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This Day in African History: 5 January

A chronicle of events in African history on this day

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1941, 5 January - World War II: North Africa
Bardia, Libya, falls to a British assault - 25,000 Italian troops, including 6 generals, are captured.

1995, 5 January
Mass celebration in the streets of Lilongwe, Malawi, following the arrest of former president Hastings Kamuzu Banda.

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