Module 10B

Crisis in the Congo (Part 2)
30 minutes

Caught between a ruthless Cold War power struggle for control of the Congo's vast resources, and bitter internal political rivalries, Bunche and UN peacekeeping efforts are not enough to keep the newly independent nation from disintegrating. When Bunche sees he can no longer be of help, he returns to New York. Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba is assassinated and it is three years before the UN and Bunche can act to restore the country's original boundaries and install a legitimate government to replace that of the assassinated premier. Educators will find Crisis in the Congo Part 1 and 2 of particular value in courses dealing with economic imperialism.