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This Day in African History: 17 December

A chronicle of events in African history on this day

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1947, 17 December
The leaders of the seven Arab League States call for an armed over Palestine.

1960, 17 December
Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Ethiopia after being ousted by his son.

1993, 17 December
American troops are pulled out of Somalia following a series of gun battles with Somali troops under the command of General Mohammed Farah Aidid.

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