What Really Happened in the Congo: Belgium’s ‘Heart of Darkness’
Leopold famously said when he was forced to hand over the Congo Free State to the Belgian nation: “I will give them my Congo but they have no right to know what I have done there,” and proceeded to burn archives.
Did y’all know about this?
There were also the “concentration” read: death camps, and the people of Congo being forced into the dessert without food and water to die. Disgusting.
Hoprrific stuff. I’ve just finsihed reading “The Poisonwood bioble” which touches on this, and I’ve read the book “Blood River” by Tim Butcher - recommended. What happened - and still happens - in Africa driectly as a result of the west makes my blood boil. I got into a row with the office Tory boy about the “British Empire” recently. He was surprised there were people who didn’t think it was a good thing