1992 – “La marche pacifique des chrétiens” (The pacific march of the Christians), dozens of thousands of people requesting the National Conference to resume, is repressed in blood. The government sends the army and dozens of people are killed.
1970 – Nationalists disrupt UN session on Congo
1978 – Zaire revises constitution
1651 – Flemish missionary Joris van Geel departs to Congo
2014 – Jean Baptiste Emeneya Mubiala Kwamambu aka King Kester Emeneya dies at age 57 in Paris, France
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s veteran opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, has died in Brussels aged 84, his party said on Wednesday. Tshisekedi stood up to Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled the country then known as Zaire, for more than three decades before Mobutu was overthrown by Rwanda, Uganda and other […]
via Congo’s main opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, dies at 84 — The Crusader Journal
Kinshasa, DR Congo On the evening of Feb. 1, Etienne Tshisekedi died in hospital in Brussels, leaving behind a gaping hole in the façade of the Congolese opposition. Tshisekedi’s passing has opened vacancies for the presidencies of both the Democratic Republic of Congo’s largest and oldest opposition party and the Rassemblement, a political coalition united around […]
via DR Congo’s path to peaceful democratic transition just got narrower — Quartz
Longtime opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has died in Brussels, after traveling there last week for a medical check-up. In Kinshasha, police used tear gas on his supporters who had gathered to mourn their hero. Tshisekedi was a crusading voice for political pluralism and democracy in Congo, whose politics since independence in 1960 from Belgium has […]
via Congo-Kinshasa: Opposition Leader Tshisekedi Dies At 84 — The New Day
Congo is qualified for 2nd round!