Belgian Congo


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Congo, Belgian:

see Congo, Democratic Republic of theCongo, Democratic Republic of the,
formerly Zaïre
, republic (2005 est. pop. 60,086,000), c.905,000 sq mi (2,344,000 sq km), central Africa. It borders on Angola in the southwest and west, on the Atlantic Ocean, Cabinda (an Angolan exclave), and the Republic of
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Belgian Congo:

see Congo, Democratic Republic of theCongo, Democratic Republic of the,
formerly Zaïre
, republic (2005 est. pop. 60,086,000), c.905,000 sq mi (2,344,000 sq km), central Africa. It borders on Angola in the southwest and west, on the Atlantic Ocean, Cabinda (an Angolan exclave), and the Republic of
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Belgian Congo

a former name (1908--60) of (Democratic Republic of) Congo (sense 1)
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Not only do concerns exist about the potential for the migration of ground water off site and of Missouri River flood waters contaminated with radioactive Belgian Congo (K-65) residues, but the interrelationship of West Lake Landfill's radioactive wastes with the chemical toxins (present in the demolition and sanitary wastes of the I landfill's contiguous, non-radioactive "Operable Unit 2") is also of concern.
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The Golden Lion award for best pavilion went deservedly to Belgium for a fascinating study of Kinshasa, capital of the former Belgian Congo and now a post-colonial African city struggling to cope with the familiar problems of rising population and tottering infrastructure.
In 1908, the Congo Free State became a colony of the Belgian state and was renamed the Belgian Congo.
If the dark recesses of the Belgian Congo were a bit far for his great escape, then the leafy grounds of the zoo would have to do.
Author Pagan Kennedy's Black Livingstone: A True Tale of Century Congo recounts the life of William Sheppard, an African-American missionary who traveled to the Belgian Congo in 1890 and eventually became the first Westerner to gain significant access to the elusive Kuba kingdom, one of Africa's last dynasties.
They were supportive of Patrice Lumumba's political movement in Belgian Congo, and they felt he was a great man.
Casement, who championed the downtrodden, whether in Ireland or the Belgian Congo, was, of course, executed by the British for high treason; Selwyn and Bereyter committed suicide long after the war, like Paul Celan or Primo Levi.
It is the story of a renegade evangelical Baptist minister who takes his wife and four young daughters with him to bring the word of the Lord as he sees it to the Belgian Congo in 1959.
Should Great Britain be so disposed, "it could and would secure a monopoly over the Belgian Congo raw materials.
In The Poisonwood Bible, Kingsolver takes the reader to Africa through the minds of a family of five women and details the tragic results of western intervention in the former Belgian Congo.

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