The Assassination of Lumumba

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Verso Books, 2022 M10 25 - 256 pages
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The Assassination of Lumumba unravels the appalling mass of lies, hypocrisy and betrayals that have surrounded accounts of the 1961 assassination of Patrice Lumumba—the first prime minister of the Republic of Congo and a pioneer of African unity—since it perpetration. Making use of a huge array of official sources as well as personal testimony from many of those in the Congo at the time, Ludo De Witte reveals a network of complicity ranging from the Belgian government to the CIA. Patrice Lumumba’s personal strength and his quest for African unity emerges in stark contrast with one of the murkiest episodes in twentieth-century politics.

 

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Contents

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Introduction
PREPARING THE GALLOWS
Lumumbas government AugustSeptember 1960 In the steps
Mobutus appearance on the political scene The copper state
THE DEATH CELL
THE GREEN LIGHT FROM BRUSSELS
Colonel Vandewalles new mission Patrice Lumumba must die
January 1961 Bakwanga or Elisabethville? 1417 January 1961
dAspremont Lynden orders Lumumbas transfer to Katanga
LUMUMBAS LAST
OPERATION COVERUP
A RIVER OF BLOOD
1961 Coverup in New York and Brussels The price of blood
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About the author (2022)

Ludo De Witte is a sociologist and a writer. He is author of the Dutch work Crisis in Kongo and has researched two broadcast television documentaries on Patrice Lumumba.

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