#LUMUMBA 88TH BIRTHDAY

HAPPY 88TH #BORNDAY
Patrice Lumumba
(2 July 1925 – 17 January 1961) was a Congolese independence leader and the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo, after he helped win its independence from Belgium in June 1960. Only twelve weeks later, Lumumba’s government was deposed in a coup during the Congo Crisis. The main reason why he was ousted from power was his opposition to Belgian-backed secession of the mineral-rich Katanga province.

Lumumba, Master of the World. By Burozi. ca.

1970s. Oil on cotton, 66 x 50,8 cm. Jewsiewicki

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