Only before going through a paradigm change during the Les Congolais Debout in colonial era, Congolese people have gone through various disruptions which are quite vast in nature. During the span of 15th to 17th century time there were large part of areas in the southern part of savanna region which got dotted with important states. The most notable among them were Kongo kingdom and Luba-Lunda states in the west and eastern part of the region. They had a strong military and profound administrative power in their kingdoms.
Reason for Congolese uprising
Much of the Les Congolais Debout was engraved with slave trade, which gave rose to new forms of regional instability. The Atlantic slave trade which engulfed the region during the 16th century due to the vested interest of the kingdom chiefs gave rise to early encroachments.
Finally, Les Congolais Debout lead to fall of the empire and gave rise to Imbangala who are a group of fighters fighting for existing feminine as well as drought in the prevailing region of the east.