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Commentator Kenneth Wiwa talks about Belgium's public apology for its part in the 1961 assassination of Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba. Lumumba was a promising young leader, as the Congo was emerging from colonial rule. Wiwa says Lumumba's murder has come to symbolize the death of African aspirations, and that the more failures Africa has experienced, the more appealing Lumumba has become.

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