Leopold II
Why are we having a go at the statues of Leopold II?

Onno Vandewalle writes about the movement in the country to pull down the statues of Leopold II, and examines the brutal history of colonization and exploitation in the Congo

A racist party and the sway of king Leopold’s ghost

A recent ‘African-themed party’ in Brussels shows that many Belgians have not reflected on or learnt from the lessons of their horrific past as a colonial power which was one of the most brutal eras in Africa history

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