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Today in History: Ethiopia’s Last Emperor Haile Selassie Overthrown in a Military Coup

  #TodayInHistory 12.09.1974 Ethiopia’s last Emperor Haile Selassie overthrown in a military coup bringing his more than 50-year reign to an end. Haile Selassie was crowned in 1930, inheriting the throne from a long line of regents. According to tradition, he was the 111th ruler descended from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Credit: CGTN AFRICA

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Today In History: Jomo Kenyatta returns to Kenya from exile

#TodayInHistory September 10, 1961: Jomo Kenyatta returns to Kenya from exile, during which he had been elected president of the Kenya African National Union. Kenyatta was exiled by the British, who had colonised the indigenous tribes of Kenya. Colonial authorities released Kenyatta after nearly nine years of imprisonment and detention. Kenya achieved independence two years later, and Kenyatta became the first prime minister of the country. Credit: CGTN AFRICA, Discovery Magazine

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FACT: AFRICA WAS ONCE JOINED TO OTHER CONTINENTS

One interesting fact about Africa that is truly amazing is that long before humans were around (the early Mesozoic Era), Africa was joined to the other continents in a massive continent called Pangaea. Over millions of years this huge continent broke apart shaping the world landscape as we know it today in what has been referred to the continental drift. This was at first a speculation and was first put proposed by Abraham Ortelius in 1596. Later on, the concept was independently (and more fully) developed in 1912 by Alfred…

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Julius Nyerere: A shrewd Politician that defied all odds and excelled

Julius Kambarage Nyerere, known as Mwalimu (teacher) was a shrewd politician, which is way more than can be said for most these days. Born to a chief in a small village, he had to walk 26 miles to get to school but he defied odds and excelled. He went to Tabora Government Secondary School and again, against every odd excelled. Nyerere became the first Tanzanian to study at a British university, the University of Edinburgh. At this point, he was already playing around with socialist ideas and on his return…

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