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1914 – Battle of El Herri

13 November

The Battle of El Herri was fought between France and the Berber Zaian Confederation on this day in 1914. It took place at the small settlement of El Herri, near Khénifra in the French protectorate in Morocco. Continue reading “1914 – Battle of El Herri”

1961 – Thirteen Italian UN peacekeepers are massacred during the Kindu atrocity in Congo

11 November

The Kindu massacre, took place on this day in 1961 in Kindu Port-Émpain, in the Belgian Congo where thirteen Italian airmen, members of the United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC), were murdered. Continue reading “1961 – Thirteen Italian UN peacekeepers are massacred during the Kindu atrocity in Congo”

1898 – France withdraws its troops from Fashoda

3 November

The Fashoda Incident was the climax of imperial territorial disputes between Britain and France in Eastern Africa, occurring in 1898. Continue reading “1898 – France withdraws its troops from Fashoda”

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