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AFRICA – [MALAWI]

1997 – Nov 25, Dr. Kamuzu Banda (99), dictator of Malawi from 1964-1994, died in South Africa. His official birthday was given as May 14, 1906.

1997 – Hastings Kamuzu Banda, PM/President of Malawi (1964-66/66-94), dies

1997 – Dr Kamuzu Banda (99), dictator of Malawi from 1964-1994, died in South Africa (www.dispatch.co.za/1997/11/27/page%2019.htm). His official birthday was given as May

AFRICA – [DRC]

1997 –  It was reported that police in Congo flogged 10 journalists for attending a news conference by politician Z’Ahidi Arthur Ngoma. Ngoma and five supporters were arrested after the conference.

2003 –  In Congo 2 ferries collided in a storm on Mai-Ndombe lake. At least 182 people were killed and more than 100 others were missing.

2004 – Congo Pres. Joseph Kabila suspended 6 cabinet ministers and 10 directors of state-run companies. A parliamentary inquiry alleged they had embezzled government funds.

2006 – Congo’s government and the UN said fighters loyal to warlord Laurent Nkunda attacked army positions in eastern Congo with small arms and heavy weapons. Nkunda controlled thousands of fighters and claimed the loyalty of the 81st and 83rd army brigades, the troops involved in the most recent clashes. Nkunda controlled some 20,000 square miles in North Kivu province.

THE WORLD

2008 –  British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to claim his 5th Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 88 points from Sebastian Vettel; Mercedes 5th straight Constructors title

2014 – Lionel Messi becomes the UEFA Champions League all-time to score

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY’S

1945 – George Webster, American football player

1635 – Francis Willughby, English ornithologist and ichthyology, born in Middleton Hall, in England

FAMOUS FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY 

1991 –  Nikola Maksimović

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF: 

Conservation Day

International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women Day

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