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Remembering Patrice Lumumba – follow-up post

Posted on January 24, 2011. Filed under: DRC |

After I posted a link to this New York Times editorial by Adam Hochshild commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the first democratically-elected leader of the DRC,  I went looking for a recent interview with the author online.

I found a good one with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now that also contains some historical footage – click here to watch.

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Remembering Patrice Lumumba

Posted on January 20, 2011. Filed under: DRC |

This week marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Congolese liberation hero Patrice Lumumba, who was tortured and killed on 17 January 1961. I came across this amazing editorial reflecting on Lumumba’s legacy by Adam Hochschild, author of the must-read King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa, in the New York Times opinion pages. Read the full article here.

 

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