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This Day in African History: 6 January

A chronicle of events in African history on this day

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1942, 6 January - World War II: North Africa
As the British advance reaches Mersa Brega and El Agheila in the Western Desert, Rommel takes delivery of 55 new tanks.

1960, 6 January
British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan begins his "winds of change" tour of Africa in Ghana.

1995, 6 January
Joe Slovo, head of the South African Communist party, dies of leukaemia at the age of 68.

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