Justin Marie Bomboko

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Justin Marie Bomboko
Bomboko at a reception in Belgium, 2014
Chairman of the Board of Commissioners-General of Congo-Léopoldville
In office
September 1960 – 9 February 1961
President Joseph Kasa-Vubu
Deputy Albert Ndele
Preceded by Joseph Iléo (as Prime Minister)
Succeeded by Joseph Iléo (as Prime Minister)
Personal details
Born 22 September 1928
Boleke, Belgian Congo
(Now Congo-Kinshasa)
Died 10 April 2014(2014-04-10) (aged 85)
Brussels, Belgium
Political party Independent

Justin-Marie Bomboko Lokumba Is Elenge (22 September 1928 – 10 April 2014), known as Justin Marie Bomboko, was a Congolese civil servant. He was the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Congo. He served as leader of the Congolese government as chairman of the College of Commissioners.[1] He is often called "The Father of Independence" for the Congolese.[2] He also served as Foreign Minister for three different tenures: 1960–1963, 1965–1969, and again in 1981.[3] He had a role in the overthrow and execution of Patrice Lumumba and received payments from the CIA for it.[4]

Bomboko died from a long-illness in Brussels, Belgium, aged 85.[5]


Bomboko in 1960


  1. ^ Makombo 2015, pp. 12–13.
  2. ^ Kisangani & Bobb 2009, p. 57.
  3. ^ http://www.rulers.org/2014-04.html April 2014
  4. ^ U.S. Role in Lumumba Murder Revealed, Stephen R. Weissman, allAfrica.com.
  5. ^ "RDC: décès d'un père de l'indépendance, Justin Bomboko" (in French). Lesoir.be. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  6. ^ http://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/Newsroom/news/press_releases/foreign_affairs/2014/04/ni_110414_bomboko


  • Kisangani, E.F.; Bobb, S.F. (2009). Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Scarecrow Press. p. 57. ISBN 9780810863255. 
  • Makombo, Jean-Marie Mutamba (2015). Autopsie du gouvernement au Congo-Kinshasa: Le Collège des Commissaires généraux (1960-1961) contre Patrice Lumumba. Études africaines (in French). Editions L'Harmattan. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Iléo
Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
14 September 1960 – 9 February 1961
Succeeded by
Joseph Iléo
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