Patrice Lumumba: The Sacrifice Of A True African Leader

Photo: Patrice Lumumba (2 July 1925 – 17 January 1961), the first legally elected Prime Minister of the Congo Republic was murdered by a CIA- sponsored plot, over 50 years ago. We must move forward, striking out tirelessly against imperialism. From all over the world we have to learn lessons which events afford. Lumumba’s murder…

Why The West Killed Lumumba

Later this year, the Belgian Parliament is due to report on the murder of the Congo’s first prime minister after independence, Patrice Lumumba, in January 1961. The circumstances of Lumumba’s death have been shrouded in mystery for 40 years, but as the Congo’s vast mineral wealth is once again becoming a focus for imperialist rivalries,…

May Our People Triumph

Weep, O my black beloved brother deep buried in eternal, bestial night. O you, whose dust simooms and hurricanes have scattered all over the vast earth, You, by whose hands the pyramids were reared In memory of royal murderers, You, rounded up in raids; you, countless times defeated In all the battles ever won by…

The Goal Patrice Lumumba Sought To Achieve

Source: Patrice Lumumba, The Truth about a Monstrous Crime of the Colonialists, Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1961, pp 105-115. Written: by N. KHOKHLOV, Izvestia Special Correspondent Transcribed: by Thomas Schmidt. The whole of mankind now sees the Belgian colonialists as vicious plunderers. The myth that the former Belgian Congo was a model colony has…

Collected Speeches and Writings of Patrice Lumumba

(1958) Patrice Lumumba, “Speech at Accra” On December 11, 1958, 34 year old Patrice Lumumba, president of the Congolese National Movement, spoke at the Assembly of African Peoples, an international Pan African Conference sponsored by Kwame Nkrumah, the Prime Minister of newly independent Ghana.* His remarks appear below.* Two years later Lumumba would become the…