Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 05 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
1925 | Afrikaans is declared an official language in South Africa according to Act 8 of 1925.
1941 | Ethiopians Emperor, Haile Selassie, returns to Addis Ababa and reclaims his throne from the Italians.
2006 | The Sudanese government signed a peace agreement with the Sudan Liberation Army.
2007 | 114 people were killed when Kenya Airways Flight 507 crashed after taking off from the airport of Douala International in Douala, Cameroon.
2020 | Niger received herbal tea that Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina believed had a powerful remedy against coronavirus.
1949 | South African cricketer, Arthur Lennox Ochse (50)
2003 | South African anti-apartheid activist, Walter Sisulu (90)
2014 | Nigerian Governor of Lagos State, Michael Otedola (87)
1964 | South African former long-distance runner, William Bhekizizwe
1985 | South African football player, Tsepo Masilela
1986 | Former Miss South Africa, Bokang Montjane
2019 | Stellenbosch FC was added to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) after finishing first in the National First Division.
2015 | Taylor Swift’s single “Style” was on number one of the best-performing singles in South Africa.
The African continent has 54 countries and one “non-self-governing territory”, Western Sahara.