Belgium still calls the shots in Congo

Belgium still calls the shots in Congo


Having lived in Belgium for 18 years, I figured it was time to start learning about the country’s colonial past. Or should I say present? 

My research is at an early stage but it has led to an unavoidable conclusion: the Belgian elite still behaves as if it calls the shots in Congo.

The French-language magazine Marianne recently published the names of 10 men implicated in the 1961 assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the first Congolese prime minister after its independence. &...


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