1904, 11 August
Herero people are massacred by German forces under the command of General von Trotha near the Waterberg plateau.
1912, 11 August
Sultan Mulai Hafid of Morocco abdicates under pressure or internal dissent.
1940, 11 August - World War II: North Africa
A week before Mussolini orders General Rodolfo Graziani to invade Egypt from Libya, the British RAF raids airfields and Italian military bases.
1957, 11 August
Mohammed V ibn Yusuf declares himself King, abandoning the traditional title of Sultan.
1960, 11 August
Chad, formally known as Tchad and the first of the four territories which had formed French Equatorial Africa, achieves independence with François Tombalbaye as president.
1982, 11 August
The South African government has released details of a South African Defence Force, SADF, raid into Southern Angola. Between two and three hundred South West African People's Organisation, SWAPO, fighters are believed killed, with upwards of another hundred injured at a forward base in the Cambeno Valley. A significant amount of matériel was also captured and destroyed, including rations originally obtained from the UN High Commission for Refugees.