Burundi Demands Reparations from Belgium and Germany

There’s some interesting news coming out of the continent that I have to share. The following information comes from Bloomberg.

The East African country of Burundi is demanding $43 billion in reparations from Belgium and Germany. They want Belgium and Germany to return archival material and other stolen artifacts taken between 1899 and 1962. Europe’s colonial rule over Burundi did major harm to the nation, and many of today’s challenges stem from the decree by Belgian King Albert I. Historian and doctoral researcher at Lausanne University, Aloys Batungwanayo, advised the following:

“It is this decree that has led to conflicts in Burundi and the region because some of the population was excluded from the ruling class because of the decree.”

The justice claim owed to African people is no longer a covert conversation, and I love it.

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Until Next Time…

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