Happy Belgium Day to our Belgian Coalition Members! Belgian Day commemorates the investiture of the first king 👑 of Belgium, Leopold I, in 1831. Belgium is a key member of our coalition and their contributions have greatly aided the fight against Daesh! #belgianday
Australia renamed the King Leopold mountain ranges Wunaamin Miliwundi to reflect traditional Aboriginal names used for the territory. A colonial explorer named the mountains in 1879 to honor the Belgian monarch who was responsible for brutally killing millions of Congolese.
@esmeraldadereth , great-grandniece of king leopold'>Belgian King Leopold II, says the country needs to honestly address its brutal colonial legacy that killed millions. "We have to talk about that," she says.
Australia renamed the King Leopold mountain ranges Wunaamin Miliwundi, replacing the name of a Belgian ruler known for his brutal colonization of Africa with traditional names used by indigenous people
In Belgium, which colonized Congo for decades, calls are growing to remove all statues of King Leopold II and change street names bearing his name. The former ruler is blamed for the death and mutilation of millions of people there in the late 19th century.
A statue of Belgium's King Leopold II was removed after it was torched and painted by anti-racism protesters. Up to 10 million people died in Congo after he colonized the region, many from famine, brutal crackdowns on rebels or forced labor on rubber plantations.
The King of Belgium has sent his "deepest regrets" to the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the "suffering" his nation inflicted while it colonized the region -- but stopped short of apologizing for his ancestor Leopold II's atrocities.
A 150-year-old statue of King Leopold II of Belgium, whose forces seized Congo in the late 19th century and ran an exploitative regime that led to the death of millions, was removed from a public square in Antwerp on Tuesday
Protesters right now a top King Léopold II statue in Brussels Protesters are shouting “murderer” and waving DRC flags Léoplold is accused of heinous crimes there, over a century ago Will what has happened in Bristol today be replicated elsewhere?
A colonial king's statue has been removed in Belgium after #BlackLivesMatter protests. Millions of people in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo were murdered under the reign of King Leopold II. Read more ➡ #BBCAfricaLive
Watch as a 150-year-old statue of King Leopold II of Belgium, whose forces seized Congo in the late 19th century and ran an exploitative regime that led to the deaths of millions, was removed from a public square in Antwerp on Tuesday. Read more.