Wednesday, 12 October 2011
This week, 11th - 17th October is memorable in Africa. Struggles for power, deaths of nationalists, some arrests among many other events as we will see.
Without wasting time, lets take a look at the memorable events in Africa here on The African Social History Blog.
Boer war begins in South Africa.
On this day in 1899, the Boers also called Afrikaners, of Dutch descent went to war with the British. This was after they had captured the Dutch cape colony in 1806 amid the Napoleonic
The Dutch were against the British Anglicanisation of South Africa and the British anti-slavery policies.
This war took place in the Dutch republics of Transvaal and Orange Free State. The British had an upper hand but an organised guerrilla attack by the Dutch gave them the edge over their rivals - the British.
Peace of Vereeniging was signed on 31st May 1902 putting an end to the fighting.
Dr Apollo Milton Obote was the first prime minister of Uganda from 1962 to 1966 when he became executive president.
Ingabire is arrested.
Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, Rwanda's opposition leader, was arrested on October 12th, 2010. The FDU-Inkingi Coalition leader was suspected to have a hand in rebel activities hence her arrest.