Masisi-Lubutu revolt

In 1944, an uprising took place in Kivu in the eastern Belgian Congo. The cause of the revolt lay in Belgian authority's taxation and communal labor policies, which the Watchtower Movement denounced as ungodly.[1] The revolt, which took place in spring, was a "bitter showdown" and resulted in hundreds of blacks and three whites killed. The leader of the revolt was hanged.[2]


  1. Stearns, Jason (2012). "North Kivu: The background to conflict in north Kivu province in eastern Congo" (PDF). p. 14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. Williams, Susan (2016-08-09). "Chapter 12 - The Cutout". Spies in the Congo: America's Atomic Mission in World War II. PublicAffairs. ISBN 978-1-61039-655-4.

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