King Leopold II was born in the year 1835 on the 9th of April, he can be described as a pedophile and a huge racist who committed worst crimes than Adolf Hitler. King Leopold is identified as the founder and owner of Congo Free State, it was through the help of Henry Morton Stanley that King Leopold was able to claim Congo.
Several african tribes suffered the effects of the trans-atlantic slave trade which occurred from the 16th to 19th century.
According to history, there was a man, not just a man, but a leader who killed millions of Africans in today's Congo.
The Belgian ruler was one of the primary encouragers of the Berlin Conference, which redrew the guide of Africa – in a way that would sound natural to him, Leopold II would not like to face the challenge of missing "a fine opportunity to get for ourselves, a cut of this superb African cake," as recorded by the US historian, Adam Hochschild in his book 'Lord Leopold's Ghost', one of the most fundamental works about the Congo colonization.
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Noah, a slender teenager wearing jeans and sneakers, is bent on ensuring that the statue of King Leopold II. The statue, set high on a concrete plinth, has stood opposite the Royal Palace in Brussels since 1926. With only history and an online petition,Noah(14years old) is determined to make a difference and brings to justice in a new twist, the controversial statue of a king who deals massively in the export, maltreatment and exploration of numbers of African countries especially Congo. Noah's parents
In this day and age it’s quite difficult to imagine the sheer power that kings once wielded over their subjects. In many ways these kings were more similar to modern dictatorial kings than the regents that we know today. Murder was often a means to a political end, while crimes of passion would rarely be met with any immediate consequences. Whether through violent fits of rage or cold calculation, these 6 kings below ensured that the pages of history books dedicated to them were written in blood. 1. Leopold
During the 1884 Berlin conference, King Leopold II was granted a portion of Africa as his personal colony which he called "Congo Free State". He ruled the State from 1885-1908. During his reign, the majority of the State's revenue was derived from the export of natural rubber (latex), which was abundant in the territory, as well as ivory, gold and diamonds.
The image photograph above has been shared on the internet which shows Belgians getting ready to hang a black child in the Congo. The posts shows a black kid standing on a stage, gathered by white men holding a rope. History says that the image shows Belgians getting ready to hang a black kid in the Congo in 1908. See the image below: The subtitle says: "This is in 1908. Belgians reading the Bible before hanging a 7 years old black chile in the Congo under King Leopold. The boy was hanged because his father
Following massive protests around the world over the death of George Floyd, statues of slave master King Leopold II has been defaced and torn down in Belgium. Authorities in Antwerp removed a statue of the former Belgian king and colonial ruler Leopold II on Tuesday after it was set on fire in protest at his oppressive rule of Congo. They say the statue is unlikely to return to a public place but could be moved to a museum. Belgium's King Leopold II exploited the Belgian Congo with slave labor and during hi
According to research, Ota Benga was a Mbuti (Congo pygmy) man, known for being featured in an anthropology exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904, and in a human zoo exhibit in 1906 at the Bronx Zoo. Benga had been purchased from African slave traders by the missionary and businessman searching for African people for the exhibition and lived in the United States as a slave for the rest of his life. As a member of the Mbuti people, Ota Benga lived in equatorial forests near the Kasai River in
We have heard a lot of stories and seen documentaries of past African leaders, some who were known for being power drunk tyrants, and others who were exploited and assassinated by colonialists. Patrice Lumumba, first prime minister of The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) falls fairly in the second category. He was assassinated, along with two of his ministers on the 17th of January, 1961. The late Lumumba was considered one of Africa's bravest politicians and independent heroes who took a stand against colonizers.
After 400 years of being under the influence of the western Invaders who came and stole men and women to go work in American and European fields and plantations, stole the identity, religion, culture, resources and even stole the human dignity and self esteem of the African people. History will recall that they did not only stop at that, as they went ahead to inherit an entire African Continent by sharing amongst themselves like a piece of cake. That they did during the Berlin conference in 1885 where as Br
Meet the Deadly Ruler Who Exploited and Murdered Millions of Congolese It is unimaginable to know and understand how Africans were treated under the so-called colonial masters who used them as raw materials to achieve their own growth and development. Starting from the era of slave trade till this present moment, the master-servant relationship continue to reflect in every spheres of our lives. Meet Leopold II of Belgium, the Tyrant and Murderous King Leopold II was born in Brussels on the 9th of April, 19
King Leopold II is a powerful man who succeeded his father 'King Leopold 1' to the Belgian throne in 1865 and reigned for 44 years. The Congo free state at Central Africa was privately owned by him. Leopold was the man who founded popular African country 'Congo' which is now known as Democratic Republic Of Congo. Being the leader of Congo during his time, he ruled with an iron hand and showed no sign of mercy or pity to his people. King Leopold is one of the most evil men in world history as he cuts off the
King Leopold II of Belgium’s reign over the Congo has been recognized as “crime against humanity”. The King became owner of the Congo based on the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 with conditions following the conference to “improve the lives of the Congo Free State”. King Leopold II did quite the opposite. He unleashed his mercenary force he called the “Force Publique” on the hapless indigenes. He chose a Welshman, Henry Morton Stanley to administer the Congo in this hideous manner. This 20th c
"King Leopold Killed Over 15 million Africans, Reject his Honor"— Nigerians tell Tony Elumelu online
Nigerians on social reacted to the new of one of the prominent, philanthropist in Africa, Mr Tony O. Elumelu for his relationship with King Leopold who was considered to be one of the most cruelest men that has ever existed. King Leopold II was recorded In history as the white man who singlehandedly killed 15 Million Plus Africans that lived in Congo during the time of colonialism & exploitation, in the 18's. Mr Tony Elumelu however got an honorary award from the same man, King Leopold, as Honorary distinction
(A young Ota Benga circa 1904. Credit: Missouri Historical Society.) The Bronx Zoo once housed a human being — an African Pygmy tribesman — in its Monkey House exhibit, forcing him to share an enclosure with an orangutan. The tribesman’s name was Ota Benga, and a series of cruel events saw him plucked from the tropical rainforest of the Congolese basin, captured by African slave traders, transported halfway across the world and eventually put on display for the gawking American public. Some time before
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1. Mosquitoes: As small as it is though, it is the deadliest. It has been estimated that mosquitoes transmit diseases to almost 700 million people annually resulting in 2 to 3 million deaths every year. Most of these are caused by malaria. 2. Humans (murder only): Humans check in as the second-most deadly animal in terms of killing humans, thanks in no small part to gun violence. The number of death is estimated around 475,000 people per year. We've even seen and heard stories of people being killed by the so-called
1840: John Boyd Dunlop, a Scottish businessman and a veterinary surgeon, was born this day in Dreghom, Scotland; he developed the first practical pneumatic/ inflatable tyre. and co- founded the Dunlop Rubber Company. 1869: The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the Welcome Stranger was found this day in Moliagul, Victoria Australia. 1885: King Leopold II of Belgium, this day established the Congo( now DR Congo ) as a personal possession 1907: Belgian chemist,Leo Baekeland announced the creation