Belgian royal asks nation to apologize to DRC for past

June 18, 2020

According to AA News:

A member of Belgium’s royal family has asked the government to apologize for the mistreatment of the Congolese people during the colonial period…

Princess Marie-Esmeralda, the youngest child of King Leopold III and aunt of King Philippe of Belgium, said in an interview…that the Belgian government should take the initiative to apologize to the DRC for the crimes and abuses committed during colonization…

Esmeralda said she supports the destruction of statues of colonial figures… She said she hopes this aspect of history will also be taught from the point of view of Africans.

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