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This Day in African History: 26 February

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1908, 26 February
King Leopold II is paid £5 million in exchange for the Congo Free State, now renamed the Belgian Congo.

1941, 26 February
The Italian held capital of Somaliland, Mogadishu, is captured by British forces.

1961, 26 February
Mohammed V, King of Morocco dies, he is succeeded by his son King Hassan II.

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