D.R.Congo: History repeats itself

Black Looks has a long essay on the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on the eve of general elections there, sparking debate in the comments section. The current situation can be traced back to the exploitation of the country's resources–especially mining–by King Leopold of Belgium beginning in 1882. This, writes Sokari, led to the dispossession of all land by the indigenous people of the Congo. “Two regions, the Katanga and Kivu provinces most affected by the above distribution of land have also been the most affected by war and conflict throughout the history of Congo.”

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