Patrice Lumumba: The Life and Legacy of the Pan-African Politician Who Became Congo's First Prime Minister
Patrice Lumumba: The Life and Legacy of the Pan-African Politician Who Became Congo's First Prime Minister3.5 6 5 Author: Charles River Editors Narrator: David Bernard
It was in the nature of Belgium’s withdrawal from Africa that power was essentially handed over to the first in line to receive it. Very little of the careful preparation that characterized the British withdrawal from Africa was evident in Congo, in major part due to the fact that the Belgian system of administration allowed for no phased entry of Congolese employees into the executive level, so there was no one trained or experienced in running a government who was in a position to take over from the departing Belgians. The same, indeed, was true in the armed forces.
As it turned out, the first in line to take power was a tall, stern-featured ideologue by the name of Patrice Lumumba. Though he was still just 35, his life story was already one full of ideology, politics, and chaos, and things would only get more turbulent once he became the Congo’s leader. Patrice Lumumba: The Life and Legacy of the Pan-African Politician Who Became Congo’s First Prime Minister looks at one of the most important African leaders of the 20th century.
More information about the audiobook:Publisher: Charles River Editors
Length: 1H 50Min
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