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Africa should set aside day for Lumumba


Early in the morning of January 17, 1961, they were collected from the army camp at Thysville and taken to an airfield at Moanda accompanied by three soldiers from Kasai, especially chosen for their hatred of the leader.

Africa should set aside day for Lumumba

By Dominic Odipo | 7 years ago

So, what really made Congo’s Lumumba tick?

So, what really made Congo’s Lumumba tick?

"He was an irrational, almost psychotic personality. He would never look you in the eye. He looked up at the sky and a tremendous flow of words came out. His words didn’t ever have any relation to the particular things we wanted to discuss. You had the feeling that he was a person that was gripped by this fervour that I can only characterise as messianic. He was just not a rational being."

| 10 years ago

Why Kenya must heed Congo lesson

"We have known sarcasm and insults, because we were ‘niggers’.... We have seen our land despoiled under the terms of what was supposedly the law of the land but which only recognised the right of the strongest.... Noun ne sommes plus vos singes.... We are no longer your monkeys."

| 12 years ago