Congolese Minster Demands Reparations From Belgium

There’s some interesting news coming out of the Democratic Republic of Congo that I had to share. The following information is from Yeni Şafak.

Following the supposed-apology from Belgium’s King Philippe for their colonization of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Minister Andre Lite of Human Rights is demanding reparations for the country’s victims. The minister advised that the regrets of some Belgium officials regarding the abuse of the past are not enough. He stated the following:

“The regrets of certain Belgian officials will never be enough in the face of their obligation to grant reparations to the victims of colonization and their relatives. It is contradictory or illogical to claim to be part of the respectful state and pretend not to know anything about serious crimes that were committed in the past.

Although the horizon seems to be getting darker, after so many years of both denial of truth and the reparations to which our country is entitled from Belgium, our determination to achieve it remains intact.”

This is the only kind of energy I want to see from African leadership; unapologetic and to-the-point.

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Until Next Time…

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