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On December 24, 1884, the king pulled out his pencil once again. He was on the verge of losing to the French the area of the north of the Congo’s mouth, a region for which he had entertained great hopes and that he would surrender only with pain in his heart.
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In a book review last week, I mentioned that the uranium used to explode Hiroshima and Nagasaki (pictured above) came from the Belgian Congo. Today, I’ll look more at that through 591 mots de plus
By Adam Hochschild. Audiobook narrated by Geoffrey Howard.
King Leopold II is a common touchstone for the villainy of colonialism. For good reason: he pocketed fabulous wealth for himself, while the extraction of ivory and rubber from his personal colony ended around 10 million lives. 457 mots de plus
Dopo le prime due giornate era abbastanza complicato determinare le due qualificate del Gruppo C, dato che tutte e 4 le squadre avevano potenzialmente ancora la possibilità matematica di arrivare ai quarti di finale. 646 mots de plus
Terza giornata di Coppa d’Africa, e inizia il girone C. Se uno dei temi che ci regala la giornata è l’ennesimo flop di una nordafricana, dopo quelli di… 1 135 mots de plus
The latest African country which might block Internet access for political reasons is the Democratic Republic of the Congo (as opposed to the Republic of the Congo.) « Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have asked telecoms companies to block social media networks from Monday, apparently to thwart protests against plans by President Joseph Kabila to stay in power beyond the end of his mandate. »