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The Federal Government has said that at least 7,000 artefacts that were stolen from the Benin Kingdom are expected to be repatriated by Germany to Nigeria not later than October 2021. This follows the advanced stage of discussions between Nigeria and Germany on the return of thousands of different pieces of Benin bronzes back to […]

On this day in 2004, rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front captured the city of Gonaïves, an action that resulted to the 2004 Haiti rebellion. A coup d’état followed after conflicts lasted for several weeks. The Coup resulted in the removal from office of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide preventing him from finishing his second term, […]

On this day in 1988, a Panamanian politician and military officer who was the de facto ruler of Panama from 1983 to 1989, Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno was indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges. In 1988, Noriega was indicted by federal grand juries in Miami and Tampa. Following the 1989 U.S. invasion of […]

On this day in 1597, a group of early Japanese Christians were killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to the Japanese society. Those killed are today known as the Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan. They were a group of Catholics who were executed by crucifixionon February 5, 1597, at […]

On this day in 1967, a former Hollywood movie star, and future President of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan, was sworn in as Governor of California. California Republicans were impressed with Reagan’s political views and charisma after his “Time for Choosing” speech, and in late 1965 he announced his campaign for Governor in […]

On this day in 1990, South African President, Fredrick. W. de Klerk announcesd the unbanning of the African National Congress Party and promised he was going to release Freedom fighter and independence movement leader Nelson Mandela from Prison. President F. W. de Klerk delivered the speech at the opening of the 1990 session of the […]

On this day in 1971, Idi Amin replaced President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda following a Military Coup a week earlier. Idi Amin Dada Oumee was President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979 and his rule gained notoriety for its sheer brutality and oppressiveness. During his years in power, Amin shifted from being a […]

On this day in 2004, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer became the No. 1 ranked men’s singles player, a position he will hold for a record 237 weeks in a stretch. Roger Federer holds the records for both the most total weeks at No. 1 at 310 and most consecutive weeks at No. 1 237. […]

On this day in 1884, The first volume (A to Ant) of the Oxford English Dictionary was published. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the principal historical dictionary of the English language, published by Oxford University Press. It traces the historical development of the English language, providing a comprehensive resource to scholars and academic researchers, […]

On this day in 1942, Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the United States government, began broadcasting with programs aimed at areas controlled by the Axis powers. Voice of America, also known as the VOA is a U.S. government-funded international multimedia Agency which serves as the United States federal government’s […]