DRC must learn from Lumumba during crisis

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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila. (Photo: AFP)
Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila. (Photo: AFP)

Cristiano D'Orsi

In 1960, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) gained independence from Belgium.

By 1965, it was the second most industrialised country in Africa after South Africa, boasting flourishing agricultural and mining sectors.

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