Belgian Congo


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Belgian Congo

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Belgian Congo

n
(Placename) a former name (1908–60) of Congo1

Bel′gian Con′go


n.
a former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Noun1.Belgian Congo - a republic in central AfricaBelgian Congo - a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
Goma - a city in eastern Congo at the northern end of Lake Kivu near the border with Rwanda
Kananga, Luluabourg - a city in southwestern Congo; former name (until 1966) was Luluabourg
Kinshasa, Leopoldville - the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo river opposite Brazzaville
Elisabethville, Lubumbashi - a city in southeastern Congo near the border with Zambia; a copper mining center; former name (until 1966) was Elisabethville
Nyamuragira - an active volcano in eastern Congo
Nyiragongo - an active volcano in eastern Congo
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Congo River, Zaire River, Congo - a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic
Kasai, Kasai River, River Kasai - a river of southwestern Africa that rises in central Angola and flows east and then north (forming part of the border between Angola and Congo) and continuing northwest through Congo to empty into the Congo River on the border between Congo and Republic of the Congo
Kivu, Lake Kivu - a lake in the mountains of central Africa between Congo and Rwanda
Lake Edward - a lake in the Great Rift Valley between Congo and Uganda
Chiluba, Luba - a member of a Bantu people in southeastern Congo
Congolese - a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo
Zairean, Zairese - a native or inhabitant of Zaire
References in classic literature ?
For years the military forces of Belgian Congo had waged a fruitless war upon this man and his followers--a war in which quarter had never been asked nor expected by either side.
Formerly they had dwelt in the Belgian Congo until the cruelties of their heartless oppressors had driven them to seek the safety of unexplored solitudes beyond the boundaries of Leopold's domain.
Sergeant Hugh "Sonny" Gaynor was just 27 when he was ambushed by Baluba tribesmen in the former Belgian Congo in August 1960.
1959 - Belgium grants reforms in Belgian Congo following disturbances.
West Kirby Library was to display two speciallydesigned windows commemorating Edward Morel, below, who campaigned in the early 20th century to release the true story of atrocities being committed by agents of the Belgian King Leopold II, in the Belgian Congo.
A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo revisits the history of the southern Equateur region in Leopoldian and Belgian Congo from 1885 to 1960.
When political turmoil broke out in Belgian Congo in 1961, UNO requested India for strike aircraft.
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.
French atrocities in Algeria, US crimes in Indo-China, the former Belgian Congo, Chile, Bangladesh, Central America, Somalia, Liberia, former Yugoslavia, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, the Middle East and the role of the West and the UN Security Council in the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
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.

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