1956 in the Belgian Congo

The following lists events that happened during 1956 in the Belgian Congo.

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1956
in
the Belgian Congo

Decades:

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EventsEdit

Date Event
South Kivu Sugar Refinery is founded in Kiliba, South Kivu.[1]
Alphonse De Valkeneer is appointed acting governor of the province of Équateur.[2]
January Jean Paelinck (1906–1961) is appointed governor of Katanga Province.[2]
20 February Bruno Tshibala, future prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is born in Gandajika.
June OK Jazz, later renamed TPOK Jazz, is formed in Léopoldville (now Kinshasa).[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • "Congo (Kinshasa) Provinces", Rulers.org, retrieved 5 August 2020
  • "Franco Luambo Makiadi and TP OK Jazz", Kenypages.net, retrieved 16 April 2021
  • Taarifa Rwanda (22 March 2021), South Kivu Sugar Factory Resumes Production After 25 Years Of Dormancy, Kigali: Taarifa Rwanda, retrieved 23 March 2021