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Belgian king expresses 'deepest regrets' for brutal colonial rule
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Belgian king expresses 'deepest regrets' for brutal colonial rule

Published: June 30, 2020  |  5 min read, 1007 words
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Letter to Democratic Republic of the Congo president hailed as historic by Belgian media in Brussels and Africa correspondentTue 30 Jun 2020 07.22 EDTKing Philippe of Belgium has expressed his “deepest regrets” for acts of violence and brutality inflicted during his country’s rule of Congo, as the Democratic Republic of the Congo marks the 60th anniversary of its independence.The letter – to the DRC president, Félix Tshisekedi – has been described as historic in the Belgian media, as it is the first time a Belgian king has expressed regret for the country’s colonial past, although it stops... READ MORE
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