The Democratic Republic of Congo: $24 Trillion Reasons Why That Country Will Never Know Peace and Prosperity

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readSep 19, 2023

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The face of extreme evil, Leopold II of Belgium.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is cursed.

While the same thing can be said for Haiti in the Western sphere, but I think that it is worth sticking to the subject matter of the Congo.

Contrary to what some folks think, the mess didn’t start with the US backed Mobutu Sese-Seko, but with a ghastly individual who had whore houses around Europe.

His name?

Leopold II.

Unhappy at the prospect of being cut out of the scramble for Africa, the Belgian rebarbative lobbied very hard for a piece of the most lucrative part of Africa and he was obliged by the leading players at the Berlin conference.

What he did with the territory which was given to him should never be forgotten.

Our man went out of his way to not only exploit the resources buried underneath the Congolese earth but also to embark on a policy of killing and maiming those who chose not to do his bidding.

While we have all been educated about the evils which took place in Nazi Germany, not enough people have been educated about the crimes against humanity which took place on Leopold II’s watch.



Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible