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Oliver Tambo

Anti-Apartheid Politician and Revolutionary Oliver Tambo

Full Name: Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo
Profession: Anti-Apartheid Politician and Revolutionary

South Africa
South African

Biography: Co-founder and President of the African National Congress (ANC).

Born: October 27, 1917
Birthplace: Nkantolo, Bizana, Eastern Pondoland (now the Eastern Cape), South Africa

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: April 24, 1993 (aged 75)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Historical Events

  • 1986-06-24 In Britain, Foreign Office Minister Lynda Chalker, meets Oliver Tambo, president of the African National Congress to discuss means of ending Apartheid without violence
  • 1987-01-28 US Foreign minister George P. Shultz meets African National Congress leader Oliver Tambo

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