Moïse Tshombe

Moïse Tshombe
Moïse Tshombe at the Belgo-Congolese Round Table Conference.jpg
Moïse Tshombe seated at the Belgo-Congolese Round Table Conference, January 1960
5th Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
In office
10 July 1964 – 13 October 1965
PresidentJoseph Kasa-Vubu
Preceded byCyrille Adoula
Succeeded byÉvariste Kimba
Personal details
Born10 November 1919
Musumba, Belgian Congo
(Now Congo-Kinshasa)
Died29 June 1969(1969-06-29) (aged 49)
Algiers, Algeria
Political partyCONAKAT

Moïse Kapenda Tshombe (sometimes written Tshombé) (10 November 1919 – 29 June 1969) was a Congolese businessman and politician. He served as the president of the secessionist State of Katanga from 1960 to 1963 and as prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1964 to 1965.

Early life

A member of the Lunda tribes, Tshombe was born near Musumba, Belgian Congo, the son of a successful businessman. He received his education from an American missionary school and later trained as an accountant. In the 1950s, he took over a chain of stores in Katanga Province and became involved in politics.

Other Languages
Ελληνικά: Μωυσής Τσόμπε
español: Moise Tshombe
français: Moïse Tshombe
한국어: 모이스 촘베
Bahasa Indonesia: Moise Tsombe
italiano: Moise Ciombe
ქართული: მოიზ ჩომბე
lingála: Moïse Tshombe
magyar: Moise Csombe
Nederlands: Moïse Tshombe
polski: Moise Czombe
português: Moïse Tshombe
русский: Чомбе, Моиз
Türkçe: Moise Tshombe
українська: Моїз Чомбе