Federal Republic of Kongo

Babaye, Baboma, Babunda, Babwende, Badia, Badinga, Baholo, Bahuana, Bakongo, Bakuti, Bakwese, Balesa, Balua, Bambala, Bambata, Bamfumungu, Bangoli, Bapende, Basakata, Basengele, Basuku, Basundo, Bateke, Batitu, Bawaka, Bawumbu, Bayaka, Bayenzi, Bokala, Bolia, Booli, Ekonda, Imoma, Ipanga, Kakongo, Kundu, Mayumbe, Tumba, Yaelima

In June 1959 the Abako leaders sent the Belgian Minister a detailed plan for an independent Central Kongo Republic, which would include the Ba-kongo districts of Bas-Kongo and Cataractes, Kwilu and Kwango. The Republic of Central Kongo would be declared independent on 1st of January 1960 whether the Belgians agreed or not. Abako established close links with the Parti Solidaire Africain (PSA), which regrouped the Kwango and Kivu tribes and had a strong branch in Leopoldville. The President General of the PSA was Antoine Gizenga and the provincial president was Cleophas Kamitatu.

Mpumbu, Kinshasa formerly Léopoldville

1 Oct 1933 The western districts of Congo-Kasaï-Bas-Congo (former Bas-and Haut-Congo), Kwango and Léopoldville (the town) - and the major part of Lac Léopold II (taken from Équateur) - become the new province of Léopoldville/Leopoldstad province created in Belgian Congo.
1 Jul 1960 Autonomous province of Congo republic
14 Aug 1962 Province divided into four new provinces: Congo Central, Kwango, Kwilu, Mai-Ndombe
25 Apr 1966 Kwango, Kwilu, and Mai-Ndombe united in the new province of Bandundu; Léopoldville city separated from Congo Central.

Commissioner
1933 - 1941 Albert Émile Beauffort

Governors
1941 - 1943 Albert Emile Beauffort
1943 - 1945 Marcel Maquet (b. 1891 - d. 1964)
1945 - 19.. ....
19.. - 19.. Babilon
19.. - 1960 Alain Stenmans

Presidents
11 Jun 1960 - 29 Jun 1960 Gaston Diomi (b. 1922 - d. 19..)
(president of secessionist Congo province)
18 Jun 1960 - 12 Feb 1962 Cléophas Kamitatu (b. 1931)
17 Jun 1960 - 1960 Gaston Midu
(president of secessionist North Kwilu province)
12 Feb 1962 - 14 Aug 1962 Gaston Diomi (s.a.)

Bas-Congo

14 Aug 1960 Congo Central province created out of Léopoldville province.
27 Oct 1971 Renamed Bas-Zaïre.
19 May 1997 Renamed Bas-Congo.

Presidents (from 1965, governors; 1972-80, commissioners)
6 Sep 1962 - 1966 Vital Faustin Moanda (b. 1923 - d. ....)
1966 - 1967 Denis Paluku
1967 - 1968 François Luakabwanga
1968 - 1969 Bruno Ndala
1969 - 1970 Anaclet Kaniki
1970 - 1972 Marcel Derikoye Tita Ngindu
1972 Dieudonné Boji
17 Jul 1972 - 21 May 1975 Catherine Nzuzi wa Mbombo (f) (b. 1944)
1975 - 1976 Loposo Nzela Balombe
1976 - 1977 Efambe Ey'Olanga
1977 - 1978 Ilunga Mubabinge Mukala
1978 - 1980 Tshiamala Tshingombe
1980 Makolo Jibikilayi (1st time)
1981 Zamundu Agenong'Ka
1981 - 1983 Malumba Mbangula
1983 - 1986 Makolo Jibikilayi (2nd time)
1986 - 1988 Tshala Mwana
1988 - 1989 Kakule Mbayingana
1989 - 1990 Mpambia Musanga Bekaja
1990 - 1991 Timothée Moleka Nzulama (b. 1955?)
1991 - 1997 Bieya Mbaki (d. 1997)
199. - 1997 Mvuma Ngeti (acting for Mbaki)
1997 Mvuma Ngeti (interim)
1997 (4 days) Joseph Mbenza Thubi
1997 (1 month) Liwanga Mata Nyamunyobo
Oct? 1997 - 1998 Léonard Fuka Unzola (b. 1935)
1999 - Jun 2001? Séraphin Bavuidi Babingi (b. 1946)
Oct? 2001 - 16 Oct 2006 César Tsasa-di-Ntumba
(interim for 4 months in 2001)
16 Oct 2006 - 24 Feb 2007 Jacques Mbadu
24 Feb 2007 - Simon Mbatshi Batshia (b. 1949?)

