Patrice Lumumba
(2 July 1925 – 17 January 1961) was a Congolese independence leader and the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo, after he helped win its independence from Belgium in June 1960. Only twelve weeks later, Lumumba’s government was deposed in a coup during the Congo Crisis. The main reason why he was ousted from power was his opposition to Belgian-backed secession of the mineral-rich Katanga province.

Lumumba, Master of the World. By Burozi. ca.

1970s. Oil on cotton, 66 x 50,8 cm. Jewsiewicki


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Barack Obama appelle les voisins de la RDC à cesser d’aider les rebelles

Congolese Action Youth Platform


Barack Obama a appelé lundi 1er juillet à Dar es Salaam les pays frontaliers de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) à cesser de soutenir les groupes armés qui y opèrent, tout en demandant au président Joseph Kabila de “faire plus et mieux” pour réformer les forces de sécurité du pays. Le président américain séjourne en Tanzanie,

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