Past in Perspective

The day will come when history will speak. But it will not be the history which will be taught in Brussels or Washington… Africa will write its own history.” –Patrice Lumumba

The assassination of Patrice Lumumba in the Democratic Republic of the Congo plunged the nation into turmoil, setting the stage for decades of conflict and political instability. Lumumba’s murder destabilized the newly independent country and sparked a power struggle that fueled civil war and foreign intervention. The reverberations of his assassination continue to be felt in the DRC’s ongoing struggles with governance, corruption, and armed conflict. Lumumba’s legacy as a symbol of African independence and anti-imperialism remains relevant, inspiring movements for political reform and social justice across the continent.

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