Justin Marie Bomboko

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Justin Marie Bomboko
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Prime Minister of Congo-Léopoldville
In office
4 October 1960 – 9 February 1961
President Joseph Kasa-Vubu
Preceded by Albert Ndele
Succeeded by Joseph Iléo
Personal details
Born 22 September 1928
Belgian Congo
(Now Congo-Kinshasa)
Died 10 April 2014
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 became minister in 1960, and was briefly Prime Minister. He is often called "The Father of Independence" for the Congolese.[1] He also served as Foreign Minister for three different tenures: 1960–1963, 1965–1969, and again in 1981.[2]

Bomboko died from a long-illness in Brussels, Belgium, aged 85.[3]


  1. ^ Kisangani, E.F.; Bobb, S.F. (2009). Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Scarecrow Press. p. 57. ISBN 9780810863255. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.rulers.org/2014-04.html April 2014
  3. ^ "RDC: décès d’un père de l’indépendance, Justin Bomboko" (in French). Lesoir.be. Retrieved 14 April 2014.