor governance by President Bingu wa Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party. After the first two days of protests, 18 deaths, 98 serious injuries and 275 arrests had been reported.

1968 – Malawi played their first international soccer match against Swaziland in Swaziland and lost 0-2

2011 – A coalition of 80 Civil societies and NGOs, religious and student groups (collectively known as ‘Concerned Citizens’) chose 20 July 2011 as a day of a national protest against economic and administrative management. These include prominent civil and human rights organisations like the umbrella NGO Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC) and the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR).

2011-  In Malawi demonstrations in the commercial centre of Blantyre, in the capital and other major towns turned violent as protesters also looted several shops belonging to ruling party officials and allies of President Bingu wa Mutharika. At least one person was killed and several others injured.

2012 – The African Development Bank gave impoverished Malawi $40 million in budget help, just days after two of the country’s biggest donors, the World Bank and Britain unveiled new aid packages.

THE WORLD

2000 – In Zimbabwe, Parliament opens its new session and seats, opposition members, for the first time in a decade

2005 – 2005 Canada becomes the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage after the bill C-38 receives its Royal Assent

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY

1822 –  Gregor Mendel, Austrian monk and geneticist (discoverer of laws of heredity), born in Heinzendorf

FOMOURS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY

1975 –  Rodolfo Arruabarrena

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