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Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba as the Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville), 1960
Personal data
Date of birth2 July 1925
Place of birthOnalua, Katakokombe, Belgian Congo
Date of death17 January 1961(age 35)
Place of deathElisabethville, Katanga
Political partyMNC
1st Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
In office24 June 1960 - 14 September 1960
DeputyAntoine Gizenga
Succeeded byJoseph Ileo
Preceded byColonial government

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Patrice Émery Lumumba (2 July 1925 � 17 January 1961) was a Congolese independence leader and the first legally elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo after he helped win its independence from Belgium in June 1960. Only ten weeks later, Lumumba's government was deposed in a coup during the Congo Crisis. He was subsequently imprisoned and murdered in circumstances suggesting the support and complicity of the governments of Belgium and the United States.

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New evidence shows US role in Patrice Lumumba's death - Mmegi Online Tweet this news
Mmegi Online--Fifty years ago, the former Belgian Congo received its independence under the democratically elected government of former prime minister -Patrice Lumumba-. ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 14:50:45 GMT+00:00
Of course I blame whites, well sort of - Thought Leader Tweet this news
Thought Leader---Patrice Lumumba- of the Congo (later to become Zaire) was swiftly eliminated and replaced by corrupt dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, who was to serve the ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 09:53:46 GMT+00:00
The Decline Of The Conscious MC: Can It Be Stopped? - AllHipHop Tweet this news
AllHipHop--They shout out influential leaders and revolutionary icons like Che Guevara, -Patrice Lumumba-, Brother Malcolm X, Minister Farrakhan, and Fidel Castro; ... - Date : Tue, 03 Aug 2010 21:34:51 GMT+00:00
Congo Marks 50 Years Of Being 'Free' - NPR Tweet this news
NPR--MARTIN: Now, 50 years ago, on June 30th, the first prime minister of the Congo, -Patrice Lumumba-, gave his famous independence day speech. ... - Date : Mon, 05 Jul 2010 16:01:14 GMT+00:00
In praise of… Patrice Lumumba - The Guardian Tweet this news
The Guardian--"Much that is incredible, extravagant, ambiguous and unjust has been written about -Patrice Lumumba-", his friend Thomas Kanza once noted. He was right. ... - Date : Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:05:58 GMT+00:00
Colonial legacy - BBC News Tweet this news
BBC News--There was much fanfare and celebration as the country was steered on a new path by Prime Minister -Patrice Lumumba- and Joseph Kasavubu, who was elected the ... - Date : Fri, 02 Jul 2010 19:05:31 GMT+00:00
From the archive, 1 July 1960: Congo festivities marred - The Guardian Tweet this news
The Guardian--At the ceremony in the Parliament Building when the new republic was formally proclaimed the Prime Minister, -Patrice Lumumba-, made such a pugnacious speech ... - Date : Thu, 01 Jul 2010 15:47:32 GMT+00:00
Merkel's narrow victory - The Periscope Post Tweet this news
The Periscope Post--As Congo celebrates 50 years of independence, The Guardian looked back on the brief reign - and bloody demise - of its first Prime Minister, -Patrice Lumumba- ... - Date : Thu, 01 Jul 2010 09:44:34 GMT+00:00
There are wells even in the desert, thankfully - Ceylon Daily News Tweet this news
Ceylon Daily News--This was -Patrice Lumumba-, first Prime Minister of the Congo (Zaire). Independence Day. He outlined eloquently the struggle, the sacrifice and the challenges ... - Date : Wed, 30 Jun 2010 19:41:15 GMT+00:00
Jeremy Gordin on SA's Obession with the Vuvuzela - BOOK Southern Africa (blog) Tweet this news
BOOK Southern Africa (blog)---...- bearing a remarkable resemblance to an “older” -Patrice Lumumba-, and weighing about the same amount (as Groundhog - not -Lumumba-). -Lumumba's- corner person ... - Date : Fri, 18 Jun 2010 07:58:35 GMT+00:00

Preceded by
Position created on independence from Belgium
Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
24 June 1960 - 5 September 1960
Succeeded by
Joseph Ileo

Prime Ministers of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (List)

1st Republic (1960-1965)Patrice Lumumba * Joseph Iléo * Albert Ndele * Justin Marie Bomboko * Gizenga (rebel) * Cyrille Adoula * Moise Tshombe * Évariste Kimba
Under Mobutu (1965-1997)Léonard Mulamba * Mpinga Kasenda * Bo-Boliko Lokonga Mihambo * Jean Nguza Karl-i-Bond * Joseph Untube N'singa Udjuu * Kengo Wa Dondo * Mabi Mulumba * Sambwa Pida Nbagui * Lunda Bululu * Mulumba Lukoji * Étienne Tshisekedi * Bernardin Mungul Diaka * Faustin Birindwa * Kengo Wa Dondo * Likulia Bolongo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
(since 1997)
Antoine Gizenga * Adolphe Muzito


Proponents Politicians: Nnamdi Azikiwe * Amílcar Cabral * Muammar al-Gaddafi * Marcus Garvey * David Comissiong * Kenneth Kaunda * Jomo Kenyatta * Patrice Lumumba * Thabo Mbeki * Abdias do Nascimento * Kwame Nkrumah * Julius Nyerere * John Nyathi Pokela * Haile Selassie * Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe * Ahmed Sékou Touré * I.T.A. Wallace-Johnson
Others: Molefi Kete Asante * Steve Biko * Edward Wilmot Blyden * John Henrik Clarke * Cheikh Anta Diop * W. E. B. Du Bois * Frantz Fanon * John G. Jackson * Yosef Ben-Jochannan * Maulana Karenga * Fela Kuti * Bob Marley * Malcolm X * Zephania Mothopeng * George Padmore * Motsoko Pheko * Runoko Rashidi * Walter Rodney * Burning Spear * Henry Sylvester-Williams * Stokely Carmichael * Omali Yeshitela
ConceptsUnited States of Africa * Afrocentrism * Kwanzaa * Pan-African colours * Pan-African flag * Négritude * African nationalism * African socialism * African Century * Africanization * Kawaida * Ujamaa * Harambee * Ubuntu * Zikism * Black nationalism
OrganizationsAfrican Union * Organization of African Unity * Uhuru Movement * UNIA-ACL * African Unification Front * International African Service Bureau

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