Bonne fête d’indépendance à tous!
1960 – Belgian Congo declares independence from Belgium and becomes the Republic of Congo
1964 – Last UN troops leave Congo
1966 – Léopoldville is renamed Kinshasa
1960 – Joseph Ilunga Kankolongo aka Lelimba wa Kutshila, lead singer of traditional music band of Kasayi Bayuda du Congo, is born in Kananga, West Kasayi