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In tonight’s edition: Belgium’s King Philippe expressed his “deepest regrets” for the harm done during Belgian colonial rule in DR Congo, in a first for his country. Philippe made his remarks in a letter to the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, on the 60th anniversary of Congo’s independence on June 30, 1960. And in Belgium, young people are working towards reclaiming their Congolese identity as remains of colonial rule are still dotted throughout their cities. Finally, we head to Chad where Covid-19 is hitting the economy hard.
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