Who killed Congo’s first elected Prime Minister and why was he killed? How involved was British Intelligence?
None of what hit the headlines today is news.
Here’s a passage from the novel Banana Pier published 2012
Robert Coulthard is in Berlin. He’s about 22 years old and he and Dinger have arrived at the Wannsee. Dinger is in great form, reminiscing about his time as a fresh young officer in 1960 when a serious young African is elected to lead the Republic of Congo’s Nationalist Party in government. Thirty-four, bloody young for a Prime Minister, don’t you think, son? Too bloody smart by half, isBell’s verdict. The ‘too bloody smart one’ was called Patrice Lumumba. Coulthard remembered because he thought it sounded like a girls’ name. Bell is whispering, All a mistake. Usual faction disputes, too bloody young! Course the Yanks were up in arms, bloody commies and…