Congolese hope for an apology ahead of Belgian royal visit
07 June 2022 | 5:12 am
Many Congolese people are hoping for an apology when Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visit the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first visit of a Belgian royal couple in 12 years.
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