Thursday, 29 September 2016

1960-1964 Congo in Crisis: The Rise and Fall of Katangan Secession

Congo in Crisis: The Rise and Fall of Katangan Secession: When the Republic of the Congo (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) became independent from Belgium in June 1960, the new country immediately descended into a political chaos known as the “Congo Crisis.” The arbitrary boundaries drawn by Colonial powers combined with leftover racial tensions and general uncertainty led to violence along racial lines …