DRC: Patrice Lumumba, forgotten Congolese school books (4/5)

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Patrice Lumumba in Anicet Kashamura's house, in Léopoldville, October 9, 1960 © AP / H.


By: Denise Maheho

3 min

This January 17, 2021, Africa commemorates the 60th anniversary of the assassination of Patrice Emery Lumumba, one of the major figures in the history of independence, assassinated in a forest in the secessionist province of Katanga in the very young Congo.

Sixty years later, how are the history of Lumumba, his philosophy, his struggle taught in the schools of the DRC? 


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  • Lumumba, an assassinated independence

  • DRC

  • History

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