Patrice Lumumba

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Statue of Lumumba in Kinshasa.

Patrice Lumumba (1925-1961) was the first prime minister of the Republic of the Congo (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1960. Lumumba helped bring independence to Congo. He was assassinated in 1961.


  • No one is perfect in this imperfect world.
    • Congo, My Country
  • A minimum of comfort is necessary for the practice of virtue.
    • Congo, My Country

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