Belgian king expresses regrets for colonial cruelties in DR Congo

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Belgium's King has repeated that he profoundly regrets his country's colonial past, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In 2020, Philippe became the first Belgian official to express regret for the “suffering and humiliation” inflicted on DRC. But he stopped short of issuing an apology, and some Congolese have demanded he does during this first visit since taking the throne in 2013.
Historians estimate 10 million Congolese were killed during Belgian rule.

Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports.

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