Congo Genocide Museum

Congo Genocide Museum Congo Genocide Museum is a non-profit organization whose objective is to bring to light the genocide committed in Congo between 1885-1908 by Belgium.

The Congolese Holocaust


Between 1885-1912, in what was called the “Congo Free State” (now The Democratic Republic of the Congo), King Leopold II of Belgium and his colonial administration and its policies killed an estimated 3 to 30 million Congolese people. King Léopold II (1835 - 1909) occupied the Belgium throne from 1865 until his death in 1909. He is primarily remembered as the personal own

The Congolese Holocaust


Between 1885-1912, in what was called the “Congo Free State” (now The Democratic Republic of the Congo), King Leopold II of Belgium and his colonial administration and its policies killed an estimated 3 to 30 million Congolese people. King Léopold II (1835 - 1909) occupied the Belgium throne from 1865 until his death in 1909. He is primarily remembered as the personal own

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Mireille-Tsheusi Robert of Bamko-Cran, a Brussels-based anti-racism group, says the Museum of Central Africa in Belgium ...
02/15/2019
Belgium’s Museum of Africa Tries to Fight Images of Colonialism

Mireille-Tsheusi Robert of Bamko-Cran, a Brussels-based anti-racism group, says the Museum of Central Africa in Belgium has not gone far enough in regard to telling the truth regarding what Leopold did in Congo. #congogenocide

The small European country controlled large parts of Central Africa from the early 1900s to the 1960s. During colonial rule, millions of Africans died from disease, starvation and violence.

Some early reports regarding the reopening of the museum are in.  Here's one from "Daily Nation".  More to follow. #cong...
12/08/2018
Belgium museum haunted by brutality in Africa

Some early reports regarding the reopening of the museum are in. Here's one from "Daily Nation". More to follow. #congogenocide

There is a renewed European debate about returning stolen artefacts.

King Philippe of Belgium, whose royal ancestor Leopold II founded Belgium's African colony and exploited it as a persona...
12/05/2018
Belgian king skips re-opening of 'looted' Africa museum

King Philippe of Belgium, whose royal ancestor Leopold II founded Belgium's African colony and exploited it as a personal private venture, will not attend the Museum for Central Africa's reopening on 9 December, 2018. #congogenocide

[BRUSSELS] The king of the Belgians will not attend the re-opening of his country's notorious Africa Museum, for fear of being dragged into the debate about the continent's looted treasures. Read more at The Business Times.

The return of central African artifacts.  #reparations https://www.newtimes.co.rw/news/rwanda-confirms-belgium-willing-r...
10/03/2018
Rwanda confirms Belgium willing to return archives

The return of central African artifacts. #reparations
https://www.newtimes.co.rw/news/rwanda-confirms-belgium-willing-return-archives

News Rwanda confirms Belgium willing to return archives By James Karuhanga Published : September 30, 2018 Twitter Facebook Email Whatsapp linkedin Google+ More Share this article Twitter Facebook Email Whatsapp linkedin Google+ Royal Museum for Central Africa in Belgium. Net photo. Twitter Facebook....

Belgium's human zoos the site of the Royal Museum of Central Africa. https://face2faceafrica.com/article/museum-built-on...
08/29/2018
Museum built on Congo human zoo site to be reopened as Belgium assesses colonial past - Face2Face Africa

Belgium's human zoos the site of the Royal Museum of Central Africa.

https://face2faceafrica.com/article/museum-built-on-congo-human-zoo-site-to-be-reopened-as-belgium-assesses-colonial-past

In 1958, a group of Congolese men, women, and children were bundled to Brussels, Belgium for a World’s Fair that featured a Congolese Village. The exhibition called the Kongorama was a way for Belgium to show its connection with the Congo (now DR Congo). It displayed items under various themes inc...

This should be very interesting.  The much maligned Royal Museum of Central Africa will finally reopen in December 2018 ...
08/27/2018
The Royal Museum of Central Africa: an ethnographic museum

This should be very interesting. The much maligned Royal Museum of Central Africa will finally reopen in December 2018 after closing for five years in order to revamp its approach, methodology, perspective, message, narrative, etc. We shall see. Funny how two white guys are being interviewed about how they included the Congolese into the equation this time. #congomuseum #congogenocide
https://tlmagazine.com/the-royal-museum-of-central-africa-an-ethnographic-museum-gets-contemporary/

Guido Gryseels, Director General and Bruno Verbergt, Director of The Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren, talk about the re-opening in December 2018.

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