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Title:The death of Dag Hammarskj÷ld
Author:Melber, HenningISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy (ISSN 1740-1720)
Volume:41
Issue:141
Pages:458-465
Language:English
Geographic terms:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Katanga
Zambia
Subjects:separatism
UN
traffic accidents
1961
air transport
About person:Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskj÷ld (1905-1961)ISNI
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2014.902810
Abstract:Dag Hammarskj÷ld, Secretary-General of the United Nations, died in a plane crash in September 1961 near Ndola in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) when trying to find a solution to the secession of Katanga and the Congo crisis. The circumstances of the crash, which took another 15 lives, remained suspicious. More than 50 years later, a newly initiated private investigation has collected more evidence, raising doubts that this was an accident. This briefing offers a summary background to Hammarskj÷ld's role in the Congo, introduces the initiative and presents the findings of the Hammarskj÷ld Commission. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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