[Today in History] December 27th

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1884 – Netherlands recognizes King Leopold II’s Congo Free State

1961 – Belgium & Congo resume diplomatic relations

[Today in History] December 19th

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1884 – Italy recognizes King Leopold II’s Congo Free State

BIRTHDAYS

1987 – Cédric Baseya, football player, is born in Brétigny-sur-Orge, France

[Today in History] December 16th

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1884 – Great Britain recognizes King Leopold II’s Congo Free State

[Today in History] December 9th

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1906 – NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo

[Today in History] November 8th

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1884 – German government recognizes King Leopold II’s Congo Free State

[Today in History] October 20th

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1908 – King Leopold II sells Congo to Belgium

Belgium’s King Leopold II: Worse Than Adolf Hitler? He Killed 10 Million Africans, Including Children In Congo.

[Today in History] September 19th

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CONGO

1903 – King Leopold II denies Belgian cruelty in Congo

[Documentary] White King, Red Rubber, Black Death (2004)

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[Today in History] July 3rd

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1890 – King Leopold II gives Congo to Belgium

[Documentary] Kongo (2010)

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Ce documentaire, mélangeant animations et images d’archives,  couvre l’histoire du Congo depuis sa découverte par Duarte Lopes jusqu’àa l’avènement de Joseph Kabila… ***CERTAINES IMAGES PEUVENT CHOQUER***

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