What’s Happening Today?
World Africa Day. Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organization of African Unity on May 25, 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent and around the world. The OAU had its name changed to the African Union after the disbandment of the former at the turn of the Millenium.
Liberation Day (Lebanon). This day commemorates the end of the South Lebanese conflict in 2000 when the Israeli army withdrew from territory in South Lebanon. The withdrawal was largely because of the group Hezbollah and growing opposition within Israel.
What Happened Today?
1. In 1984, Uganda government troops killed 90 civilians in Namugongo. The civilians were suspected of aiding the National Resistance Army (NRA) rebels led by Yoweri Museveni. The government of Milton Obote had been criticized for turning on civilians in their vain search for rebel leader Museveni, who led the first successful guerrilla war in Africa when he ousted the then Uganda government in 1986.
2. In 1963, the Organization of African Unity (OAU) was formed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with 32 signatory governments. It was disbanded in 2002 by its last chairperson, South African President Thabo Mbeki, and replaced by the African Union.
3. In 2011, Oprah Winfrey aired her last show, ending her 25-year run of the Oprah Winfrey Show. It is one of the highest-rated daytime talk shows in American Television History, and many of its themes have penetrated into the American pop-culture consciousness. It received 47 daytime Emmy Awards before Oprah stopped submitting it for consideration in 2000.
1. Rehema Nanfuka makes 35 years. She is a Ugandan film, theatre, and television actress, director, and filmmaker known for her roles in Imani, Veronica's Wish, Imbabazi, Haunted Souls, The Road We Travel, Queen of Katwe, among others.
2. Roman Reigns is 35 years old today. Reigns is an American professional wrestler.
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