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This Day in African History: 13 November

A chronicle of events in African history on this day


1900, 13 November
British deputy commissioner Jenner is murdered during a native uprising in British Somaliland.

1902, 13 November
British Royal Navy cruisers are sent to Tetouan (Tetuán) to deal with a rebellion.

1942, 13 November - World War II: North Africa
Tubruq (Tobruk), Libya, is recaptured by the Allies.

1950, 13 November
Seretse Khama is asked to renounce his chieftaincy of the Bambngwato tribe, Bechuanaland (Botswana), by the British colonial government, and is offered a pension in return. (Bechuanaland was thrown into turmoil when he married an English woman without the permission of the tribal elders.) He is banned from returning to Bechuanaland by the British when he refuses. (The ban lasts until 1956 when he and his uncle Tshekedi Khama renounced all royal claims).

1954, 13 November
Colonel Nasser assumes power in Egypt - he replaces the ousted President Neguib.

1961, 13 November
Ben Bella is moved to a French hospital after 11 days of hunger strike in Algiers.

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