praedictus annuit dare eidem Ruberto Viaticum ut possit se conferre Lovanium
A wealth of geological data and maps was stored at the Kinshasa University of Lovanium
and at the Ministry of Mines.
The parliamentary meeting, which lasted some two weeks, took place in the university town of Lovanium, outside the capital city of Leopoldville, and its proceedings were supervised by United Nations' troops.
Several years after the events, The New York Times provided an intriguing description of the Lovanium conference and its aftermath:
A more recent account by Richard Mahoney generally corroborates the above and provides additional details about the CIA role at Lovanium, including Agency collaboration with UN personnel: CIA officers had `located an underground sewage tunnel leading into the sequestered conclave [at Lovanium] and began passing money destined for key legislators.
Hammarskjold refused to give in to American pressure, although Western powers were still able to work in tandem with a number of ONUC senior officials in ensuring that the 'moderate' Cyrille Adoula became Congo's new Prime Minister in August 1961, following the political and reconciliation talks held at Lovanium
University in Kinshasa.
He was later denied entry into Lovanium
University in Leopoldville, because only single students were admitted, and he was married.
The Centre for Nuclear Research (or the Centre de Recherches Nucleaires de Kinshasa) was established by the Americans at the University of Lovanium
(now University of Kinshasa) and entrusted to Luc Gillon, a Belgian Scheut missionary, as a thank-you to Belgium for having supplied the Hiroshima uranium to the Americans.