Justin Marie Bomboko

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Justin Marie Bomboko
Bomboko at a reception in Belgium, 2014
Chairman of the Board of Commissioners-General of Congo-Léopoldville
In office
September 1960 – 9 February 1961
President Joseph Kasa-Vubu
Deputy Albert Ndele
Preceded by Joseph Iléo (as Prime Minister)
Succeeded by Joseph Iléo (as Prime Minister)
Personal details
Born 22 September 1928
Boleke, Belgian Congo
(Now Congo-Kinshasa)
Died 10 April 2014(2014-04-10) (aged 85)
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 briefly served as leader of the Congolese government as chairman of the College of Commissioners.[1] He is often called "The Father of Independence" for the Congolese.[2] He also served as Foreign Minister for three different tenures: 1960–1963, 1965–1969, and again in 1981.[3] He had a role in the overthrow and execution of Patrice Lumumba and received payments from the CIA for it.[4]

Bomboko died from a long-illness in Brussels, Belgium, aged 85.[5]


Bomboko in 1960



Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Iléo
Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
14 September 1960 – 9 February 1961
Succeeded by
Joseph Iléo