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This Day in African History: 5 February

A chronicle of events in African history on this day

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1956, 5 February
Nine Mau Mau prisoners, serving life sentences, escape from Mageta Island, Lake Victoria.

1964, 5 February
In protest against anti-US campaigns in Ghana, the US recalls its ambassador.

1977, 5 February
The Frente de Libertação de Moçambique, FRELIMO (Front for the Liberation of Mozambique), announces its plans to turn Mozambique into a Marxist state.

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