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This Day in African History: 20 January

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1939, 20 January
King Farouk is declared the spiritual leader, or Caliph, of Islam.

1994, 20 January
Death of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenyan independence leader and key opposition figure to President Daniel Moi's regime.

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