On August 8, 1960, this province declared independence from the Congo.
South Kasai. The second province to secede from the Congo, South Kasai joined Katanga in declaring independence from the central government. These new countries were not recognized by other nations and only received aid and support from Belgium in exchange for their mineral wealth.
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