Jean Bolikango (1909–1982) was a Congolese educator, writer, and
conservative politician. He was Deputy Prime Minister of the Democratic
Republic of the Congo (then Republic of the Congo), in September 1960
and from February to August 1962. Enjoying substantial popularity among
the Bangala people, he headed the Parti de l'Unité Nationale and worked
as a key opposition member in Parliament in the early 1960s. Beginning
his career in the Belgian Congo as a teacher in Catholic schools, he
wrote a novel and worked as a journalist before turning to politics in
the late 1950s. Though he held a top communications post in the colonial
administration, he became a leader in the push for independence. After
the Republic of the Congo became independent in 1960, he promoted both a
united Congo and strong ties with Belgium. The President of the Congo
posthumously awarded Bolikango a medal in 2005 for his long career in
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