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This Day in African History: 10 January

A chronicle of events in African history on this day

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1960, 10 January
Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser lays the foundation stone of the Aswan High Dam, Egypt.

1965, 10 January
Sirr al-Khatim al-Khalifa, the Sudanese prime minister, admits to providing aid to Congolese rebels.

1975, 10 January
Ugandan diplomat Bernadette Olowo is the first female ambassador to the Vatican.

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