Kwango

14 Aug 1962 Kwango province created out of Léopoldville province.
24 Apr 1966 Part of new province of Bandundu.
Presidents (from 1965, governors)
23 Sep 1962 - 11 Nov 1962 Albert Delvaux (b. 1918 - d. ....)
Nov 1962 Emmanuel Mayamba
1962 - Apr 1963 Alphonse Pashi
Aug 1963 - Apr 1964 Pierre Masikita (1st time)
Apr 1964 - 30 Sep 1964 Belunda Kavunzu
30 Sep 1964 - 24 Aug 1965 Joseph Kulumba
24 Aug 1965 - 25 Apr 1966 Pierre Masikita (2nd time)

Kwilu

14 Aug 1962 Province of Kwilu created out of Léopoldville province.
18 Jan 1964 Administration taken over by central government due to rebellion in southwestern Congo; rebel administration in most of Kwilu province since Jan 1964; reconquest by the legal government in Jun 1965.
18 Jan 1966 Provincial government restored.
25 Apr 1966 Part of new province of Bandundu.

President
8 Sep 1962 - 18 Jan 1964 Norbert Leta
Jan 1964 - Aug 1968 Pierre Mulele (b. 1929 - d. 1968) (commander-in-chief and Head of the General Direction)

Governor
18 Jan 1966 - 25 Apr 1966 Henri-Désiré Takizala

Mai-Ndombe
14 Aug 1962 Mai-Ndombe province created out of Léopoldville province.
25 Apr 1966 Part of new province of Bandundu.

Presidents (from 1965, governors)
8 Sep 1962 - Dec 1963 Victor Kumoriko
23 Sep 1963 - 11 Oct 1963 V. Bola (in rebellion)
Jan 1964 - Dec 1964 Gabriël Zangabie
1964 - 1965 ....
27 Jul 1965 - 25 Apr 1966 Daniël Mongiya

Bandundu

Governors (1972-80, commissioners)
25 Apr 1966 - 3 Jan 1967 Henri-Désiré Takizala
3 Jan 1967 - 19.. François Luakabwanga
19.. - Jan 1985 ....
Jan 1985 - 19.. Sambia Gere Danu
19.. - .... ....
1997 - 26 Nov 2001 Marc Katshunga
26 Nov 2001 - 15 May 2003 Kidinda Shandungo
Oct 2003? Oscar Bala
26 May 2004 - 13 Jan 2006 Sabin Sadiboko
13 Jan 2006 - 16 Oct 2006 Gérard Gifuza
16 Oct 2006 - 16 Mar 2007 Édouard Wenzi Wakoyula
16 Mar 2007 - Richard Ndambu Wolang (b. 1952)

Kinshasa

1 Jul 1966 Léopoldville renamed Kinshasa.
Governors (1972-80, commissioners)
1966 - 196. Cléophas Kamitatu (b. 1931)
1969? Bangala
1980? Kisombe Kiaku Muisi
Oct 1981 - Mar 1983 Sakombi Ekope (b. 1929 - d. 1985)
1983 - 1985 ....
Jan 1985 - 198. Tshimbombo Mukuna
1986 - 198. Catherine Nzuzi wa Mbombo (f) (b. 1944)
1989 Timothée Moleka Nzulama (b. 1955?)
1989 - 1994 ....
1994 - 1997 Bernardin Mungul Diaka (b. 1933 - d. 1999)
1997 - 9 Mar 2001 Théophile Mbemba Fundu
May 2001 - 26 Nov 2001 Christophe Muzungu (interim)
26 Nov 2001 - Jun 2002 Loka ne Kongo
Jun 2002 - 26 May 2004 David Nku Imbie
26 May 2004 - 15 Nov 2005 Jean Kimbunda (b. 1961)
15 Nov 2005 - 16 Oct 2006 Kimbembe Mazunga
16 Oct 2006 - 16 Mar 2007 Liwanga Mata Nyamunyobo
16 Mar 2007 - André Kimbuta Yango (b. 1952?)


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