Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba was born in 1925 in the Belgian Congo in the village of Onalua, which is in Kasai Province. He was a member of the Batetela ethnic group. After attending a Protestant school, he started writing essays for Congolese journals. He then began to work in a post office, while continuing to write for the press. In 1955 he became a leader of a Congolese labor union. In 1958 he launched the Congolese National Movement MNC and attended the first All-African peoples conference, where he met nationalists from all over Africa. In 1960, he became the first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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