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Film: Death in Geneva: The Poisoning of Felix Moumié

March 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

On November 3rd, 1960, Félix Moumié, the famous independence fighter of Cameroon, also called Cameroon’s Lumumba, died in Geneva. An agent of the French secret services poisoned him. His body was transferred to Conakry, Guinea, where it was embalmed and secured in a sarcophagus. To this day, Cameroon authorities refuse to bury one of his great sons in his own country.

The film, Death in Geneva: The Poisoning of Felix Moumié looks critically at France’s dirty war in Cameroon and investigates in minute detail the evidence of Moumié’s murder and the reactions of both French and Swiss authorities. As it does so, viewers accompany Marthe Moumié in her attempt to learn the truth about the murder of her husband and to obtain his rehabilitation.

Come to this free showing of the film followed by a panel discussion about its relevance to today’s struggle in Cameroon,  particularly for the marginalized English-speaking Africans in the country and the growing youth led resistance movement against the neo-colonial situation.

Please register to let us know we can expect you.

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies, Global Partnership for African Development (GPAD, and Pan-African Community Action (PACA).


March 16, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Netfa Freeman, IPS


Institute for Policy Studies
1301 Connecticut Avenue NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
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