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North Africa
North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, linked by the Sahara to Sub-Saharan Africa. Geopolitically, the United Nations definition of Northern Africa includes eight countries or territories; Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, and Western Sahara...
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180
7.17.180
Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians. This is the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world.
439
10.19.439
The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa.
533
9.13.533
General Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimium, near Carthage, North Africa.
1881
5.12.1881
In North Africa, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate.
1942
11.10.1942
World War II: Germany invades Vichy France following French Admiral François Darlan's agreement to an armistice with the Allies in North Africa.
1943
5.13.1943
World War II: German Afrika Korps and Italian troops in North Africa surrender to Allied forces.