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This Day in African History: 16 February

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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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