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This Day in African History: 6 December

A chronicle of events in African history on this day


1935, 6 December
Dessye palace, Ethiopia, is destroyed by Italian air raid.

1977, 6 December
Zambian president Kenneth David Kaunda refuses to take part in UK-US discussions on majority rule in Rhodesia.

1977, 6 December
Bophuthatswana, which is made up from six separate regions, is granted independence by South Africa - the second of the Bantustans to achieve this. Lucas Mangope is elected as its first president.

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