1884 – Netherlands recognizes King Leopold II’s Congo Free State
1961 – Belgium & Congo resume diplomatic relations
1884 – Italy recognizes King Leopold II’s Congo Free State
1987 – Cédric Baseya, football player, is born in Brétigny-sur-Orge, France
King Leopold II, hacked off the wrists of Congolese men for failing to bring the quantity of Ivory and rubber he wants per day. Despite this horrible crime, Belgium named streets and built statues to honor him.
BRUSSELS, April 29, 2014 – The scope of the media is rapidly changing, becoming significant part of our modern civilization. Articles we don’t often read are now surfacing in the media, in the name of democracy and freedom of speech, defining trait of how integrated our social interactions have become.
The Diplomatic Aspects Newspaper’s Editor, Magda Cristina Butucea, interviews Joel Savage, a brave freelance journalist and author, residing in Belgium.
Magda: How and when did you become a journalist?
Joel: If journalism could be hereditary, then I inherited it from my father. Justin Savage was one of the well known journalists serving Guinea Press, now Ghanaian Times, in Kwame Nkrumah’s era…
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