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This Day for Africa – Jennifer Holsten wins first Black Miss World title

The 1970 contest was held in London, United Kingdom. It began with a row because the organisers had allowed two entries from South Africa, one black, one white. Then during the evening there were protests by women's liberation activists and flour was thrown.[1] The comedian, Bob Hope, was also heckled.

This Day for Africa – Britain refuses Uganda’s request for independence

By the 1920's however, the Asian population of Uganda was granted greater economic opportunities, which caused great dissatisfaction among the Baganda. By 1949, many nationalist movements had sprung up in numerous British colonies. Uganda was thus being prepared for independence.

This Day for Africa – Barbados became independent from the United Kingdom

After forming part of the short-lived West Indies Federation in 1958, Barbados decided to become independent in 1966. The UK Parliament recognised this by passing the Barbados Independence Act 1966.

This Day for Africa – 132 massacred as enslaved Africans thrown overboard The Zong; jury ruled to compensate ship owners

Another 78 were drowned over the next two days. By the time the ship had reached the Caribbean, 132 persons had been murdered. When the ship returned to England, the owners wished to be compensated the full value for each enslaved African lost.

Police show force in Osogbo as Ademola Adeleke takes over as sixth governor of Osun State; Oyetola expresses hope in judicial victory

Adeleke won the election as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after loosing out in the same party in the 2018 gubernatorial election.

This Day for Africa – Truce reached between Inkatha Freedom Party and ANC; Christian Institute raided by Apartheid regime

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), this day in 1985, proposed a truce with the African National Congress (ANC) as an effort to calm violent clashes between members of the two parties.

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