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Katakokombe is a region of the Kasai region of what was formerly known as the Belgian Congo, now the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the homeland of the Tetela people. After the independence of Congo in June 1960, it seceded for a while under influence of Belgium and became an independent kingdom.[citation needed] After the imprisonment and assassination of Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, the Kasai province, and therefore Katakokombe, came back to Congo.

Coordinates: 3°24′00″S 24°25′12″E / 3.40000°S 24.42000°E / -3.40000; 24.42000