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Putin’s Russia And Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - From 1961 to 1992, one of Moscow’s most prestigious schools bore the name of Patrice Lumumba, the Soviet-supported Congolese independence leader brutally executed in 1961. Patrice Lumumba University recruited and educated generations of foreign leaders, especially African leaders, and was just one of the many ways in which the Soviet Union cultivated ties with Africa.

How Many Of You Know Dave Chappelle’s Mother Worked For Patrice...

AFRICANGLOBE - A lot of us have spent hours laughing at Dave Chappelle’s jokes, but few know about the extraordinary life of his mother, Dr. Yvonne Seon. In a recent interview that aired on the internet radio show Congo Live, Seon was asked about her decision to go and work for Congolese independence leader Patrice Lumumba. The broadcast is worth listening too.

Widow Of Patrice Lumumba, Congo’s Independence Hero Dies

AFRICANGLOBE - Congo's government spokesman says the widow of Patrice Lumumba, the country's first prime minister whose assassination more than 50 years ago made him a liberation symbol worldwide, has died.

Fear Of Pan-Africanism: Propaganda War Against United Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Pan-Africanism is an ideology and movement that encourages the solidarity of Africans worldwide. It is based on the belief that unity is vital to economic, social, and political progress and aims to “unify and uplift” people of African descent.

The Patrice Lumumba Tragedy

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.

The Role of British MI6 In the Assassination of Patrice Lumumba

AFRICANGLOBE - It was not only Britain that sought the overthrow of Patrice Lumumba. Many people believe based upon U.S. foreign policy at the time as well as the subsequent release of formally classified documents, that the White House under Dwight D. Eisenhower engineered the plot against the Congolese patriot.

Patrice Lumumba, The Sacrifice Of A True African Leader

AFRICANGLOBE - The truth surrounding the brutal murder of Patrice Lumumba is an embarrassing event which, when exposed to the African youth of today, will definitely send the US government scratching its head. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has had a troubled history since the assassination of Patrice Lumumba. Currently there is conflict in the eastern DRC. But who are the main actors in the conflict this time? African leaders, it is important to remember history so that you can appreciate what is going on today in Africa and the rest of the world.

Africa Needs a Mental Revolution; Not Aid

  "The liberation of the minds of the African people will be a tougher battle than the eradication of settler regimes". -Patrice Lumumba. These words of...

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

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.

The Assassination Of Patrice Lumumba

AFRICANGLOBE - Patrice Lumumba was a Congolese independence leader and the first democratically elected leader of the Congo. As founder and leader of the mainstream Mouvement National Congolais (MNC) party, Lumumba played an important role in campaigning for independence from Belgium, threatening Belgium's access to Congo's rich natural resources.