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CIA and the African Affair - depriving Africa of its promising leaders.

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has a history of interfering in the internal affairs of other African nations. In some cases, they do so under the guise of toppling dictators, and in others they seek to genuinely remove dictatorship, but for their own interests. 

The CIA's role was quite evident in the 1950s to 1960s when Africa was screaming for freedom. The CIA increased its efforts to deprive Africa of its bright leaders when African nations gained their independence. Where it functioned, it did, but there was anarchy where it did not.

The CIA brought nothing but trouble for African countries by robbing its leaders or propping up authoritarians.

In the case of Patrice Lumumba, the Democratic Republic of Congo had been fortunate to find itself under his leadership - a fierce and revolutionary leader. He was however inclined to Communist principles, something that the US had made clear it was totally against. 

Patrice Lumumba

After unsuccessful attempts to get rid of him, the CIA turned to Lumumba's opponents, supporting Mobutu Sese Seko and Joseph Kasavubu by supplying them with money and arms to fight Lumumba. CIA knew about the arrest, the torture. They even knew about the move by the government to take Lumumba to Katanga, the home of his sworn enemy where he met his death.

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and Nelson Mandela are two other notable promising leaders Africa has been deprived of.

Nelson Mandela

Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah believed that the success of African unity and industrialisation would have cemented the fact that African countries did not necessarily need White rule to be successful.

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