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Belgium hands over tooth to family of Congo independence hero

Belgium hands over tooth to family of Congo independence hero

BELGIUM handed over a tooth, the only known remains of the murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba, to his family during a ceremony in Brussels. Lumumba became the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) first democratically elected prime minister after independence from Belgium in 1960 but alarmed the West with overtures to Moscow at the height of the Cold War. His government lasted just three months before he was overthrown and assassinated by a firing squad. His supporters and some historians accuse the CIA of having ordered his killing. His body was never found. A Belgian official handed a blue box…
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Belgium hands over tooth to family of DRC hero

Belgium hands over tooth to family of DRC hero

BELGIUM handed over a tooth, the only known remains of the murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba, to his family during a ceremony in Brussels. Lumumba became the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) first democratically elected prime minister after independence from Belgium in 1960 but alarmed the West with overtures to Moscow at the height of the Cold War. His government lasted just three months before he was overthrown and assassinated by a firing squad. His supporters and some historians accuse the CIA of having ordered his killing. His body was never found. A Belgian official handed a blue box…
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Kenyan-born athlete found murdered in town in country’s west

Kenyan-born athlete found murdered in town in country’s west

A Kenyan-born Bahraini athlete has been found dead in a town in the east African country's west and the runner's Ethiopian boyfriend is a suspect in her killing, police said. Damaris Muthee Mutua's murder follows the killing of another athlete in Kenya, Olympic runner Agnes Tirop, who was found stabbed to death at her home in the same town in October. The body of Mutua, 28, who holds dual Kenyan-Bahraini nationality, was found decomposing in a house in Iten, Tom Makori, the town's police commander, told Reuters. Her Ethiopian boyfriend was a suspect, he added. Iten, where both murders occurred,…
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Ethiopian migrant who became symbol of integration in Italy killed on her goat farm

Ethiopian migrant who became symbol of integration in Italy killed on her goat farm

AN Ethiopian migrant who became a symbol of integration in Italy, her adopted home, has been killed on her farm where she raised goats for her cheese business, according to the police. A Ghanaian employee on her farm in the northern Italian region of Trentino has admitted to killing Agitu Ideo Gudeta, 42, with a hammer and raping her, Italian news agency Ansa reported. The report could not immediately be confirmed. Gudeta had made her home in the mountains of Trentino's Valle dei Mocheni, making goat's cheese and beauty products in her farm La Capra Felice (The Happy Goat), which…
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