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Lumumba, Patrice Emergy(Encyclopedia)Lumumba, Patrice Emergy ptrs´ mârzh´ loomoom´bä [key], 1925–61, prime minister (1960) of the Republic of the Congo (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). A member of the Batate...
Orientale(Encyclopedia)Orientale ôräNtäl´ [key], formerly Haut-Zaïret-zär´ [key], former province, c.204,000 sq mi (528,360 sq km), N Congo (Kinshasa). Kisangani was the capital. Orientale bordered the Central ...
Kasavubu, Joseph(Encyclopedia)Kasavubu, Joseph ksvoo´boo, kä´s– [key], 1917?–1969, African political leader, president of the Republic of the Congo (1960–65, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). He studi...
Kisangani(Encyclopedia)Kisangani ksangä´n [key], formerly Stanleyville, city (1996 est. pop. 500,000), capital of Tshopo prov., N central Congo (Kinshasa), a port on the Congo River. The city is the terminus of steame...
Kabila, Laurent-Désiré(Encyclopedia)Kabila, Laurent-Désiré lôräN´-dzr´ käb´lä [key], 1939–2001, Congolese political and rebel leader. He studied at universities in France and Tanzania. returning home in 1960. He suppo...
Tshombe, Moise Kapenda(Encyclopedia)Tshombe, Moise Kapenda mô-s´ kpn´dä chm´b [key], 1919–69, political leader in Congo (Kinshasa). He was related to the royal family of the Lunda people and received his education at mi...
Talon, Patrice Guillaume Athanase(Encyclopedia)Talon, Patrice Guillaume Athanase, 1958–, Beninois businessman and political leader, president of Benin (2016–), b. Abomey. A successful businessman, he made his fortune in the cotton industry. He...
Mobutu Sese Seko(Encyclopedia)Mobutu Sese Seko mboo´t s´s s´k [key], 1930–97, president of Zaïre (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Born Joseph Désiré Mobutu, he returned from study in Brussels to th...
MacMahon, Marie Edmé Patrice de(Encyclopedia)MacMahon, Marie Edmé Patrice de mär´ dm´ pätrs´ d mäkmäN´ [key], 1808–93, president of the French republic (1873–79), marshal of France. MacMahon, of Irish descent, fought in ...
Katanga(Encyclopedia)Katanga kätng´g, k– [key], former province, c.200,000 sq mi (518,000 sq km), SE Congo (Kinshasa); called Shaba from 1971 to 1997. Katanga bordered Angola on the southwest, Zambia on the sout...
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