What do we know about the mask that the King of Belgium returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo “on indefinite loan”?  BBC News Africa

What do we know about the mask that the King of Belgium returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo “on indefinite loan”? BBC News Africa

  • Written by Emery Macumino and Cecilia Macaulay
  • BBC News

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President Felix Tshisekedi has agreed to return the Kakungu mask to the National Museum of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

King Philip handed over to the Democratic Republic of the Congo the first of the 84,000 pieces taken during the colonial era that Belgium agreed to return.

It is a mask called Kakungu, which was previously on display in the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Belgium.

King Philip and Queen Mathilde are visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the invitation of President Felix Tshisekedi.

Belgian colonization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has one of the most brutal records in Africa.

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