The Ghost of King Leopold II Still Haunts Us

The Ghost of King Leopold II Still Haunts Us

Belgium Colonization and the Ignition of the HIV Global Pandemic. “HIV-1 was ignited in Leopoldville, but the resulting HIV global pandemic is also the apparition of a grotesque and horrific legacy—the European infection of mass historical trauma and the devastation of Congolese health wrought by King Leopold II, the Force Publique, and Belgian colonization.” By Dr. Lawrence Brown. (Apr. 20, 2015)

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