Widow of Congo's assassinated independence-era hero dies

December 23, 2014 1:45 PM

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KINSHASA, Congo – Congo's government spokesman says the widow of Patrice Lumumba, the country's first prime minister whose assassination more than 50 years ago made him a liberation symbol worldwide, has died.

Lambert Mende said Pauline Opango Lumumba, 78, died in her sleep in Kinshasa on Tuesday.

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