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Joseph Kasa-Vubu, alternatively Joseph Kasavubu, (c. 1915 – 24 March 1969) was a Congolese politician who served as the first President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Republic of the Congo) from 1960 until 1965.
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- I proclaim in the name of the nation the birth of the Republic of the Congo!
- Lumumba Assails Colonialism as Congo Is Freed Josph Kasa-Vubu in his Speech at the Ceremony of the Proclamation of the Congo's Independence in Leopoldville on June 30, 1960.
- I wanted to study the enemy on his home grounds.
- The new leaders of Africa Rolf Italiaander, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall 1690, p 147. Kasa-Vubu explains why in 1942 Leopoldville, he became a clerk at the Belgian financial administration.
- Congolese of all provinces and races, we are bringing you independance... This independance has been won by a united front of all Congolese delegates.
- The new leaders of Africa Rolf Italiaander, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall 1690, p 155. Joseph Kasa-Vubu at the round table conference in Brussels.
- Belgium then had the wisdom not to oppose the current of history, and-a deed without precedent in the story of peaceful decolonisation-she let our country pass directly from foreign domination to full independence.
Quotes about Joseph Kasa-Vubu
- Kimbangu wanted to be the saviour and the redeemer of the Negro race, as Mozes, Jezus, Mohammed and Buddha were for the other races, it would seem that the same idea has occured to Kassavubu.
- The new leaders of Africa Rolf Italiaander, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall 1690, p 150.