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[Today in History] January 21st

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1968 – Congo wins the African cup of Nations, beating Ghana 1-0 at Hailé Sélassié Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Goal by Kalala Mukendi)

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[Today in History] April 2nd

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GLOBAL

2015 – 147 students are killed in terrorist attack in Garissa, Kenya.

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[Today in History] March 9th

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1893 – Congo warriors killed 1000s of Arabs

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[Today in History] March 8th

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2009 – National team of football win the first edition of African Nations Championship (ChAN)

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[Today in History] January 7th

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GLOBAL

2015 – terrorists attack Charlie Hebdo HQ with Kalashnikovs in weird circumstances, 12 people dead.

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[Today in History] July 8th

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CONGO

2011 – At least 127 people were killed in the Hewa Bora Airways Flight 952, a Boeing 727-100 (9Q-COP), as it was attempting to land during bad weather at Bangoka International Airport in Kisangani, Orientale Province

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[Today in History] April 24th

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1990 – Forced by the circumstances, Mobutu allows multipartism.

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2016 – Papa Wemba passes away at age 67

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[Today in History] April 3rd

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CONGO

2007 – Over 20 illegal miners die in the collapsing of Miba Mine in Mbuji-Mayi.

BIRTHDAYS

1978 – Serge Movili Mazami aka Celeo Scram, singer songwriter, is born in Kinshasa

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[Today in History] March 22nd

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CONGO

2014 – 251 shipwreck victims, 109 drowned, 101 missing and only 41 survived following the shipwreck of Congolese refugees returning to Congo, on Lac Albert. 3 days of mourning.

GLOBAL

2016 – 31 dead and 340 wounded (bilan provisoire) in terrorist attacks that hit Belgium, one in Zaventem airport and one in Maelbeek metro station where at least two Congolese, Yves Ciyombo and Sabrina Fazal, died.

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[Today in History] March 20th

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DEATHS

Ota Benga in 1906
Ota Benga in 1906

1916 – Ota Benga, a Mbuti pygmy (b. 1884). After being exposed in human zoo in Bronx, he was freed but got no hope to return to his homeland At the age of 32, he built a ceremonial fire, chipped off the caps on his teeth, and shot himself in the heart with a stolen pistole

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[Today in History] March 13th

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1967 – Congo sentences ex-premier Moise Tshombe to death

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[Today in History] February 26th

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1884 – British & Portuguese treaty signed in Congo by Leopold II

1885 – Congress of Berlin gives Congo to Belgium & Nigeria to Great Britain

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[Today in History] February 16th

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CONGO

1992 – “La marche pacifique des chrétiens” (The pacific march of the Christians), dozens of thousands of people requesting the National Conference to resume, is repressed in blood. The government sends the army and dozens of people are killed.

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[Today in History] February 15th

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CONGO

1970 – Nationalists disrupt UN session on Congo
1978 – Zaire revises constitution

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[Today in History] February 13th

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CONGO

1651 – Flemish missionary Joris van Geel departs to Congo

DEATHS

2014 – Jean Baptiste Emeneya Mubiala Kwamambu aka King Kester Emeneya dies at age 57 in Paris, France

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[Today in History] February 12th

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CONGO

1925 – E Thieffry departs with Handley Page for the Belgian Congo

BIRTHDAYS

1963 – Alphonse Ngoyi Kasanji, governor of Western Kasayi, is born in Ngandajika, West Kasayi

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[Today in History] February 11th

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1961 – Patrice Lumumba, 1st premier Congo, murdered at 34

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[Today in History] February 10th

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1879 – Henry Morton Stanley departs for the Congo

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[Today in History] February 9th

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CONGO

1961 – Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo

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[Today in History] February 4th

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garykikaya
1980 – Gary Senga Kikaya, recordman of Africa for T&A 400m (44’10”), is born in Kinshasa.