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LaJada Gonzales Professor Ramlal AFPRL 202 August 6, 2020 The assassination of Patrice Lumumba was a major point in the Congo’s independence Even though he was the prime minister of Congo; he did not hesitate to hold his tongue. L umumba represented an almost impossible kind of unity, a universal and collective African unity. But there was no social base excepted for the educated and evolved elite. From the beginning of independence he was not afraid of being too risky for he spoke for the African people and this created problems within the country. Lumumba’s main goal was to unite Congo and to stand up against all forms of colonization. Lumumba described the Belgian colonialism as unfair treatment such as forced labor in exchange for pay that did not allow them to satisfy their hunger, to clothe themselves or to have a decent shelter. The law was never the same for the white and the black. He also described it by saying that Congo’s independence was proclaimed by agreement with Belgium, meaning Belgium treated them in this manner. Soon there was a

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