DR Congo burial ceremony for Lumumba’s tooth

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An official burial ceremony is taking place on Thursday for the tooth of the Congolese independence leader Patrice Lumumba in the capital Kinshasa.

The relic is all that remains of the African country’s first prime minister, who was murdered in 1961 by separatist rebels in collusion with Belgian mercenaries.

His body was dissolved in acid but a Belgian police officer kept the tooth as a trophy.

It was returned to Mr Lumumba’s family last week at a ceremony in Brussels.

The tooth, in a coffin draped with the flag of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has since toured several parts of the country to allow people to pay their respects.


Source: BBC

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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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