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This Day in African History: 28 December

A chronicle of events in African history on this day


1903, 28 December
French Congo is split into Ubangi-Shari, Chad, Gabon, and Middle Congo.

1948, 28 December
Egyptian premier, Mahmoud Fatimy, is assassinated by a member of Al Ikhwan al Muslimun (the Muslim Brotherhood).

1958, 28 December
Patrice Emery Lumumba, head of the Congolese National Movement, declares that "independence is a right, not a privilege."

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