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EP88 - Belgians and Mobutu (final part)

Random History of Belgium

Release Date: 06/11/2019

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EP88 of the Random history of Belgium we'll look into the late 80s of the Mobutu regime until the 1997 end. We'll see the widespread corruption, increased economic aid, diplomatic failings and the poverty, as well as the reactions in Belgium. The rebellion and battle of Kolwezi, and the eventual experiments with democratization and the downfall of the regime.