Today in history: January 17, 1961 - Patrice Lumumba assassinated.
Lumumba was a Congolese independence leader and the first leader of the Congo after he helped win its independence from Belgium in June 1960. Only twelve weeks later, Lumumba’s government was deposed in a coup. He was imprisoned and on January 17, 1961 he was executed by firing squad, an act that was committed with the assistance of the U.S. and Belgian governments. Documents publicly released in 2006 show that the CIA had concrete plans to assassinate Lumumba; the U.S. government virulently opposed his Pan Africanism and feared he was a communist.
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