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This Day in African History: 5 December

A chronicle of events in African history on this day

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1911, 5 December
Turks defeated by Italian forces at Tripoli.

1924, 5 December
Birth of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, leader of South Africa's Pan Africanist Congress, PAC.

1992, 5 December
Aid agencies are stripped by gunmen in Somalia on eve of US troop arrival.

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