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Daily LIFT #782


Patrice Lumumba speaking at the opening of the All-African Conference in Leopoldville, August 25, 1960 -- Daily LIFT #782


From the speech:


Ministers, dear fighters for the freedom of Africa, it is your duty to show the world and those who sneer at us that nothing can deter us from liberating Africa, which is our common aim. We can achieve this aim only in solidarity and unity. Our solidarity will have meaning only when it is boundless and when we are convinced that Africa's destiny is indivisible...
United by a single spirit, a single aspiration and a single heart, we shall turn Africa into a genuinely free and independent continent in the immediate future.
Long live African unity and solidarity!
Forward, Africans, to complete liberation!

Full speech: Speech at the opening of the All-African Conference in Leopoldville by Patrice Lumumba August 25, 1960

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