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This Day in African History: 23 December

A chronicle of events in African history on this day


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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