1. Education

This Day in African History: 16 December

A chronicle of events in African history on this day

By

1900, 16 December
A secret exchange of letters between the leaders of France and Italy commits both countries to respect each others rights in North Africa. Italy is to have Libya while France gets Morocco.

1956, 16 December
UN troops occupy Port Said, Suez Canal Zone, following the abortive Tripartite Invasion.

1963, 16 December
A general amnesty is announced for Mau Mau forest fighters in Kenya.

<Previous Day> <December> <Next Day>
This Day in African History
  1. About.com
  2. Education
  3. African History
  4. Timelines
  5. This Day in African History
  6. December
  7. This Day in African History: December 16

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.