Patrice Lumumba being welcomed at Brussels airport in 1960. He was murdered the following year. File photo: AFP
Patrice Lumumba being welcomed at Brussels airport in 1960. He was murdered the following year. File photo: AFP
Africa

Belgium returns Congo independence hero Patrice Lumumba’s tooth to family

  • The single tooth was the only known remains of the murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba
  • Lumumba’s murder in 1961 – and Belgian control of the Congo – have been enduring sources of pain between the two countries