Wednesday, January 19, 2011

50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Patrice Lumumba

On Janurary 17 1961 Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of the Republic on The Congo after independence from Belgium, was assassinated. Lumumba was killed by the CIA in collaboration with the former colonial power.

Democracy Now interviews Adam Hochschild, author of the King Leopold's Ghost, on the assassination.

The following is a CBC documentary which examines the events leading up to his assassination.

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