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Why has the Congo ended up French-speaking but not Flemish-speaking?

This article, "A Brief History of Dutch in Africa", explains: From the start, Stanley worked with officers and agents of a variety of nationalities, many of them Belgians. These Belgian ...
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On the eve of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's independence, the country had virtually zero doctors, or any other intellectuals?

It's a strangely consequentialist way to look at these events. The independence of the DRC was a part of a larger movement and I would guess that its leaders regarded it as a basic necessity, not ...
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When and why was the Shinkolobwe Mine flooded and re-opened?

I believe the commenters are on the money; the mine was unimportant and became naturally flooded. My guess is: The mine was closed in 1939 and flooded. This sentence is badly written in a way that ...
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Was there a serious effort by the Muslims of East Africa to spread Islam into the Central Regions of Africa?

During the nineteenth century, the Zanzibar Sultunate was gradually extending its reach into the interior, mainly via the Congo River. This process might have continued if it were not constrained by ...
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On the eve of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's independence, the country had virtually zero doctors, or any other intellectuals?

Both Nigeria and Kenya had seen limited forms of self-government before independence. For example, Nigeria's first post-independence President, Nnamdi Azikiwe, had previously been a journalist and ...
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Was there a serious effort by the Muslims of East Africa to spread Islam into the Central Regions of Africa?

TL;DR Yes, there was. With the advancement of trade, Islam communities emerged in the Central Regions of Africa. However, the serious efforts started just before the Colonial Period where Islam ...
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What role did Congo play in the outbreak of WW1?

There are publications relating to the genesis of the Schlieffen Plan and the way it was modified over the years. Prior to the actual activation of the plan, the left (southern) wing of the German ...
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Was there a serious effort by the Muslims of East Africa to spread Islam into the Central Regions of Africa?

If you look at the relief map of the continent, East and Cenral Africa are separated by the East African Rift. The Zanzibaris came from current-day Oman by sea, and Somalis in current-day Somalia, ...
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