Belgian King Regrets Colonial ‘Humiliation’ in Landmark Congo Trip

Kin­shasa, Demo­c­ra­t­ic Repub­lic of the Con­go —  King Philippe of Bel­gium, in a his­toric vis­it to Con­go, said on Wednes­day that his coun­try’s rule over the vast cen­tral African coun­try had inflict­ed pain and humil­i­a­tion through a mix­ture of “pater­nal­ism, dis­crim­i­na­tion and racism.”  In a speech out­side Con­go’s par­lia­ment, Philippe ampli­fied remorse he first voiced two years…

Latest deadly Ebola virus outbreak in DR Congo declared over

The 12th Ebo­la out­break in the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Repub­lic of the Con­go (DRC), was declared offi­cial­ly over on Mon­day, just three months after the first case was report­ed in North Kivu, but it marks the end of the country’s fourth out­break of the dead­ly dis­ease in less than three years, said the World Health Orga­ni­za­tion (WHO).