Definitions

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  • n. a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960

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Examples

  • Consider this: Belgium, who's record in genocide is among the world's worst, and who created an entire concentration camp, called the Belgian Congo, has a problem with non-whites.

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  • In the late 1950s, when the northeastern corner of what was then the Belgian Congo was a rich, lush region of wheat and dairy farms, the northern end of Lake Kivu was a playground for European colonial settlers who thought they had found heaven on earth.

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  • Friends in Uganda, Kenya and Tanganyika of the importance of their spreading out, and if possible sending pioneers into the surrounding areas in Africa, such as Belgian Congo, Ruanda Urundi, Somaliland, and even

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  • The Nun's Story (1959)- Devout, kindhearted Belgian girl Gabrielle (Audrey Hepburn) takes vows and becomes Sister Luke, a nun who achieves her dream of working in the Belgian Congo and ministering to the infirm, yet not without difficulties of conscience.

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  • In this shot of a young man stealing the Belgian king's ceremonial sword during independence celebrations in the Belgian Congo, many of the professional photographers were positioned in front of the king, to capture his approach.

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  • That's the Newt who loves Israel and takes Shedon Adelson's Jewish contributions to support his race to the White House or the Newt who wrote so lovingly about education in the Belgian Congo.

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  • In fact Newt's PhD thesis was on education policy in the Belgian Congo.

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  • His application listed 26 books he said he'd read between August 1969 and January 1970 while writing his dissertation on educational systems in the Belgian Congo.

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  • When Armstrong visited the Belgian Congo during its civil war, Mr. Riccardi notes, "both sides stopped fighting and welcomed him grandly, bearing him on a red throne" before a huge concert in a soccer stadium.

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  • This is a tour that takes you as far into the heart of darkness as you can go without being on a boat in the Belgian Congo.

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