Trump sent 80 US troops to Gabon over possible violence in DR Congo

Citing the possibility of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, US president Donald Trump has deployed 80 troops with “appropriate equipment” and aircraft to the nearby Gabon, he informed Congress in a letter. The first members of this US contingent arrived in Libreville, Gabon on January 2, Trump said in a letter sent […]

The Italian Noble Who Conquered the Congo With Compassion

Their first meeting was a cordial affair. Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza (an Italian representing the French Third Republic) met Henry Morton Stanley (a Welsh-born American exploring on behalf of Belgium’s King Leopold II) at Stanley’s well-appointed camp in the present-day Democratic Republic of Congo in 1880. Despite the language barrier, the two shared a sumptuous […]