Politician and kidnapping victim. President of the secessionist republic of Katanga when Congo became independent of Belgium (1960). Defeated after a bloody civil war, with UN intervention (1963). Returned as President of the Congo 1964, ousted by military coup 1965. Went into exile. Kidnapped 1967. Died in Algeria in 1969.
Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
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Record added: Apr 02, 1999
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