This week in African history 24th – 28th November

  • 1971, 24 November
    Agreement signed between Britain and Rhodesia to give Blacks greater political rights – which eventually lead to majority rule.

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  • 1990, 25 November
    President Felix Houphouët-Boigny remains in power after Côte d’Ivoire’s first multi-party elections.
  • 1992, 26 November
    South African President Frederik de Klerk announces that full multi-racial elections will be held in April 1994.
  • 1960, 27 November
    Felix Houphouët-Boigny elected as president of newly independent Côte d’Ivoire.
  • 1960, 28 November
    Mauritania achieves independence from France.
  • 1956, 29 November
    Tripartite Invasion of the Suez Canal Zone is officially ended under pressure from the UN.