#Lumumba101 Giants of Africa

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“We are standing on shoulders of giants. We should have the vision of eagles and the strength of lions. Afrika must rise!!!” said one of our members. She was right about Lumumba, he was indeed a giant.

Patrice Émery Lumumba was a Congolese independence leader and the first democratically elected Prime Minister of DRC. As founder and leader of the Mouvement national congolais, Lumumba helped win his country’s independence from Belgium in 1960. Within twelve weeks, Lumumba’s government was deposed in a coup during the Congo Crisis. Lumumba was subsequently imprisoned by state authorities under Joseph-Desiré Mobutu and shot by a firing squad, corpse dismembered, dissolved in acid with remnant bones ground and scattered. Horrific end.

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