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The assassination of Lumumba

The assassination of Lumumba

Author: Ludo de Witte
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, [2001]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Patrice Lumumba, first prime minister of the Republic to Congo and a pioneer of African unity, was murdered on 17 January 1961." "Democratically elected to lead the Mouvement National Congolais, the party he founded in 1958, Lumumba was at the centre of the country's growing popular defiance of the colonial rule of oppression imposed by Belgium. When, in June 1960, independence was finally won, his unscheduled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Patrice Lumumba; Patrice Lumumba; Patrice É Lumumba; Patrice E Lumumba
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ludo de Witte
ISBN: 1859846181 9781859846186 9781859844106 1859844103
OCLC Number: 46959885
Description: xxvi, 224 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Map of the Congo in 1960 --
Who's Who on 17 January 1961 --
The International Actors --
Preparing the Gallows --
A "nigger" upstart (30 June 1960) --
Belgian troops and the Blue Berets in Katanga (July-August 1960) --
The elimination of Lumumba's government (August-September 1960) --
In the steps of the CIA: Operation Barracuda --
United Against "Satan" --
Mobutu's appearance on the political scene --
The copper state, an "oasis of peace" --
The offended King Baudouin --
The Belgian government --
The Death Cell --
d'Aspremont Lynden and Loos in Africa --
Lumumba delivered to Mobutu by the UN (2 December 1960) --
Camp Hardy at Thysville --
The Belgians wait in Katanga --
Tshombe saved again by the UN --
The Green Light From Brussels --
Colonel Vandewalle's new mission --
Patrice Lumumba must die --
Mutiny in Thysville, panic in Leopoldville and Brussels (12-14 January 1961) --
Bakwanga or Elisabethville? (14-17 January 1961) --
d'Aspremont Lynden orders Lumumba's transfer to Katanga (16 January 1961) --
Lumumba's Last Day --
From Thysville to Lukala, then to Moanda --
From Moanda to Elisabethville in the DC-4 --
Arrival in Katanga --
At the Brouwez house --
"No blood on our hands" --
Tshombe celebrates --
Back at the Brouwez house --
Lumumba's last hour --
Operation "Cover-Up" --
Anxiety or celebration? --
Masquerade in Katanga --
"No blood on our hands" (encore) --
Masquerade in Brussels and New York --
To the depths of hell --
The world is informed --
A River of Blood.
Other Titles: Moord op Lumumba.
Responsibility: Ludo de Witte ; translated by Ann Wright and Renée Fenby.
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Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Rupublic of the Congo was at the centre of the country's defiance towards the exploitation of its Belgian coloniser. Within months of independence he  Read more...


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De Witte has assembled a staggering amount of detail to support his allegations of direct government participation in Lumumba's murder. * Washington Post Book World * De Witte has performed an Read more...

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