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Paul Panda Farnana

12 May 1930
Paul Panda Farnana, 1921

Paul Panda Farnana M'Fumu worked as an agricultural officer under the colonial government in the Congo. He was in Belgium on the outbreak of the First World War and fought with a corps of volunteers against the Germans. Back in Brussels after four years as a POW, he founded with other Congolese in Belgium a Union Congolaise which protested at forced labour and ill-treatment of prisoners and called for extension of education. He co-organized the Panafrican Congres in Brussels in 1921. Paul Panda died on 12 May 1930 in Nzemba, Bas-Congo, at the age of 41.

Jonathan Derrick, Africa's Agitators. Militant Anti-Colonialism in Africa and the West, 1918-1939 (2008) 93