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Congo Free State #24 (1894)

The Congo Free State (État indépendant du Congo,  meaning “Independent State of the Congo”, in French, or Kongo-Vrijstaat in Dutch) was a large state in Central Africa from 1885 to 1908, which was in personal union with the Kingdom of Belgium under Leopold II. 7,065 more words


King Leopold II and The Congolese Genocide

Today, we will talk about Leopold II, the Belgian King, who killed millions of Congolese. Most people know about Hitler. Before Hitler, there was… 92 more words

Great Moments

Ruanda-Urundi #38 (1931)

Ruanda-Urundi was a territory in the African Great Lakes region, once part of German East Africa, which was ruled by Belgium between 1916 and 1962. Occupied by the Belgians during the East African Campaign during World War I, the territory was under Belgian military occupation from 1916 to 1922 and later became a Belgian-controlled Class B Mandate under the League of Nations from 1922 to 1945. 836 more words

Stamp Issuers

African American Hero: William Shepherd

Today you will read about the atrocities in the Congo under King Leopold and the actions of a little known African American hero who served as a missionary in the Congo. 148 more words

The Poisonwood Bible - by Barbara Kingsolver (1998) part 2

I’ve just finished reading “The Poisonwood Bible”, and am listening to the quietness of our house now. It’s a strange feeling, coming back to the here and now after being totally immersed in a novel of the Congo that spanned thirty years, starting in 1959. 323 more words

Fiction (all Types)

The Poisonwood Bible - by Barbara Kingsolver (1998), part 1

This book really could have been entitled: “How NOT To Be A Missionary”. Almost from the first page, Nathan Price is blundering badly at every step. 247 more words

Fiction (all Types)