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This Day in African History: 18 January

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1953, 18 January
Sir Evelyn Baring, Governor of Kenya, imposes a death penalty for all those who organise the taking of the Mau Mau oath.

1979, 18 January
Troops in the Central African Republic suppress a youth led riot against the imposition of school uniforms.

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