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SNAPSHOT IN HISTORY – THE LESSONS OF THE HUMILIATION AND MURDER OF PATRICE LUMUMBA

By Eugene Makai You have read and heard a lot about the turmoil in Congo 🇨🇩 in the 1960s and the coup against, capture and subsequent murder of its first Prime Minister Patrice Émery Lumumba on 17th January, 1961. The underlying cause of this is hardly emphasized enough. Putting it bluntly it is Western CorporateContinue reading “SNAPSHOT IN HISTORY – THE LESSONS OF THE HUMILIATION AND MURDER OF PATRICE LUMUMBA”

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Belgium King to visit Congo DR

Belgium’s King Philippe on Tuesday begins a historic visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a region cruelly exploited by his ancestors. The six-day trip, at the invitation of President Felix Tshisekedi, comes two years after Philippe expressed to the Congolese leader his “deepest regrets” for the “wounds” of colonisation. The visit, the monarch’sContinue reading “Belgium King to visit Congo DR”

NATO Allies boost support to Ukraine🇺🇦

NATO Allies are boosting their political and practical support to Ukraine as it continues to defend itself against Russia’s full-scale invasion. Thousands of anti-tank weapons, hundreds of air-defence missiles and thousands of small arms and ammunition stocks are being sent to Ukraine. Allies are also providing millions of euros worth of financial assistance and humanitarianContinue reading “NATO Allies boost support to Ukraine🇺🇦”

Uganda Withdraws International Coffee Organization

Uganda, Africa’s largest coffee exporter, has blamed its withdrawal from the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) agreement on what it said are unfair tariffs and other barriers that restrict export of processed coffee to Europe and elsewhere. “The importing countries impose escalating tariffs and restrictions on imports of value-added coffee,” the the state-run Uganda Coffee DevelopmentContinue reading “Uganda Withdraws International Coffee Organization”