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This Day in African History: 7 January

A chronicle of events in African history on this day

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1941, 7 January - World War II: North Africa
British troops capture Torbruk airport.

1943, 7 January - World War II: North Africa
Oum-el-Araneb, the main Axis base in south Libya, is captured by General Philippe Leclerc's Free French troops.

1987, 7 January
The British army suggests that 600 troops returning from tour in Kenya should take an AIDS test.

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