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Belgian king expresses deep regret for colonial past in Congo
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 04:46:11 -0400

Belgium's King Philippe expressed deep regret on Tuesday for the "suffering and humiliation" inflicted on the Democratic Republic of Congo during its 75 years under Belgian rule. Philippe's message in a letter to Congo President Felix Tshisekedi is the first such expression of regret for Belgium's colonial past by a reigning monarch, the royal palace said, although it stopped short of formally apologising. "I want to express my deepest regret for these past injuries, the pain of which is regularly revived by the discrimination that is still all too present read the full story...

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