Congo Crisis
The Congo Crisis (French: Crise congolaise) was a period of political upheaval and conflict in the Republic of the Congo (today the Democratic Republic of the Congo) between 1960 and 1965. It bega...
Congo Crisis - Wikipedia
Belgian Congo general election, 1960
General elections were held in the Belgian Congo on 22 May 1960, in order to create a government to rule the country following independence, scheduled for 30 June. The 137-seat Chamber of Representati...
Belgian Congo general election, 1960 - Wikipedia
State of Katanga
Katanga was a breakaway state that proclaimed its independence from the Republic of Congo-Léopoldville on 11 July 1960 under Moise Tshombe, leader of the local CONAKAT (French: Confédération des assoc...
State of Katanga - Wikipedia
South Kasai
South Kasai (French: Sud-Kasaï) was an unrecognised, unilaterally-declared secessionist state within the Republic of the Congo (the modern-day Democratic Republic of the Congo) which was ...
South Kasai - Wikipedia
Simba Rebellion
The Simba Rebellion was a 1964 rebellion in Congo-Léopoldville (the modern Democratic Republic of Congo) which began as a result of alleged abuses by the Congolese central government. It formed part o...
Simba Rebellion - Wikipedia
Kisangani Mutinies
The Kisangani Mutinies, also known as the Stanleyville Mutinies or Mercenaries' Mutinies, were a continuation of the Congo Crisis. The First Kisangani Mutiny was in 1966, the Second was in 1967.
A...
Kisangani Mutinies - Wikipedia
Zaire
Zaire /zɑːˈɪər/, officially the Republic of Zaire (French: République du Zaïre; [za.iʁ]) was the name of a Central African state, now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, betwe...
Zaire - Wikipedia
First Congo War
The First Congo War (1996–1997) was a foreign invasion of Zaire led by Rwanda that replaced a decades-long dictator, Mobutu Sésé Seko with the rebel leader Laurent-Désiré Kabila. Destabilization in ea...
First Congo War - Wikipedia
Albert Kalonji
Albert Kalonji (born June 6, 1929 in Hemptinne) is a Congolese politician best known for leading the short-lived secessionist state of South Kasai during the Congo Crisis. Kalonji, a Luba chief, was a...
Albert Kalonji - Wikipedia
Bob Denard
Colonel Robert "Bob" Denard (April 7, 1929 – October 13, 2007), sometimes known under the aliases Gilbert Bourgeaud and Saïd Mustapha Mahdjoub, was a French soldier and mercenary. He was known f...
Mike Hoare
Thomas Michael Hoare (born 17 March 1919) ("Mad Mike") is an Irish mercenary leader known for military activities in Africa and his failed attempt to conduct a coup d'état in the Seychelles.
Hoar...
Mike Hoare - Wikipedia
Rwandan Genocide
The Rwandan Genocide was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi and moderate Hutu in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority. During the approximate 100-day period from April 7, 1994, to mid-July, an esti...
Rwandan Genocide - Wikipedia
Patrice Lumumba
Patrice Émery Lumumba (2 July 1925 – 17 January 1961) was a Congolese independence leader and the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (now known as the Democratic ...
Patrice Lumumba - Wikipedia
Mobutism
Mobutism, also called Mobutuism, was an official party ideology of the Popular Movement of the Revolution (Mouvement Populaire de la Revolution, MPR) as well as the official state ideology in Zaire (n...
Mobutism - Wikipedia
Dag Hammarskjöld
Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld ([dɑːɡ ˈhamːarɧœld]; 29 July 1905 – 18 September 1961) was a Swedish diplomat, economist, and author. The second Secretary-General of the United Nations, he served f...
Dag Hammarskjöld - Wikipedia
Niemba Ambush
The Niemba Ambush took place on November 8, 1960, when an Irish Army platoon in the Congo was ambushed and decimated by Baluba tribesmen. Ireland had deployed Irish troops as United Nations Operation ...
Jean Schramme
Jean Schramme (March 25, 1929, Bruges, Belgium – December 14, 1988, Rondonópolis, Brazil) was a Belgian mercenary and planter. He managed a vast estate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo until 19...
Émile Janssens
Lieutenant-General Émile Robert Janssens (1902-1989) was a Belgian military officer and colonial official, best known for his command of the Force Publique at the start of the Congo Crisis. He describ...
Mobutu Sese Seko
Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga (/məˈbuːtuː ˈsɛseɪ ˈsɛkoʊ/; born Joseph-Desiré Mobutu; 14 October 1930 – 7 September 1997) was the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (which Mo...
Mobutu Sese Seko - Wikipedia
Joseph Kasa-Vubu
Joseph Kasa-Vubu, alternatively Joseph Kasavubu, (1910 [other sources have 1913, 1915 and 1917] – 24 March 1969) was the first President of the Congo-Léopoldville (1960–65), today the Democratic Repub...
Joseph Kasa-Vubu - Wikipedia
Authenticité (Zaire)
Authenticité, sometimes Zairianisation in English, was an official state ideology of the Mobutu regime that originated in the late 1960s and early 1970s in what was first the Republic of Congo-Léopold...