Belgian Congo

The Belgian Congo (French: Congo Belge; Dutch: Belgisch-Kongo) was the formal title of present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between King Leopold II’s formal relinquishment of his personal control over the state to Belgium on 15 November 1908, and Congolese independence on 30 June 1960.

Read more about Belgian Congo:  Congo Free State, 1884–1908, Belgian Colony, 1908–1960, Colonial Economic Policy, Civilising Mission, Resistance and Voices of Dissent, Towards Independence: 1945-1960, Belgian Congo After 1960, Governors-General

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