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Lecture 2 – 27 Jan Katangan – established through mining corporations that wanted to maintain a grip on resource wealth. They got European mercenaries to support them. The Crisis Deepens These provinces were not authorised to break away so the PM Lumumba wanted to PM Lumumba sought help from the UN Blue Helmets – the Sec Gen declines So Lumumba turned to USSR – western powers got even more pissed bc now Lumumba was a communist. o Krushchev sent transport planes to ferry Congolese troops to Katangan Joseph Mobutu was appointed as Army chief, but Mobutu was a western stooge Mobutu Congolese govt was divided over soviet involvement, so the president Kasavubu illegally fired Lumumba Mobutu staged a coup and seized power, expelling soviets Lumumba fled, but was caught and sent to Katangan where he was killed Lumumba supporters tried to establish the Free Republic of Congo under Antoine Who killed Lumumba?

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