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Paul Panda Farnana M'Fumu worked as an agricultural officer under the colonial government in the Congo. He was in Belgium on the outbreak of the First World War and fought with a corps of volunteers... [Item of the Day]
Villagers in Kwango and the palm oil plantation region of Kikwat, Belgian Congo, rose in revolt in June and July 1931. They repudiated all things European, including payment of taxes or use of... [Item of the Day]
On 29 May 1885, the Belgian King Leopold II sarcastically named his private colony in Central Africa 'Congo Free State' . He introduced a quota system for rubber production for the world market. ... [Item of the Day]
On 24 April 1966, Belgian communist youth marched through the streets of Brussels against imperialism in Congo. In Congo – the former Belgian colony that had become independent in 1960 – chaos... [Item of the Day]
Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of independent Congo, was soon to become the martyr of the radical independence movement in the Third World following his violent death on 17 January 1961.... [Item of the Day]