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11/07/1960 The State of Katanga breaks away from DR Congo

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Congo Crisis - In a Nutshell (under 3min)

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The Congo Crisis 1960-4 IB DP History

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Swedish UN troops during Congo Crisis

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Congo Crisis (1960)

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KATANGA - CONFLICT AND CONFUSION

The country’s richest province, Katanga, had declared itself independent as the State of Katanga, with Élisabethville as its capital under the leadership of Moise Tshombe. The Congo was plunged into a civil conflict that soon turned into a political and constitutional crisis.
    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • Beginning of the crisis 

    • Political disintegration 

    • Kwilu and Simba rebellions 

    • Second Mobutu coup d'état 

    • Aftermath and legacy 

    • International importance 

    • Notes and references