Christophe Gbenye

Christophe Gbenye (c. 1927 – 3 February 2015) was a Congolese politician, trade unionist, and rebel who, along with Gaston Soumialot, led the Simba rebellion, an anti-government insurrection in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the Congo Crisis, between 1964 and 1965.

Christophe Gbenye
Minister of the Interior of Congo-Léopoldville
In office
30 June 1960  September 1960
PresidentJoseph Kasa-Vubu
Preceded byposition established
Succeeded byCyrille Adoula
Personal details
Bas-Uélé District, Orientale Province, Belgian Congo
(now Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Died3 February 2015 (aged 88)
Political partyMouvement National Congolais
Comité National de Libération

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