[Today in History] August 8th


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


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

[Today in History] June 14th


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