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This Day in African History: 11 January

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1904, 11 January
1,000 dervishes are massacred by British troops in Somaliland.

1955, 11 January
The six-week old state of emergency, imposed after the exile of King Mutese II, ends.

1970, 11 January
As Nigerian federal troops launch a final assault on Biafran rebels, the last Biafran airstrip is reported to be out of action.

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