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King of Belgium expresses regrets for colonial 'cruelty' in Congo I Al Jazeera

Discussion in 'History' started by AndrewvanZyl, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    King Philippe of Belgium has, for the first time in the country's history, expressed what he termed his 'deepest regrets' for Belgium's colonial rule over the Congo. He acknowledged that "acts of violence and cruelty" were committed, and that the wounds are still felt in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. His message was sent to President Felix Tshisekedi on the 60th anniversary of independence.
  2. Spoofer4114

    Spoofer4114 Lead commenter

    Words are cheap. What is he going to do to put right the wrongs?

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