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Dag Hammarskjöld, the Swedish aristocrat and U.N. diplomat, who died mysteriously in September 1961.

In 1960, the Congo split in two. It was the first of many conflicts that have wracked the nation since. And it was driven by the desire of its native citizens for democracy and equal rights.

Belgium had ruled over the Congo for decades. Its aim was to extract as much wealth as it could from one of the most naturally rich nations on earth. Rubber. Copper. Palm oil. Uranium. Diamonds. Gold. Cobalt.

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