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This Day in African History: 4 November

A chronicle of events in African history on this day

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1940, 4 November - World War II: North Africa
Tangier, North Africa, is annexed by Spain.

1941, 4 November - World War II
Five Vishy French ships are captured by South African forces before they can be scuttled by their crew.

1942, 4 November - World War II: North Africa
Rommel is reported to be in full retreat from El Alamein. (7000 Axis prisoners and 300 tanks have been taken by British and Commonwealth forces).

1955, 4 November
Emperor Haile Selassie, celebrating his silver jubilee, introduces a more liberal constitution in Ethiopia.

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