I was the only foreign correspondent with Lumumba in Stanleyville in 1960.
The honourable among the Belgian officials in the Congo and many other Belgians there knew that the Belgian Government had fostered a civil war in Luluabourg and planned to get rid of Lumumba because he was the only person capable of holding the Congo together after Independence. The Western economic interests wanted the Congo to break apart after Independence so they could reclaim the profit-making parts such as Katanga.
Many original documents and photographs from Stanleyville and from the civil war in Luluabourg can be seen at http://dlwaldron.com/lumumba_contents.html
There is a comprehensive itemized statement by Lumumba of his policies, written for me, with my Kodachrome of Lumumba composing that document.
I can say absolutely that Lumumba feared Russia and that he asked Eisenhower to provide urgent training in administration for the personnel of the future government of the Congo. Instead Eisenhower allowed the American government, in operation Zaire Rifle, to be involved in Lumumba's assassination.
Blow are links to pages containing my newspaper headline stories, photographs, and the related documents from 1960, with commentaries by me 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 I exposed, and my escape from the South African secret police with the data on the real cost of mining gold
THE CONGO & AFRICA
articles and commentaries by D'Lynn Waldron ©
D'LYNN WALDRON'S PHOTOS AND SKETCHES OF AFRICA
Lumumba, the assassinated first Prime Minister of the Congo.
........Lumumba in Stanleyville- D 'Lynn Waldron's 1960 headline story
........D'Lynn Waldron's commentary on this written in 2001
........Lumumba's telegram regarding troops being brought in, etc.
........D'Lynn Waldron's commentary on her time in the Congo written in 2001
........Lumumba's typed statements on his policies for the Congo with D'Lynn Waldron's handwritten questions
........Patrice Lumumba's statements on his policies for the Congo in D'Lynn Waldron's handwritten interview notes
........Lumumba's statements about the Belgian Admin and General Janssens in Stanleyville (document is a VERY large file!)
........Cable with Lumumba's statements sent by D'Lynn Waldron and not published by Scripps-Howard Newspapers
........Messages carried between Lumumba and General Janssens by D'Lynn Waldron with Lumumba's handwritten comments
.......D'Lynn Waldron's report on conflict between General Jannsens and Patrice Lumumba
.......Refusals of Belgian Administration to transmit D'Lynn Waldron's press cables about Lumumba
.......TIME Magazine's slanders of Patrice Lumumba May 1960
......D'Lynn Waldron's cable to American Consulate in Uganda about hitch hiking out of Congo through Ruanda Urundi
........A GALLERY OF PICTURES OF PATRICE LUMUMBA
........Response to a reader asking why Lumumba was assassinated
.......Raoul Peck's movie "Lumumba" a discussion by D'Lynn Waldron
.......Ludo De Witt's book "The Assassination of Lumumba" a brief review by D'Lynn Waldron
.......E-Mail with historical data concerning her father and family from Dorothee Gizenga
THE TRIBAL WAR IN THE KASAI.
.........The Tribal War In Luluabourg- D'Lynn Waldron's 1960 headline story
.........Kasai section of D'Lynn Waldron's book "Secret in the Heart of Darkness"
........Henry N. Taylor killed filling in for D'Lynn Waldron in Luluabourg the Congo
........Journeys on the Congo and Kasa i Rivers
D'LYNN WALDRON'S ESCAPE FROM SOUTH AFRICA