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[Ngumu] Lufu Lwa Muhammad Ali

The whole world has heard the sad news early this morning. Muhammad Ali was a great champion and a true legend who stood by his words. He paid the price for it but maybe that is why is also respected so much. He fought all his life and perhaps his hardest fights were off the ring, against the government for his decision not to go to Vietnam to fight and also for his faith. He received much criticism for his conversion to Islam. But the greatest fight must have been the one against Parkinson. He fought long and well. Muhammad Ali will remain has a piece of Congolese heritage. May he rest in peace.

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 17: Muhammad Ali holding the Heavyweight Title Belt that he received from Ring Magazine. (Photo by Phil Greitzer/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 17: Muhammad Ali holding the Heavyweight Title Belt that he received from Ring Magazine. (Photo by Phil Greitzer/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali, center, leaves the Armed Forces induction center with his entourage after refusing to be drafted into the Armed Forces in Houston, April 28, 1967. Hundreds of Ali fans and supporters filled the streets to greet him when he left the building. (AP Photo)
Heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali, center, leaves the Armed Forces induction center with his entourage after refusing to be drafted into the Armed Forces in Houston, April 28, 1967. Hundreds of Ali fans and supporters filled the streets to greet him when he left the building. (AP Photo)

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Muhammad Ali is seen training October 9, 1974 for his world championship fight in Zaire. (AP Photo)
Muhammad Ali is seen training October 9, 1974 for his world championship fight in Zaire. (AP Photo)

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Rumble in the Jungle, Kinshasa, Zaïre, 1974, full fight

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Foreman’s Interview about the fight

George Foreman at the time wasn’t really liked by the Congolese people because he didn’t know of the history. If he did, he would have made sure not to bring his german sheppard. Those dogs were used by the Belgian police during the colonization and they were not used only to intimidate if you know what I mean. This faux-pas ruined his image.

The documentary Soul Power covers the music festival that was organized in parallel of the fight. Because Foreman hurt himself, they had to postpone the fight by one month. The story says Mobutu confiscated the passports and forced the people to stay in Zaïre to make sure the fight would actually take place. He, of course, used this historical event to further his political plans.

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Anyima wenda ikisha mu bupole.

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[Today in History] April 24th

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1990 – Forced by the circumstances, Mobutu allows multipartism.

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2016 – Papa Wemba passes away at age 67

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[Today in History] November 24th

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1964 – Rebellion ends in Zaire

1965 – Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire; Congo milt coup under Gen Mobutu, Pres Kasavubu overthrown

1966 – 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)

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[Today in History] November 3rd

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1969 – Congo president Mobutu visits Belgium

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[Documentary] Ce jour-là

Durée: 1h30
Langue: Français

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[Documentary] Mobutu, roi du Zaïre (1999)

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Citùpà 1 – La conquête du pouvoir

Citùpà 2 – Le maître du jeu

Citùpà 3 – La fin d’un règne

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[Documentary] Une mort de style colonial (2008)

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[Documentary] Moïse Tshombé, un visionnaire assassiné

Ce documentaire, datant, je pense, des années 75-80, traite principalement de la période de troubles suivant l’indépendance, de 1963 à 1969, notamment des tentatives de prise de pouvoir de Moïse Tshombe alors opposé à Mobutu.

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[Documentary] L’Afrique en Morceaux (2000)

La tragédie des Grands Lacs

Citùpà 1:

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[Documentary] Katanga Business (2009)

À regarder pour comprendre le business du minerai au Katanga, les investissements Chinois et autres.

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[Documentary] Les Héritiers de l’Afrique Noire

Ducumentaire de 1h45 expliquant la guerre du Congo suivi de plusieurs documents sur Mobutu et “48h à Kinshasa’.

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[Documentary] Kongo (2010)

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Ce documentaire, mélangeant animations et images d’archives,  couvre l’histoire du Congo depuis sa découverte par Duarte Lopes jusqu’àa l’avènement de Joseph Kabila… ***CERTAINES IMAGES PEUVENT CHOQUER***

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