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More recently, the murder in 1961 of Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese prime minister, often blamed on the CIA, helped set that country on its path to mayhem. The killing in 1994 of Rwanda's president, Juvenal Habyarimana, set off Africa's worst genocide. The murder of Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin ...

For example, Patrice Lumumba, the first democratically elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was overthrown and assassinated in 1961 by the Belgians, who were reportedly aided and abetted by the CIA. The U.S. also had its own plan, which was not implemented, to assassinate ...
Patrice Lumumba, the first legally elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was a champion of African unity and of self-determination for his own country, which had been colonized by Belgium. But Western governments, which had big stakes in his nation, wanted his head. (The United ...
Marielle's murder, in many ways, reminds me of the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of Congo. Full of hope and ideas, Lumumba was just 35 years old when he was killed. He was the embodiment of hope and change in a country that desperately needed both. Before both Malcolm ...
Patrice Lumumba, a young intellectual and Pan-African nationalist, was elected the first prime minister of the independent Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1960. He was determined to make the mineral-rich country an African success. But Lumumba got on the wrong side of Washington by being ...
Q: You've made films about the Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba (both the 1990 nonfiction film Lumumba: Death of the Prophet, and the 2000 feature Lumumba), Rwanda (2005's Sometimes in April co-starring Idris Elba and Debra Winger), James Baldwin (I am Not Your Negro, 2017), and now Marx ...
Patrice Lumumba, Congo's Prime Minister, sought to regain control, and called on the United Nations for help. When the UN was reluctant to subdue the Katanganese rebels, Lumumba turned to the Soviet Union. In the resulting Congo Crisis, Lumumba was overthrown and assassinated in 1961, and the ...
Peck has tackled this subject before, in documentaries about the slain Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba and, most recently, the African-American writer James Baldwin in the Oscar nominated feature I Am Not Your Negro. "I made a film for now. I didn't make a film about the past," Peck said.
I mean, given the CIA's history in Africa, that kind of comes as a bit of a surprise and I would suspect to Patrice Lumumba in Congo, who was overthrown with help from the CIA, would have found that surprising, too. LD: For me, that's sort of what this film was doing. It's making you question who is the ally ...


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