Patrice Emery Lumumba founded the Congolese National Movement on October 10, 1958 in Leopoldville, Kinshasa. The movement aimed to bring the Congo to rapid independence, without going through periods of mediation and control by the people, who are the main levers of the country's economy. The movement wanted a united and strong Congo; Build a real engine for the whole continent of Africa.
Lumumba was born on July 2, 1925, in the Onalua district of Sankuro, East Casa Province, Congo-Kinshasa. He introduced himself as a figure in the origins of destiny in the Congo.
Lumumba supported various resistance movements within his country. His genius is evident in his desire for justice for the poor and his deep honesty. Lumumba's commitment to all aspects of African liberation and affirmation has made him one of the greatest figures of Pan-Africanism.
In October 1958, Patrice Lumumba, along with his relatives, founded the Congolese National Movement (MNC), the first transnational and truly national Congo party.
In December 1958, he attended the Pan-African Conference in Accra, where he met with Qawam Nekromeh. Nekromeh was an important motivator in Lumumba's political life.
In May 1960, the Congolese National Movement won the Congolese parliamentary elections. In June 1960, Lumumba became the prime minister of his country's first Congolese government. During his tenure, he had a complicated relationship with the former colonial power.
Lumumba's power lasted only a few months, however, as he was assassinated on January 17, 1961, along with two of his companions, Maurice Empolo and Joseph Okito. Lumumba fought for human well-being, especially the youth who still make up the majority of Africa's population.
We now find that nearly half a century after Lumumba, our flaws and shortcomings persist.