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This Day in African History: 27 January

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1952, 27 January
Prime Minister Mustafa Nahhas is removed by King Farouk for failing to keep the peace. He is replaced by Ali Mahir.

1980, 27 January
Robert Gabriel Mugabe returns to Rhodesia, after a five year exile, in preparation for the first elections in a soon to be independent Zimbabwe.

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