the coup

the coup

Who was Patrice Émery Lumumba? He was a Pan-Africanist and Congolese independence leader who later became the first legally elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo who helped win its independence from Belgium in June 1960. However after te

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Who was Patrice Émery Lumumba? He was a Pan-Africanist and Congolese independence leader who later became the first legally elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo who helped win its independence from Belgium in June 1960. However after ten weeks in power Patrice Lumumba's government was overthrown resulting in his imprisonment and subsequent murder. Based on the circumstances surrounding his captured and murder there is strong evidence that points to both the Belgium and United States government being complicit in both the coup as well as his execution.