'My father fought for the independence of our country'
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DR Congo at 60: Patrice Lumumba 'fought for the independence'

Patrice Lumumba became the Democratic Republic of Congo’s first elected prime minister after the nation’s independence from Belgian colonisers on 30 June 1960.

Only a few months into his role, he was assassinated. Since then Lumumba has become a national hero in DR Congo and an icon in Pan-Africanism.

As DR Congo celebrates 60 years in independence we spoke to his only daughter, Juliana Lumumba, about her father's legacy.

Produced by Elodie Nicole Toto and Joice Etutu

  • 30 Jun 2020