Connect with us

Belgium

Ludo De Witte says that Belgium has been involved in more political assassinations than it was thought

Belgium is responsible for not one, but two major political murders in Africa in the 1960s, concludes a Belgian researcher. Belgium also had a part in the assassination of the Prime Minister of Burundi, according to Ludo De Witte.

He has already revealed his country’s involvement in the liquidation of Congolese prime minister Patrice Lumumba in January 1961.

Congo and Burundi were colonies of Belgium, but in the early sixties chose prime ministers who wanted to separate the countries from their colonizer. That was far too fast for Belgium. The Burundian Prime Minister Louis Rwagasore also had to pay with his death in October 1961, says De Witte after New Archive research. The highest official of the colonial administration gave political opponents of Rwagasore-front men of Belgium – the green light for the murder, de Witte wrote from Conversation reports. Resident Robert Regnier said that the prime minister should be eliminated and promised Rwagasore’s enemies that they would get away with it. According to the researcher, the perpetrators acted so carelessly that they seemed to count on it.

Belgium acknowledged responsibility for Lumumba’s death in 2002 and apologized.

Newsletter Signup

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More than 3,300 Covid-19 patients in hospitals, 656 in ICU

Belgium

Fuse discotheque acts after account of possible rape

Brussels

Half of French-speaking Belgians can’t afford necessary healthcare

Belgium

Policeman in danger of losing his sight after ammonia attack

Brussels

Newsletter Signup

Copyright © Brussels Post News

Newsletter Signup