Belgian Congo


January 21, 2022

The Belgian Congo (French: Congo belge; Dutch: Belgisch-Congo) was a Belgian colony in Central Africa from 1908 until independence in 1960. After independence, the former colony adopted its current name, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in 1964.

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