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Belgian king expresses 'deepest regrets' for DR Congo colonial abuses

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Belgian king expresses 'deepest regrets' for DR Congo colonial abusesThis is the first time a Belgian monarch has formally expressed remorse for what happened during the country's colonial rule. In a letter sent to President Tshisekedi and published in Belgian media, King Philippe praises the "privileged partnership" between the two nations...
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News video: King of Belgium expresses regrets for colonial 'cruelty' in Congo

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King of Belgium expresses 'deepest regrets' for 'acts of violence and cruelty' inflicted during colonial rule in Congo.

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Philippe of Belgium Philippe of Belgium Seventh king of the Belgians

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For the first time in the country's history, King Philippe acknowledged that acts of violence and cruelty were committed and the wounds are still raw in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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