Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dispatches from the Congo: The rise and rise of Dan Gertler

From officials in the US administration to the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, Gertler was able to rally powerful allies to speak on his behalf.

Right-wing banker Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuador’s presidency and other stories

Today we look at Ecuador’s presidential election results, protests following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in the US, reports of Israel’s role in the blackout at an Iranian nuclear site, hunger strike by detained Hirak protesters in Algeria, and the ties between Israeli businessman Dan Gertler and the DRC

Assassination of Congolese independence leader and revolutionary Patrice Lumumba

The United States and Belgium led counter revolutionary forces carried out the assassination.

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