The Democratic Republic of Congo rid itself of European colonisers, but their legacy and misrule still haunts the country.
Belgium has started facing its colonial past by removing tributes to King Leopold II in its cities, who is widely seen as contributing to the murder of at least 10 million people in what is today’s Democratic Republic of Congo.
The assassination was a disaster not only for the Democratic Republic of Congo, but for the entire African continent. More than half a century later, its shockwaves still reverberate.
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