Today in African History

Today in African History: January 6

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 6, we remember the following events in global African history:

Year Territory Event
1986 South Africa Mining company Impala Platinum fired over 20,000 black mine workers
1995 Cuba Haitian refugees housed at Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba were sent home against their wishes by the United States‘ military.
2005 USA American Civil Rights Movement: Edgar Ray Killen was arrested as a suspect in the 1964 murders in Mississippi of Freedom Riders James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner.
2006 USA Martin Lee Anderson (14), died at the Bay County Boot Camp, a juvenile detention center located in Panama City, Florida, after being brutally kicked and beaten by the detention center’s employees.
2009 Ethiopia Ethiopia‘s parliament adopted a bill imposing heavy restrictions on foreign-funded humanitarian groups operating in the country. Under the new law, all groups which drew more than 10 percent of its funding from foreign sources would be classified as foreign and banned from working on issues related to ethnicity, gender, children’s rights, and conflict resolution.

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