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5 brutal actions of King Leopold II on people of Congo Free State

From 1885 to 1908, King Leopold II took over the Congo. He turned the nation into a money machine by…

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Africa

Interesting facts about the Niger River

The Niger River is West Africa's most important waterway. Third biggest in Africa and the 14th largest in the world.

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History

7 things that have not disappeared since the Middle Ages

We perceive the Middle Ages as one of the most unpleasant periods in the history of humankind: dirt, disease, hunger,…

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Africa

“Congo Commission must come to Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi”

The special Chamber committee that is looking into Belgium’s colonial past “should visit Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi and organize hearings…

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Africa

African wars history: The deadliest wars in Africa

Some African wars have become part of history, with scores of films and novels dedicated to them. Some conflicts, at…

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Africa

Interesting facts about the Congo River

While not the longest in Africa, the Congo River, however, is notable for its other features. It slowly rolls its…

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Africa

Why Congo changed its name several times? Story of “Congo-cake”

Congo has changed its name many times: Kingdom of Congo, Belgian Congo, Congo Leopoldville or Congo Free State, Zaire, and…

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Africa

Kinshasa police officer shoots student for not wearing a mask

A student was shot dead by a police officer in Kinshasa on Saturday. The agent accused the young man of…

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Africa

Evacuations in Goma for fear of new volcanic eruption, volcanologists head to Nyiragongo

In the eastern Congolese city of Goma, tens of thousands of people are fleeing for fear of a new volcanic…

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Africa

Hutu rebels deny murder of Italian ambassador in Congo

The Rwandan Hutu rebels of the FDLR (Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda) deny having anything to do with the…

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Africa

After Tunisia, violent fights in Congolese parliament – videos

Violence broke out in the Parliament of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They threw chairs and overturned tables on…

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Africa

Over 25 disappear great apes in Congo appear in Zimbabwe

The 26 great apes that disappeared from the Congo have been found alive and well in Zimbabwe.

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