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Lumumba lives

After his murder in 1961, Patrice Lumumba immediately became a martyr of African independence. What is Lumumba's "political afterlives" nearly sixty years later?

A bloody scandal in Mali

The murder of more than 150 people in central Mali and the army's obvious failure to prevent it and potential complicity in it, is the genie that won't go back in the box.