Managed to get to the age of…28 without hearing about this. Pretty grim, massively weird, but at the same time not so surprising. Weirdly fascinated by it…

a) what the thoughts are of people who’ve read into it?

b) if anyone knows where i can watch either the Storyville documentary about it (called Mobutu), or failing that the BBC documentary (Who Killed Lumumba)?

Never heard of him, I must admit. Glad I read the OP before making a pun. Will try to read this tomorrow.

Rarely as blatant as coming straight from the presidents mouth, but the USA have a long history of this since the 50s

The Poisonwood Bible is set in the Congo during Lumumba’s rise and assassination. Probably the most interesting thing about the book.