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The Patrice Lumumba Tragedy

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AFRICANGLOBE - In 2001, Ludo de Witte published his book “The Assassination of Lumumba”. It caused a sensation in his home country Belgium, as his research of the state’s archives laid bare the conspiracy to kill the Congo’s first Prime Minister, Patrice Lumumba.

Patrice Lumumba: The Most Heinous Assassination of the 20th Century

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Patrice Lumumba, the first legally elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was assassinated 50 years ago this month, on 17 January, 1961. This heinous crime was a culmination of two inter-related assassination plots by American and Belgian governments, which used Congolese accomplices and a Belgian execution squad to carry out the deed.
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