[Today in History] December 27th


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

1961 – Belgium & Congo resume diplomatic relations

[Today in History] December 19th


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


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

[Today in History] December 16th


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

[Today in History] December 9th



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

[Today in History] November 8th


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

[Today in History] October 20th


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.

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King Leopold II, hacked off the wrists of Congolese men for failing to bring the quantity of Ivory and rubber he wants per day. Despite this horrible crime, Belgium named streets and built statues to honor him.

BRUSSELS, April 29, 2014 – The scope of the media is rapidly changing, becoming significant part of our modern civilization. Articles we don’t often read are now surfacing in the media, in the name of democracy and freedom of speech, defining trait of how integrated our social interactions have become.

The Diplomatic Aspects Newspaper’s Editor, Magda Cristina Butucea, interviews Joel Savage, a brave freelance journalist and author, residing in Belgium.

Magda: How and when did you become a journalist?

Joel: If journalism could be hereditary, then I inherited it from my father. Justin Savage was one of the well known journalists serving Guinea Press, now Ghanaian Times, in Kwame Nkrumah’s era…

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[Today in History] September 19th



1903 – King Leopold II denies Belgian cruelty in Congo

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



[Today in History] July 3rd


1890 – King Leopold II gives Congo to Belgium

[Documentary] Kongo (2010)


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***