Foreign News: We Did Not Steal

"The Belgian Congo will remain Belgian," affirmed Belgium's Minister of Colonies, Albert de Vleeschauwer, rebutting hints that Germany may get the Congo in the same way that she got Sudetenland (see p. 25). "We did not steal the Belgian Congo and nobody will steal it from us." Chimed Premier Paul Henri Spaak before the Chamber of Deputies: "The Congo belongs to us. Our rights to it are established and nobody can contest them."

Belgium did not steal the Congo. Famed for its Pygmies and the Congo River (longest in Africa, second longest in...

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