The CIA’s failure to account for African tragedies

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Congolese independence leader Patrice Lumumba was assassinated by firing squad on January 16 1961. Photo: Keystone / Hulton Archive / Getty Images
Congolese independence leader Patrice Lumumba was assassinated by firing squad on January 16 1961. Photo: Keystone / Hulton Archive / Getty Images

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In 1958, a year after it achieved independence from colonial rule, Ghana hosted a conference of African leaders, the first such gathering to take place on the continent.

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