Patrice Lumumba, Congolese leader. He was the 1st democratically elected PM of the Republic of the Congo after he helped win its independence from Belgium. He was ousted during the Congo Crisis due his opposition to a Belgian-backed secession of a mineral-rich province. He was imprisoned  executed by firing squad. The UN did not intervene  it is said the killing was assisted by Belgium, the US  the UK. Malcolm X called him "the greatest Black man who ever walked the African continent"…

Patrice Lumumba, Congolese leader. He was the 1st democratically elected PM of the Republic of the Congo after he helped win its independence from Belgium. He was ousted during the Congo Crisis due his opposition to a Belgian-backed secession of a mineral-rich province. He was imprisoned executed by firing squad. The UN did not intervene it is said the killing was assisted by Belgium, the US the UK. Malcolm X called him "the greatest Black man who ever walked the African continent"…

Former hostages arrive in Brussels after being rescued in 'Operation Dragon Rouge', a US-Belgian operation to rescue hostages held by Congolese Simba rebels in Stanleyville (now Kisangani) in the Republic of the Congo (Leopoldville), during the Congo Crisis, 26th November 1964.

Former hostages arrive in Brussels after being rescued in 'Operation Dragon Rouge', a US-Belgian operation to rescue hostages held by Congolese Simba rebels in Stanleyville (now Kisangani) in the Republic of the Congo (Leopoldville), during the Congo Crisis, 26th November 1964.

Independence agaisnt in Congo from 1960 to 1962 - Years of struggle for independence in Belgian Congo. Belgians gave arms to katangese civilians who asked the new government of Congo their independence. They were supported by Belgium and South Africa and were led by Moise TSHOMBE.

Independence agaisnt in Congo from 1960 to 1962 - Years of struggle for independence in Belgian Congo. Belgians gave arms to katangese civilians who asked the new government of Congo their independence. They were supported by Belgium and South Africa and were led by Moise TSHOMBE.

“Swedish soldiers from the UN Peacekeeping Force interrogate a mercenary sniper that had been positioned in a tree during the Congo Crisis. Elizabethville, République du Congo. 1961. (Folke Bernadottesamlingarna) ”

“Swedish soldiers from the UN Peacekeeping Force interrogate a mercenary sniper that had been positioned in a tree during the Congo Crisis. Elizabethville, République du Congo. 1961. (Folke Bernadottesamlingarna) ”

Congo's crisis worsens

Congo's crisis worsens

These poor children appear to be abandoned by their mother. Sad.

Patrice Lumumba (1925 – 1961) was a Congolese independence leader and the first democratically elected PM of the Republic of the Congo, after he helped win its independence from Belgium in June 1960. Within 12 weeks, Lumumba's government was deposed in a coup during the Congo Crisis. It has been stated that the killing was committed with the assistance of the governments of Belgium, the United States (via the CIA) and Great Britain have all been stated to have been involved, by various…

Patrice Lumumba (1925 – 1961) was a Congolese independence leader and the first democratically elected PM of the Republic of the Congo, after he helped win its independence from Belgium in June 1960. Within 12 weeks, Lumumba's government was deposed in a coup during the Congo Crisis. It has been stated that the killing was committed with the assistance of the governments of Belgium, the United States (via the CIA) and Great Britain have all been stated to have been involved, by various…

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