This Day for Africa – Nigerian leader Murtala Mohammed assassinated
General Mohammed was succeeded by Lieutenant General Olusegun Obasanjo as head of state.
In search of blueprint to mitigate Farmers-Herders’ clashes, Jega committee brainstorm
“Without sounding immodest, I think we can say this is perhaps the best or one of the best groupings of arrays of stakeholders in an inclusive process in order to address a national problem.
This Day for Africa – Nelson Mandela released from prison
The apartheid system was established by the Afrikaner-dominated National Party following its electoral victory in 1948. It was designed to enforce the ‘separate development’ of the white, black and coloured populations of South Africa, using a series of harsh laws and petty regulations, as well as inferior-quality education for black children.
This Day for Africa – Vice president Jonathan removes Nigeria’s attorney-general
Sokoto had escaped a day after his arrest, and they later found him behind a rack of drying laundry where he was hiding. Two explosions went off outside a customs’ building in Maiduguri, killing four bombers and wounding two soldiers.
This Day for Africa – Sophiatown residents forcefully moved to Soweto
In 2006 Sophiatown was renamed by Johannesburg Mayor Amos Masondo.
When slaves escaped to Mexico – The Black Seminoles
These descendants of Black American slaves were eventually known as the Mascogos. They settled in a village in the desert of Coahuila, named Nacimiento de Los Negros, which means, “Birth of the Blacks.” A village that still exists to this day.