Belgian Congo


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Congo, Belgian:

see Congo, Democratic Republic of theCongo, Democratic Republic of the,
formerly Zaïre
, republic (2015 est. pop. 76,197,000), 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 (2015 est. pop. 76,197,000), 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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Cabinets of curiosity lined the walls of the rooms and inside them, under accumulating layers of dust, the arts and artefacts of Central Africa--mostly from the Belgian Congo (now the Democratic Republic of Congo)--were intermingled with animal parts in formaldehyde jars and balding stuffed animals.
Chapter 1 revisits the violence of Leopoldian Congo and follows its traces through the actors and actions of Belgian Congo. The middle four chapters explore moments in which African therapeutics and the efforts of the state collided.
The second one is also the largest one, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC in English and RDC in French, the former Belgian Congo or Zaire), which is also known as "Congo-Kinshasa", also due to the name of its capital city.
As it was, I was left wondering whether nervousness was quite as pervasive in the Belgian Congo as Hunt suggests.
Lecture by Sandrine Colard: Photography of the Colonial Bourgeois Home: The portrayal of the evolue in the 1950s in Belgian Congo Thursday 12 January
Accompanied by his son Kermit and 250 porters and guides, Roosevelt spent 11 months trekking 2,500 miles across British East Africa and into the Belgian Congo before heading back along the Nile and finishing in Khartoum.
A man's man, characterised by honesty, integrity, humility, diligence and a love of exuberant laughter; highly adventurous and of great courage, racing the death-defying Isle of Man motorcycle event; walking across the Sahara with a Taureg, recording urine osmolality along the trip; and being a military medical officer with the UN in the (then) Belgian Congo.
Later, an area of Central Africa became known from 1908 to 1960 as the Belgian Congo; it is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
He spent 16 years hunting in Kenya, Uganda, Abyssinia, Sudan, the Lado Enclave, French Ivory Coast, Liberia, French Congo, and the Belgian Congo. He became known as "Karamojo" Bell (sometimes spelled Karamoja) because of his safaris through the remote Karamoja wilderness area in northeastern Uganda.
Steve's first language is Swahili, the second is French, which he learned in the Belgian Congo schools, and his third is English, which he learned while living in the refugee camp.
In June 1960, Belgium granted independence to the Belgian Congo, one of its former colonies, and Lumumba was promptly elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, six months before he was murdered.
Following graduate studies at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas; Yale University, New Haven, and Hartford Seminary, Hartford, both Connecticut; and Ecole Coloniale in Brussels, Belgium, Maclin, with his wife, Alice, went as a Methodist missionary to Belgian Congo, where in the 1950s he was director of a teacher training institute and taught in the seminary at Mulungwishi.

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