Moise Tshombe

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Birthday
10, 1919
Birthplace
Musumba, DR Congo
Death Date
Jun 29, 1969 (49)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
10, 1919
Birthplace
Musumba, DR Congo
Death Date
Jun 29, 1969 (49)

About

Congolese politician who co-founded the CONAKAT party, which ran under a banner of an independent, federal Congo, in the 1950's. In 1967 his jet was hijacked and he was taken to an Algerian jail where he later died.

Before Fame

He went to an American missionary school before later studying to become an accountant.

Trivia

He was elected president of Katanga in 1960 and stayed in power until 1963, when UN forces succeeded in capturing Katanga, and drove him into exile.

Family Life

His father was a successful Congolese businessman.

Associated With

He was a Congolese politician much like Etienne Tshisekedi.