REBLOGGING THIS BECAUSE I GET THIS WRONG EVERY TIME
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?
This is the truth about the history of Congo. Me being Congolese myself, I realize that many people do not know the true history of my country and the issues embedded far beneath the surface of what most see.