The history of Independent Congo (1964–1967)

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'The Colonialist Hand Is Visible In The Congo'
Castro, Guevara speak out against 1960s UN intervention in central Africa, The Militant, 25 November 1996. Brief extracts from a speech by Fidel Castro, September 1960, and Che Guecara, December 1964. The extracts placed in historical context.
Former Cuban comrades cast doubts on Kabila's rebel image
By Jean Damu, Pacific News Service, 23 April 1997. New book suggets Laurent Kabila, the likely successor to Mobutu, was not a good leader at time when followers of assassinated Patrice Lumumba were trying to overthrow President Moishe Tshombe, and was considered little more than a front man for western mining interests.