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Taken from their mothers in colonial Belgium, mixed-race women sue for compensation

By France24
19 July 2020   |   12:44 pm
As colonial symbols come under scrutiny in Belgium, five mixed-race women have sued the Belgian state for "crimes against humanity". Now over 70 years old, these women were born in what was then Belgian Congo, the present-day DRC.

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