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This Day in African History: 3 January

A chronicle of events in African history on this day

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1935, 3 January
Ethiopia asks League of Nations to guarantee peace with Italy.

1941, 3 January - World War II: North Africa
5,000 Prisoners are taken by Australian troops during a major assault on Italian forces at Bardia.

1971, 3 January
Cave paintings, dated to 6,000 BC, are discovered in the Uweinat Mountains, Egypt.

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