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Tagged: Belgian Congo

Cold War Europe 1947 0

December 10, 1947 – The Wages Of Cold War – The Price Of Modern Living

Patrons get the audio for free: Become a Patron! News for this December 10th in 1947 was about the Cold War and the hotbeds of upheaval in this post-War world. The Paris strikes had calmed down, as a rift was forming between the French Communists and Moscow. Rumors of Communist...

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Africa In Transition – Interview With Sir Roy Walensky Of Rhodesia – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Africa In Transition – Interview With Sir Roy Walensky Of Rhodesia – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Sir Roy Walensky of Southern Rhodesia on Meet The Press – October 27, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the Independence movements in Africa began to gather steam, so too did concerns that violence would break out. Visions of a...

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Report On The Congo – February 24, 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS – Eyewitness To History w/Walter Cronkite – Report On The Congo – February 24, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As a reminder that independence movements are often bloody, endless and convoluted struggles, you only have to look at the...

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Soapy Goes To Africa – March 26, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Meet The Press – G. Mennen Williams – March 26, 1964 The ongoing turmoil/growing pains/strife that marked the African Independence Movement in the 1960s continues, to a degree, to this day. But in 1964 it was all pretty fresh. There was The...

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Situation: The Congo – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Eyewitness To History – The Congo – Feb. 24, 1960 When you realize the continent of Africa has been relatively free of colonial rule only within the past 60 years, the seemingly constant state of upheavals, overthrows, ethnic turmoil and political strife...