A newly designed reception pavilion and a series of underground rooms for temporary exhibitions will completely reconfigure the approach of the world-renowned collections, encompassing ethnographic artefacts, historical maps and documents, zoological species, mining resources, etc. The interest of the RMCA, however, reaches far beyond the national borders. Image: Luca Beel. Belgium seems to have lacked such an idea. The troublesome planning and construction of Kinshasa as the new capital city of the Belgian Congo, a story that starts in the early s and lasted until the eve of independence, on 30 June , seems to prove their point. In the end, the urban landscape of the capital city was shaped according to a modest and pragmatic approach.
Burning in Hell for his hand-maimed host. Hear how the demons chuckle and yell Cutting his hands off, down in Hell. From to , Leopold and fellow investors in the colony extracted massive amounts of wealth from the Congo, and in doing so, created a regime that relied on massive human rights violations, murder, torture, rape and outright theft to achieve its ends. Arguably, the plight of the Congo Free State was one of the first truly international humanitarian crises, and serves as a prime example of European paternalistic colonialism and Social Darwinism at work.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. The whole turning point of their advocacy for independence was during January in In January 4, a riot broke out in Leopoldville due to the fact that an Abako meeting had been banned. This abrupt disorder for two days as European shops were broken and burned with over 40 people killed. The administration had political concession meaning that Belgium handed over independence to Congo.
The book Congo is about a group of people who go to the African Congo to return a gorilla to her homeland and to find type IIb blue diamonds. On their journey they discover the lost city of Zinj and a new species of killer gorillas, which they must overcome to survive. The story takes place in June of