In 1960, the winds of change set free an African giant of nation with the potential for playing a leadership role in the resurrection
of Africa from the death of colonial and apartheid exploitation. However, the author argues, the West under the leadership of the
United States of America, taking advantage of the inherent weaknesses of the United Nations Organization, and a vain corrupt and
obsequous Congolese leadership, re-enslaved Zaire and rendered her natural resources the private vineyard of her exploiters, and
her foreign policy not only irrelevant to, but subversive of Africa’s mobilization of her frontline states for the final battle against the
racist regime in South Africa. The actions and valuable testimonies of the now late, but Key
actors Minister Patrice Lumumba, Secretary-General Gag Hammarskjold
and U. Thant, Presidents D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Kwame Nkrumah, Sekou Toure, Jomo Kenyatta and Colonel Nassar; the
massive documentation of UN proceedings at the United Nations; the prolific coverage of Congolese affairs by journalists; the
various competing views of leading international scholars and statemen; and the dynamics of successful liberation revolution in
Vietnam, Cuba, Algeria, Angola, Mozambique, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, etc.- provide the backdrop against which the author
has hamered out a thorough and incisive analysis of the Zairean experience in the context of the liberation of Southern Africa in
particular, provides statesmen, scholars, students and others who are interested in the work of the United Nations, in African affairs  and in international relations generally, an invaluable African perspective. in the early chaotic events of the sixties in Zaire – Prime and of the African Revolution in general. This book and forceful

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