Tribute to the women pioneers of DRC independence

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Pioneering Congolese women took part in the struggle for DRC independence proclaimed on June 30, 1960. Others were politically active during the troubled post-independence period, marked in particular by the Mulelist rebellion and the secession of Katanga. These women leaders, often overlooked in accounts of anti-colonial protest movements, played an important role in reconciliation and peace-building initiatives. Here are just a few of the women who played an important role behind the scenes in the history of the DRC.


Marie José Sombo, "a black Eve "

Born in 1945, Marie José Sombo was . . .

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