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This day in Malawi in 2012 Malawi ground to a halt as some 2,000 judicial workers began an indefinite strike over work conditions and higher pay.

This day in Africa in 1973 Rhodesia closes its borders with Zambia to try to cut off Black liberation forces.

This day in Africa in 1996 The National Crime Information Management Centre releases figures confirming South Africa’s designation as the most violent country in the world outside a war zone.

Born on this day in 1815 William Jackson was born in Masham, Yorkshire (died1966) English Composer and organist.

This day in Africa in 1997 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak inaugurates a pumping station designed to send Nile river waters west from Nasser Lake to create a second river valley for Egypt’s growing population.

On this day in the world in 1964 U.S. Force kill six Panamanian students protesting in the canal zone.

Born on this day in 1554 Gregory XV Roman Catholic Pope.

Today is  National and International Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Non-Resident Indian Day) a celebratory day observed on the 9th of January by the Republic of India to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India.

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