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Prelude: Leopold and Congo

“So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do.” 494 more words

Belgian Congo

Henry Morton Stanley

On March 21, 1871, Henry Morton Stanley began his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone. Stanley was a Welsh-American journalist and explorer who was famous for his exploration of central Africa. 2,823 more words


Batetela Drummers of Belgian Congo

The history and culture of the African continent has long fascinated me, particularly the 19th century colonial “Scramble for Africa.” This was due in equal parts to obtaining my mother’s childhood stamp collection when I was around 10 years old and my dad introducing me to the works of L. 969 more words


The Scramble for Africa

During the mid-1800s Africa was largely unknown and unexplored by Europeans but between 1880 and 1914 European nations competed among themselves to divide Africa up as colonial possessions. 150 more words

Nationalism & Imperialism

Introduction to Imperialism & Atrocity in the Congo

Today we will look at imperialism and review a short powerpoint. During the 1800s European countries began to dominate territories in Africa and Asia. The competition for overseas colonies became intense between the nations of Europe. 301 more words

Nationalism & Imperialism

The Kibaka of Buganda and World War 1

Looking up something on Uganda’s involvement in World War 1, I noticed the date 5 August 1914 and on closer investigation saw it was the day the Kibaka assumed full powers as ruler. 1,308 more words


#OTD in 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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