|English: Arise Congolese
(Stand Up, Congolese!)
National anthem of Democratic Republic of the Congo
|Lyrics||Joseph Lutumba, 1960|
|Music||Simon-Pierre Boka di Mpasi Londi, 1960|
"Debout Congolais" (Arise Congolese) is the national anthem of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was first adopted in 1960 upon independence from Belgium, but was replaced by La Zaïroise when Congo changed its name to Zaire in 1971. It was finally reinstated when Congo was reorganized in 1997. The words are by Joseph Lutumba and the music is by Simon-Pierre Boka di Mpasi Londi.
- Democratic Republic of the Congo: Debout Congolais - Audio of the national anthem of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with information and lyrics
- http://www.nationalanthems.info/zre.htm - National anthems.info - "La Zaïroise" (the old hymn)
- http://www.nationalanthems.info/cd.htm National anthems.info - "Debout Congolaise"