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This Day in African History: 23 December

A chronicle of events in African history on this day

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1961, 23 December
Moïse Kapenda Tshombe leads the Congo province of Katanga into secession.

1962, 23 December
President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, a leading exponent of Pan-Africanism, orders the release of the last of his political prisoners, previously detained under the Preventive Detention Act of 1958.

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