-CLICK HERE TO SEE BOTH PAGES OF THE TELEGRAM AND ANOTHER PICTURE OF LUMUMBA
In the spring of 1960, I was the only foreign correspondent covering Patrice Lumumba in Stanleyville just before Independence, and as such and an American, I became Lumumba's confidant and the one he entrusted to mediate between himself and the Belgian administration and to get the word to Eisenhower and the American people that he was absolutely not a Communist, that he feared Russia, that he admired America, and that he wanted President Eisenhower to have his people come to America for a crash course in administration before Independence.
- Lumumba had me mediate between himself and the Belgian authorities, and when General Janssens brought in Congolese soldiers from a distant, hostile tribe to control Stanleyville, a war of telegrams and confiscated newspapers followed.
- I took the above photograph of Lumumba on the day of the demonstrations in which, as part of the flotilla of forty-man perogues, Lumumba and I shot the Stanley Rapids of the Congo River down to Stanleyville. My published photographs taken in the rapids can be seen on the Lumumba page of this site.
- I gave a print of this photograph of Lumumba to Prime Minister Nehru of India when I was a guest in Nehru's home, and Nehru framed it.
-You will find click-throughs to the Lumumba and other Congo and Africa materials below.
Articles and Commentaries by D'Lynn Waldron ©1960-2006
Lumumba, the assassinated first Prime Minister of the Congo
|Below are links to pages containing D'Lynn Waldron's newspaper headline stories, photographs, and the related documents from 1960, with commentaries by D'Lynn Waldron written in after 2000. The subjects covered with original documents on this web site include: Lumumba in Stanleyville and his real attitude towards America and Russia, the secret cannibal war in the Kasai fostered by the Belgian government to sabotage the upcoming independence, which D'Lynn Waldron exposed, and D'Lynn's escape from the South African secret police with the data on the real cost of mining gold
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THE CONGO & AFRICA
articles and commentaries by D'Lynn Waldron ©2006
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D'LYNN WALDRON'S PHOTOS AND SKETCHES OF AFRICA
Lumumba, the assassinated first Prime Minister of the Congo.
THE TRIBAL WAR IN THE KASAI.
D'LYNN WALDRON'S ESCAPE FROM SOUTH AFRICA