Ludo De Witte (1956) is a sociologist and author. He wrote, amongst others, De moord op Lumumba (1999), Wie is bang voor moslims? ('Who is afraid of Muslims?') (2004) and Huurlingen, geheim agenten en diplomaten ('Mercenaries, secret agents and diplomats') (2014). He also cooperated on TV documentaries about the Congolese crisis, for Flemish public broadcaster VRT (1999), German broadcaster ARD (2000) and BBC (2000).

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Ludo De Witte

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Mercenaries, secret agents and diplomats

  • Conflict
  • International
  • Organised crime
  • Politics

In 1964 some 2000 hostages were saved out of the hands of Congolese rebels by Belgian para troopers. But the events behind that success story paved the way for the autocratic regime of President Mobutu.