Joseph Iléo

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Joseph Iléo
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Prime Minister of Congo-Léopoldville
In office
5 September 1960 – 20 September 1960
President Joseph Kasa-Vubu
Preceded by Patrice Lumumba
Succeeded by Albert Ndele
In office
9 February 1961 – 2 August 1961
President Joseph Kasa-Vubu
Preceded by Justin Marie Bomboko
Succeeded by Cyrille Adoula
Personal details
Born 15 September 1921
Léopoldville, Belgian Congo
(Now Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Died 19 September 1994(1994-09-19) (aged 73)
Brussels, Belgium
Political party Congolese National Movement (Kalonji)

Joseph Iléo (15 September 1921 – 19 September 1994), later called Sombo Amba Iléo,[1] was a politician in the Republic of the Congo and was prime minister for two periods.

Early life[edit]

Joseph Iléo was born on 15 September 1921.[2]

In 1956, he was one of the authors of Manifeste de la Conscience Africaine, which demanded the right of Africans to self-rule. In 1958, he was one of the founders of the Mouvement National Congolais. When the movement split a year later, he joined the camp led by Albert Kalonji.[3]

After independence and later life[edit]

Iléo was voted into the Senate and then voted its president on June 1960. Upon the dismissal of then-prime minister Patrice Lumumba, Iléo was declared prime minister by Congolese president, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, on 5 September 1960. He held the post until 20 September 1960.[4] Under his successor, Albert Ndele, he served as Minister of Information. He was again declared prime minister on 9 February 1961. He remained in this post until 2 August 1961.

From March to December 1979 Iléo served as President of the National Assembly.[2]

In April 1990, he founded the PDSC, and was chairman of the party until his death. He died on 19 September 1994.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Democratic Republic of the Congo". Cartage. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "ILEO SONGO AMBA Joseph". Assemblée nationale. National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Zaire Chronology of Important Events". Country Studies Series. Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. December 1993. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  4. ^ "USA/Africa: New Data on Murder of Lumumba". University of Pennsylvania – African Studies Center. 1 August 2002. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Patrice Lumumba
Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
5 September 1960 – 20 September 1960
Succeeded by
Albert Ndele
Preceded by
Justin Marie Bomboko
Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
9 February 1961 – 2 August 1961
Succeeded by
Cyrille Adoula