The coffin of slain Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba returns to his homeland today for an emotionally charged tour and burial, more than six decades after his assassination. The AFP news agency reports that a plane will take Lumumba’s last remains — a tooth that ex-colonial power Belgium handed over to his family on Monday — from Brussels to Kinshasa for a nine-day trip around the Democratic Republic of Congo. The remains will be laid to rest in a mausoleum in the capital Kinshasa on June 30, following three days of national mourning.