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Belgian Overseas Territories in Africa

Information about Belgian overseas territories on the African Continent.

Congo Free State: 1885-1908
The Congo Free State existed from 1885 to 1908 and it was a corporate state privately controlled by the King of Belgium.

Belgian Congo: 1908-1960
When King Leopold II turned his personal property, the Congo Free State over to Belgium, it became known as the Belgian Congo. The Belgian Congo existed between November 15, 1908 to the region's independence on June 30, 1960.

History of Belgian Overseas Territories in Africa
- 1867-1885: Colonization
- 1885-1908: Congo Free State
- 1908-1960: Belgian Congo
- 1960-1965: First Repubic of the Congo
- 1965-1996: Mobuto regime in Zaire
- 1977: Shaba I
- 1978: Shaba II
- 1996-1998: First Congo War
- 1998-2003: Second Congo War


See also:
Other Overseas Territories in Africa
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