History of the Belgian Congo: Imperialism, Genocide & Atrocities

The Belgian Congo is often cited as one of the most brutal and exploitative colonial regimes in modern history. It stands as an extreme example of the cruelty of European rule in Africa for the sake of economic gain.

Belgium revisits the scene of its colonial shame

King Leopold II terrorised Congo. Now his descendant is there to help celebrate 50 years of independence

King Leopold's legacy of DR Congo violence

Of the Europeans who scrambled for control of Africa at the end of the 19th century, Belgium's King Leopold II left arguably the largest and most horrid legacy of all