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Nigeria since independence

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Key events in the history of Nigeria since independence from Britain in 1960: – First coup – In January 1966 the first in a series of military coups takes place amid dissatisfaction with progress after colonial rule. Significantly, it is also triggered by the fact that …

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DR Congo: Key dates since independence

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Key dates in the post-independence history of the Democratic Republic of Congo: – End of Belgian rule – On June 30, 1960, the Belgian Congo becomes independent. Power is shared between Joseph Kasa-Vubu, the president, and his prime minister, Patrice Lumumba. Rivalry between the …

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DR Congo: Key dates since independence

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Key dates in the post-independence history of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where presidential elections will be held on Sunday: – End of Belgian rule – On June 30, 1960, the Belgian Congo becomes independent. Power is shared between Joseph Kasa-Vubu, the president, and …

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ECONOMY: Which way Uganda?

Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence Kampala, Uganda | COMMENT | SARAH LOGAN| October 9 marked 55 years since Uganda’s independence in 1962. The country’s economy has seen many changes during this time, affected by periods of political instability, civil war, fluctuating global commodity prices, and various …

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Uhuru celebrations in Malaysia, Somalia hails Uganda relations

Kampala, Uganda  | MOFA | Ambassador Dorothy Samali Hyuha has hosted a dinner in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to celebrate Uganda’s 55th Independence anniversary. Addressing the large turn-up of Ugandan diaspora at Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Hyuha said,  “I am impressed with your active participation in the national event as evidenced here …

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