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Tshombe

Moise . 1919--69, Congolese statesman. He led the secession of Katanga (1960) from the newly independent Congo; forced into exile (1963) but returned (1964--65) as premier of the Congo; died in exile
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As the political situation fluctuated, he helped Tshombe flee and return to the Congo.
The mysterious air crash that took Hammarskjold's life, along with those of 15 fellow passengers flying from the Congo's capital (Leopoldville, now Kinshasa) to the Northern Rhodesian (now Zambian) city of Ndola for a meeting with Moise Tshombe, leader of the Congo's secessionist Katanga province, has attracted much speculation.
by Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad, Lukamba-Muhiya Tshombe and Ernest Peprah Ababio.
Because Katanga's anti-communist leader Moise Tshombe announced his intention to resist the takeover of the province by a Moscow favorite named Patrice Lumumba, to proclaim independence, and to have nothing to do with communism.
Abd al-Khalig Mahjoub, the late secretary of the Communist Party of Sudan warned in the 1960s that the South Sudanese rebels in their anger against Khartoum might be drawn to the example of Moise Tshombe rather than Patrice Lumumba.
It was here on the evening of September 17 that he claims to have heard events unfolding 3,000 miles away as Dag HammarskjE[micro]ld was en route to negotiate a cease-fire between UN forces and Katangese troops of President Moise Tshombe.
In addition to the current Count d'Aspremont, Brassinne interviews the daughter of Moise Tshombe, leader of the puppet government of Katanga, a state that Belgium briefly set up to maintain control of Congo's richest mining area.
On July 5, 1960, Belgium soldiers occupied the copper rich region of Katanga where they had encouraged a pro-western opposition leader, Tshombe, to secede from the new independent republic of the Congo.
On 11 July 1960, with the support of Belgian business interests and Belgian troops, the mineral-rich province of Katanga declared independence under Moise Tshombe.
Morgan said belonged to Katanga President Moise Tshombe.
Embassy in Congo indicated that Moise Tshombe could not contain the "rebels" pressure without foreign aid and without such aid, Congo would be lost to the communists (Malley, 1964, p.