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This Day in African History: 15 July

A chronicle of events in African history on this day

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1960, 15 July
UN troops arrive to help deal with the political crisis following Moïse-Kapenda Tshombé's delcaration of independence for Katanga province on 11 July. Meanwhile the province of South Kasai also declares independence, calling itself the Federal State of South Kasai, with Joseph Ngalula as head of parliament.

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