Belgium’s King Philippe on Tuesday begins a historic visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a region cruelly exploited by his ancestors.
The six-day trip, at the invitation of President Felix Tshisekedi, comes two years after Philippe expressed to the Congolese leader his “deepest regrets” for the “wounds” of colonisation.
The visit, the monarch’s first to the DR Congo since ascending the throne in 2013, has been billed as a chance for reconciliation after the atrocities and other abuses committed under Belgian colonial rule.
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Source: DW Africa