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- Timeline: Republic of Congo
- BBC News Online, Wednesday 9 May 2001. A chronology of
key political events. It begins in the 1400s with the
arrival in the region of Bakongo, Bateke and Sanga ethnic
groups and ends in 2001.
- Belgium accused of killing African
- By Ian Black in Brussels, The Guardian,
Saturday 15 January 2000. Lugo de Witte, a Flemish expert
on Africa, called for a parliamentary commission of
inquiry to hear testimony from former officials involved
in the 1961 killing of Patrice Lumumba, one of
Africa's most charismatic post-colonial leaders.
- President ‘ordered murder’ of
- By Martin Kettle in Washington, The
Guardian, Thursday 10 August 2000. Forty years
after the murder of the Congolese independence leader
Patrice Lumumba, evidence has emerged in Washington that
President Dwight Eisenhower directly ordered the CIA to
- Shedding light on Belgium's heart of
- By Ian Black, Friday 27 April 2001. Not many Belgians
can tell you much about the short life and times of
Patrice Lumumba. But the 40-year-old mystery of who
murdered Africa's most promising post-colonial leader
came back to haunt them this week—and shows no signs
of going away.