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08 Apr
1953: Seven years' hard labour for Kenyatta

14 Oct
1954: Ethiopian emperor visits UK

07 Mar
1959: African activist flees to UK

21 Mar
1960: Scores die in Sharpeville shoot-out

13 Feb
1961: Ex-Congo PM declared dead

27 May
1963: Kenyatta to be Kenya's first premier

20 Jun
1965: Students protest after Algiers coup

02 Mar
1970: Ian Smith declares Rhodesia a republic

13 Jul
1971: Death for Moroccan rebel leaders

07 Aug
1972: Asians given 90 days to leave Uganda

18 Sep
1972: Expelled Ugandans arrive in UK

01 Mar
1973: Palestinian gunmen hold diplomats in Sudan

26 Aug
1975: Rhodesia peace talks fail

11 Nov
1975: Divided Angola gets independence

11 Jun
1976: Mercenaries trial begins in Angola

16 Jun
1976: Soweto protest turns violent

28 Jun
1976: Death sentence for mercenaries

24 Sep
1976: White rule in Rhodesia to end

31 Aug
1977: Smith keeps power in Rhodesia

02 Dec
1977: South African police cleared of Biko death

01 Jan
1978: Newspaper editor flees South Africa

01 Jun
1979: End of white rule in Rhodesia

14 Apr
1979: New president for war-torn Uganda

07 Dec
1979: Lord Soames to govern Rhodesia

04 Mar
1980: Mugabe to lead independent Zimbabwe

22 Apr
1980: Deposed ministers executed in Liberia

27 Jul
1982: Seychelles coup leader guilty of hijack

13 Mar
1983: Nkomo flees Zimbabwe 'death threats'

20 May
1983: Car bomb in South Africa kills 16

25 Oct
1984: Europe grants emergency aid for Ethiopia

13 Jul
1985: Live Aid makes millions for Africa

02 Feb
1990: De Klerk dismantles apartheid in South Africa

11 Feb
1990: Freedom for Nelson Mandela

18 Mar
1992: South Africa votes for change

07 Sep
1992: Troops kill 24 at ANC rally

06 Mar
1993: Angolans die in battle for Huambo

04 Oct
1993: US forces killed in Somali gun battle

06 Apr
1994: Rwanda presidents' plane 'shot down'

18 Apr
1994: Killing spreads in Rwanda

10 May
1994: Mandela becomes SA's first black president

02 Nov
1995: Ex-minister charged with apartheid murders

10 Nov
1995: Nigeria hangs human rights activists

07 Jul
1998: Chief's death sparks turmoil in Nigeria

29 Oct
1998: Apartheid report accuses SA leaders

09 Apr
1999: President of Niger 'killed in ambush'

15 Apr
2000: White farmer shot dead in Zimbabwe

15 Jun
2000: British marines leave Sierra Leone

10 Sep
2000: Daring rescue frees jungle hostages


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