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Democratic Republic of Congo since Independence

Independence and secessionist aspirations Only after unrest did Belgium introduce political reforms in 1959 and dismiss the colony under the name “République Démocratique du Congo” (Democratic Republic of the Congo; in contrast to Congo [Brazzaville], today’s Republic of the Congo, unofficially Congo [Léopoldville], from 1966 Congo [ Kinshasa]) rushed to independence on June 30, 1960… Read More »