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Artist or CreatorIllingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-1979
Title or Caption[no caption]
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Published byDaily Mail
Date08 Aug 1960
FormatPhotograph
Embedded text or transcriptGhana
Katanga
Belgium
UN
Lumumba
Person DepictedNkrumah; Kwame (1909-1972)
Khrushchev; Nikita Sergeyevich (1894-1971)
Hammarskjold; Dag (1905-1961)
Lumumba; Patrice
Tshombe; Moise
NotesOn June 30th after 80 years of Belgian rule the independence of the Congo was declared. Congo's first Prime Minister was former postal clerk Patrice Lumumba. On 6th July Congoese army mutinied against Lumumba and all white settlers. On 8th all white army officers are dismissed. On 11th Congo's richest province, Katanga, declares independence under Moise Tshombe, a three-times bankrupt businessman. Katanga like the rest of the country was in chaos and Belgian paratroops were flown in. On 15th first UN troops arrived, on 28th UN chief Dag Hammarskjold arrived inLeopoldsville. On 3rd August Tshombe mobilised Katangan troops against the UN. On 8th Hammarskjold told the Belgian troops to leave Congo.
Subjectscrocodiles
giraffes
United Nations peacekeeping forces
pigs
jungles
colonialism
Ghana
Resemblance
Independence
elephants
snakes
wild animals
Congo
Russia
Police
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