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Columnist: AMMA FOSUAH POKU

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1st December 1955

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1st December 1955

Dec 2, 2012 | Feature Article

Rosa Parks was arrested and charged in Montgomery, Alabama, United States (US) for refusing to give up her seat on a bus ...

Nov 23, 2012 | Feature Article

Portuguese soldiers invaded Conakry, the capital of Guinea, in an attempt to overthrow the President, Ahmed Sékou Touré, ...

Nov 17, 2012 | Feature Article

Chinua Achebe, author and writer, was born of Igbo parents in Ogidi, Anambra State, Nigeria. Achebe had his first novel, ...

Nov 17, 2012 | Feature Article

Kwame Ture (formally know as Stokely Carmichael), political activist and Pan Africanist, died in Conakry, Guinea, after ...

Nov 11, 2012 | Feature Article

Angola gained independence after a long and bloody war which started in 1961, ending nearly 500 years of Portuguese colo ...

Nov 5, 2012 | Feature Article

Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American woman elected to Congress (government) in the United States (US). Thr ...

Nov 4, 2012 | Feature Article

Dominica gained independence from the United Kingdom with Patrick John as the Prime Minister. John was a leading trade u ...

Nov 2, 2012 | Feature Article

Patrice Lumumba was arrested in what was then the Belgian Congo, a few days after the local wing of the Movement Nat ...

Nov 1, 2012 | Feature Article

Olu Awoonor-Gordon, Pan Africanist historian, lecturer, journalist and political activist, was born in Lagos, Nigeria, t ...

Oct 30, 2012 | Feature Article

The Kenyan Peoples Union (KPU) founded by Jaramogi Oginga Odinga was banned by Jomo Kenyatta, President of Kenya. Odi ...

Oct 29, 2012 | Feature Article

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) published its report into the atrocities committed under apartheid in Sout ...

Oct 25, 2012 | Feature Article

Grenada was invaded by the combined forces of the United States (US) and the Regional Security System (RSS) based in Bar ...

Oct 24, 2012 | Feature Article

Northern Rhodesia gained independence from Britain, becoming the Republic of Zambia, with Kenneth Kaunda as President. ...

Oct 23, 2012 | Feature Article

Zephania Lekoane Mothopeng, former President of the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania (South Africa) died at the a ...

Oct 22, 2012 | Feature Article

Jomo Kenyatta was arrested on this day in 1952 and charged with organising and leading the so-called Mau Mau uprising. O ...

Oct 22, 2012 | Feature Article

Bobby Seale was born in Dallas, Texas, the United States (US). Seale co-founded the Black Panther Party for Self Defense ...