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This Day in African History: 16 February

A chronicle of events in African history on this day


1941, 16 February
Remaining Italian forces are expelled from the Sudan.

1977, 16 February
The Most Reverend Janani Luwum, Anglican archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Boga-Zaïre, is killed whilst under arrest for sedition and arms smuggling. Although the official cause of death was given as a car crash, it was revealed that Luwum and two prominent government officials were killed on the orders of Field Marshal Idi Amin Dada, Ugandan head of state.

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