This Day In History: 1961-01-17

Patrice Lumumba, the First democratically-elected Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was assassinated 70  years ago today, on January 17, 1961.

This heinous crime was a culmination of two inter-related assassination plots by American and Belgian governments, which used Congolese accomplices and a Belgian execution squad to carry out the deed.

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Sources: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/jan/17/patrice-lumumba-50th-anniversary-assassination

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-assassination-of-patrice-lumumba-british-peer-reveals-mi6-role-in-lumumba-killing/5330266

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