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This Day in African History: 9 February

A chronicle of events in African history on this day

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1916, 9 February
General Jan Christian Smuts is appointed commander of UK and South African troops in the East African campaign of World War I.

1927, 9 February
Spain and France begin talks on their respective 'sphere of influence' in Morocco.

1992, 9 February
After two days of fighting between Islamic fundamentalists and security forces in Algeria, a state of emergency is declared.

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