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This Day in African History: 14 January

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1986, 14 January
Britain and US are asked for help by Lesotho in breaking South Africa's border blockade.

1991, 14 January
The deputy leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) is assassinated in Tunis by a bodyguard (possibly on the instructions of Abu Nidal).

1993, 14 January
Five women are stoned to death in Somalia for adultery.

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