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1903 – Roger Casement completes report about abuses in Belgian Congo.

‘Failure to meet the rubber collection quotas was punishable by death. Meanwhile, the Force Publique were required to provide the hand of their victims as proof when they had shot and killed someone, as it was believed that they would otherwise use the munitions (imported from Europe at considerable cost) for hunting.

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A Book To Make You Think

  I certainly recommend this book – Resurrection Science, Conservation, De-Extinction and the Future of Wild Things, by M. R. O’Connor.  The author gives 8 case studies in which she raises various scientific, economic, ethical, and philosophical points.   9 more words

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The Horror

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is one more of the Top 150 novels I can cross off my list.  It is an eerie, dark story told in the first-person by Marlow, a boat captain, who is sent into the dark recesses of Africa to rescue a man named Mr. 147 more words

Belgian Congo #142 (1932)

Belgian Congo (Congo Belge in French and Belgisch Congo in Dutch) was a colony of Belgium in central Africa from 1908 until independence as the Republic of the Congo ( 2,833 more words

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Salts of lemon is what you need

I’ve been sharing some helpful household hints… helpful that is if you were in the Congo in the 1940’s. I’m not sure many modern cookery and recipe books would contain helpful ways to manage your home; in ‘The Congo Cookery Book’, by Clare E. 416 more words

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