14-05-13

Congo to create city in honor of Patrice Lumumba

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KINSHASA, Congo -- The Congolese government is naming a town after Patrice Lumumba, the country's first prime minister whose assassination more than 50 years ago made him a liberation symbol worldwide.

The new city in central Congo, named Lumumbaville, will be made of several existing communities in the Kassai-Oriental province and will be more than 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) from the capital.

Government spokesman Lambert Mende said Tuesday that Lumumbaville will "honor the memory of a great Congolese statesman."

Lumumba was elected prime minister when Belgium granted independence to Congo in 1960 after almost a century of colonial rule.

The responsibility for Lumumba's 1961 death remains a mystery. Lumumba's son, Laurent, welcomed the creation of a town in his father's honor but called on the government to conclusively determine who assassinated him.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/14/3396894/congo-to-create-city-in-honor.html

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Nh?ng âm muu ám sát:
http://hongthanhquang.vn/Default.aspx?page=p4ct&tid=294
A Congo Chronicle: Patrice Lumumba in Urban Art:
http://www.africanart.org/traveling/9/a_congo_chronicle_patrice_lumumba_in_urban_art
Lumumba - a political drama:
http://www.africanfilmlibrary.com/Movies/Video/9309/146/Lumumba
The Last Letter of Patrice Lumumba:
http://ziomania.com/lumumba/The%20Last%20Letter%20of%20Patrice%20Lumumba.htm

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