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This Day in African History: 30 December

A chronicle of events in African history on this day


1923, 31 December
The Sahara is traversed by an automobile for the first time.

1980, 31 December
Léopold Sédar Senghor resigns after 20 years as Senegalese president.

1981, 31 December
Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings becomes Africa's first post-independent head of state after overthrowing Frederick Akuffo's government in Ghana.

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