On This Day: What happened on 11 June?

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 11 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1973 | Nigeria acquired 35% participation in the Shell-BP concession.

1977 | Stellenbosch University announced that it will accept non-White students (Black, Coloured and Asian) to study all post-graduate degrees and undergraduate courses.

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1981 | The South Africa government and Lesotho government formed a consultative committee to settle issues arising at their common border.

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1988 | Various artists staged a concert at Wembley Stadium, London to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela’s forthcoming 70th birthday (18 July).

2017 | Jailbreak – militants attacked a prison in DCR, killing 11 people and freeing 900 prisoners.

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DEATHS

1991 | South African composer, Cromwell Everson (65) 

2014 | South African former Chief Executive Officer of Business Connexion Group, Leetile Benjamin Mophatlane (41)

2018 | Zambian Minister of Gender, Victoria Kalima (45)

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2020 | Gabonese former Prime Minister, Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet (59)

BIRTHDAYS

1932 | South African-American actor, director, and playwright, Athol Fugard 

1979 | Moroccan-Dutch football player, Ali Boussaboun 

1982 | South African high jumper, Jacques Freitag 

1993 | South African rugby player, Kwagga Smith

SPORT

2010 | The first FIFA World Cup in Africa begins in South Africa.

2010 | Namibia defeated Romania 21-17 at the International Rugby Board (IRB) Nations Cup in Bucharest.

ENTERTAINMENT

2019 | Animated film ‘Toy Story 4’ with the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen is released.

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AFRICA FACT

Egypt is the most popular tourist destination in Africa. It receives over 10 million visitors every year.

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