King of Belgium expresses regrets for colonial ‘cruelty’ in Congo

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  • King Philippe of Belgium has, for the first time in the country’s history, expressed what he termed his ‘deepest regrets’ for Belgium’s colonial rule over the Congo.
    He acknowledged that “acts of violence and cruelty” were committed, and that the wounds are still felt in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.
    His message was sent to President Felix Tshisekedi on the 60th anniversary of independence.

    Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba reports.

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