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Maurin Picard is a French journalist and the author of a book on Dag Hammarskjold, "Ils ont tué Monsieur H?" ("They Killed 'Monsieur H.?' "), Seuil, 2019.

  •  April 14, 2022 
Six decades after the unexplained death of United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold and 15 other people in a plane crash in Central Africa, a new discovery in French government archives may bring researchers closer to the truth and answer a famous Cold War riddle: Who killed Hammarskjold? The discovery of an important clue happened …
  •  September 17, 2019 
Fifty-eight years ago, Dag Hammarskjold, the United Nations secretary-general at the time, set off on a perilous journey across the African heartland. Taking off at 4:51 P.M. from Léopoldville, in the capital of the newly independent Congo, he was due to meet the leader of the secessionist Katanga province. The venue chosen was Ndola, …

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