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49 Years Ago, Today

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Sunday, January 27, 2013, In : Meditations 
It was a time of turmoil and unrest in a place filled with anger and resentment. It was a place of revolution and riots; it was a time of chaos and anarchy. In June of 1960 the Belgian Congo declared its independence from Belgium, establishing the Republic of the Congo. However, intense political struggles and a continual and downward spiral of military control quickly led to civil war.

In September the President dismissed his Prime Minister, Patrice Lumumba, who in turn rallied the senate an...

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