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June 30th, 2010, 7:16 am

Patrice Lumumba history QuoteNo statement was released until three weeks later despite rumours that Lumumba was dead. His death was formally announced on Katangese radio when it was alleged that he escaped and was killed by enraged villagers. On January 18, panicked by reports that the burial of the three bodies had been observed, members of the murder team went to dig up the bodies and move them to a place near the border with Rhodesia for reburial. Belgian Police Commissioner Gerard Soete later admitted in several accounts that he and his brother led the first and a second exhumation. Police Commissioner Frans Verscheure also took part. On the afternoon and evening of January 21, Commissioner Soete and his brother dug up Lumumba's corpse for the second time, cut it up with a hacksaw, and dissolved it in concentrated sulfuric acid (de Witte 2002:140-143).[14] Only some teeth and a fragment of skull and bullets survived the process, kept as souvenirs. In an interview on Belgian television in a program on the assassination of Lumumba in 1999, Soete displayed a bullet and two teeth that he boasted he had saved from Lumumba's body.[14] De Witte also mentions that Verscheure kept souvenirs from the exhumation: bullets from the skull of Lumumba (de Witte 2002: 140).After the announcement of Lumumba's death, street protests were organised in several European countries; in Belgrade, capital of Yugoslavia, protesters sacked the Belgian embassy and confronted the police, and in London a crowd marched from Trafalgar Square to the Belgian embassy, where a letter of protest was delivered and where protesters clashed with police.[15]
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June 30th, 2010, 2:43 pm

katangappauper,did you read these books in English or in the original?
 
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June 30th, 2010, 3:15 pm

I have read it in french (so in original) and to be sincere it's a shame ...Hergé was well known to be a colonialist racist guy and you feel that in this book.Example here (in french)Some african associations sued the publisher of Tintin for that.
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July 1st, 2010, 8:26 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: Cuchulainndid you read these books in English or in the original?I have read some of them in French and some in English.Stuff is usually best in its original language
 
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July 4th, 2010, 10:33 am

Congo buries fuel blast dead
 
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November 4th, 2011, 8:56 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperembarrassing:there's a tintin movie out and the books are banned in the UK
 
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November 4th, 2011, 10:23 am

The book isn't banned - you can find it shrink-wrapped next to the batman and starwars comics (oops, 'graphic novels'). It's just not on the childrens' bookshelf next to the other Tintin books.
 
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November 4th, 2011, 10:32 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: MHillThe book isn't banned - you can find it shrink-wrapped next to the batman and starwars comics (oops, 'graphic novels'). It's just not on the childrens' bookshelf next to the other Tintin books.I guess that's one step up from being in black plastic next to the porn
 
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December 28th, 2011, 2:57 pm

The hunt for Mokele-mbembe
 
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New monkey identified
 
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September 13th, 2012, 8:30 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperNew monkey identified1. why they say "new"? it's not a new species, it's an species unknown so far2. she really looks like one of my profs back at the uni
 
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September 13th, 2012, 10:27 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperNew monkey identified1. why they say "new"? it's not a new species, it's an species unknown so far2. she really looks like one of my profs back at the uni2. she really looks like one of my profs back at the uni - classic.
 
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Democratic Republic of Congo 'should eschew Tintin'
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