Belgian campaigners want all King Leopold II statues removed

Belgian campaigners want all King Leopold II statues removed

Activists in Belgium have targeted statues of King Leopold II in several cities as part of the Black Lives Matter protest movement sweeping from the United States and into European nations. Protest actions in Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent were among those focused on the statues, which commemorate a king whose…

DRC: Commission to finalize plans for Etienne Tshisekedi burial

DRC: Commission to finalize plans for Etienne Tshisekedi burial

Congolese sources say there’s a new deal to complete the burial arrangements for longtime political opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who died in February 2017 in Brussels but 14 months later still has never had his remains repatriated to Democratic Republic of Congo. The Tshisekedi family, along with the Union for Democracy…