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This Day in African History: 14 November

A chronicle of events in African history on this day


1914, 14 November
Field Marshall Earl Roberts of Khartoum dies at the age of 82. (Born 9/30/1832.)

1952, 14 November
34 Schools run for the Kikuyu tribe are closed as punishment for suspected involvement in the continuing Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya.

1961, 14 November
Katangan President Moise Tshombe and Congo President Joseph Kasavubu are accused in a UN report of conspiracy to murder ex-premier Patrice Lumumba (who died while "escaping" on Feb. 13, 1961).

1969, 14 November
Colonel Gaddafi nationalizes all foreign banks in Libya.

1977, 14 November
Police in South Africa now admit to keeping Steve Biko shackled and naked for two days, but still dismiss allegations of assault.

1991, 14 November
Two Libyans are named as Lockerbie bombers.

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