Module 10A

Crisis in the Congo (Part 1)
27 minutes

Crisis in the Congo (Part 1) focuses on events that take place during the tumultuous first 30 days of the Congo's independence. Within days of celebrating its independence on June 30, 1960, the Congo, a former Belgian colony fabulously rich in natural resources, is faced with mutiny and the threat of civil war. This module reveals the strategic importance of the Congo in the Cold War struggle and shows how Dr. Bunche and the United Nations attempted to deal with this politically charged, and highly dangerous, crisis.