Pà Kongo|About Congo, Today In History

[Today in History] February 7th

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CONGO

2016 – DRCongo wins Chan 2016 defeating Mali 3-0. It’s the second time they win this championship, the first occurence being 2009

Pà Kongo|About Congo, Today In History

[Today in History] January 30th

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CONGO

2016 – DRC beats Rwanda 2-1 in extra time, in a very political soccer game during the ChAN quarter finals.

Kale/Today In History, Pà Kàsaayì|About Kasayi, Pà Kongo|About Congo, Today In History

[Today in History] April 3rd

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CONGO

2007 – Over 20 illegal miners die in the collapsing of Miba Mine in Mbuji-Mayi.

BIRTHDAYS

1978 – Serge Movili Mazami aka Celeo Scram, singer songwriter, is born in Kinshasa

Kale/Today In History, Pà Kàsaayì|About Kasayi, Pà Kongo|About Congo, Today In History

[Today in History] December 31st

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1962 – United Nations forces State of Katanga to cease fire, surrender and re-intergrate the Republic of Congo

BIRTHDAYS

1985 – Mulota Patou Kabangu, football player, is born in Mbuji-Mayi, Kasayi

Kale/Today In History, Pà Kàsaayì|About Kasayi, Pà Kongo|About Congo, Today In History

[Today in History] December 14th

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1882 – Henry Morton Stanley returns to Brussels from the Congo

BIRTHDAYS

1932 – Étienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, politician and former prime minister, is born in Kananga, West Kasaï Province

Kale/Today In History, Pà Kàsaayì|About Kasayi, Pà Kongo|About Congo, Today In History

[Today in History] August 8th

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1880 – First catholic missionary school is founded in Boma
1960 – South Kasaï secedes from the Congo.

BIRTHDAYS

1958 – Denis Mukengere Mukwege, 2013 Nobel Price Nominee, is born in Bukavu, South-Kivu.
1994 – Chancel Mbemba Mangulu, football player, is born in Congo

Kale/Today In History, Pà Kàsaayì|About Kasayi, Pà Kongo|About Congo, Today In History

[Today in History] June 25th

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CONGO

1991 – On his supposedly 25th birthday, Dikembe Mutombo is drafted on the 4th round by the NBA Denver Nuggets
2015 – Emmanuel Mudiayi is drafted on the 7th round by the NBA Denver Nuggets.

BIRTHDAYS

1966 – Jean-Jacques Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba wa Mutombo, former NBA player, is born in Kinshasa. There is a doubt about his birth year though.

Kale/Today In History, Pà Kàsaayì|About Kasayi, Pà Kongo|About Congo, Today In History

[Today in History] June 14th

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1960 – South Kasaï (from Bakwanga to Mwene-Ditu) officially declares its independence from Belgium, weeks before the independence of Congo.

Pà Kàsaayì|About Kasayi, Today In History

[Today in History] June 1st

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BIRTHDAYS

1982 – Ngalula Mbuyi aka Junior, football player, is born in Kinshasa

DEATHS

1966 – Évariste Kimba Mutombo, Prime Minister of Congo and opposant to Mobutu, is executed in Kinshasa