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News Belgium: Belgium dismantles statue of former monarch as king expresses 'deepest regrets' for DR Congo colonial abuses

Published on: Wednesday 01 July 2020
Belgium dismantles statue of former monarch as king expresses 'deepest regrets' for DR Congo colonial abuses
News source: https://www.foxnews.com/world/belgium-dismantles-statue-former-monarch-king-expresses-regrets-dr-congo-colonial-abuses

Belgium on Tuesday dismantled the statue of King Leopold II, the former monarch held responsible for the deaths of millions of Africans, as the country’s current king expressed his “deepest regrets” for Belgium’s colonial past.

News Belgium: Belgium should apologise for colonial past, says first black mayor

Published on: Friday 19 June 2020
Belgium should apologise for colonial past, says first black mayor
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/belgium-apologise-colonial-past-says-first-black-mayor-020549163.html

Belgium is due a reckoning with its colonial past, and things left unsaid must now be discussed, argues the Congolese-born 72-year-old who became the country's first black mayor. Pierre Kompany's family has made a name for itself in Belgium. While in the United States activists declaring "

News Belgium: Tintin in the spotlight as Belgium deals with pain of King Leopold II’s brutal colonial legacy

Published on: Saturday 20 June 2020
Tintin in the spotlight as Belgium deals with pain of King Leopold II’s brutal colonial legacy
News source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tintin-in-the-spotlight-as-belgium-deals-with-pain-of-king-leopold-iis-brutal-colonial-legacy-t2jvlxxdj

Among the dozens of books by Hergé, the celebrated Belgian cartoonist, few provoke such strong feelings as Tintin in the Congo.The story, first published in 1931, tells of the intrepid boy reporter’s ...

News Belgium: Belgium Gives 10 Free Train Rides to All Residents As Country Reopens

Published on: Monday 15 June 2020
Belgium Gives 10 Free Train Rides to All Residents As Country Reopens
News source: https://www.broadwayworld.com/belgium/article/Belgium-Gives-10-Free-Train-Rides-to-All-Residents-As-Country-Reopens-20200615

The Belgian government it would be giving 10 free rail passes to all of its residents as the country enters its third phase of reopening, according to CNN.

News Belgium: Coronavirus: crowded and affluent, Belgium has been hit hard

Published on: Saturday 13 June 2020
Coronavirus: crowded and affluent, Belgium has been hit hard
News source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-crowded-and-affluent-belgium-has-been-hit-hard-pb05zzjk0

When Belgium was in the depths of the Covid-19 outbreak, Tristan Van den Bosch, who works for a company near Antwerp that cleans the facades of high buildings, was passing a care home when he saw a ...

News Belgium: Leopold II: Belgium 'wakes up' to its bloody colonial past

Published on: Friday 12 June 2020
Leopold II: Belgium 'wakes up' to its bloody colonial past
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53017188

Leopold II's rule in what is now Democratic Republic of Congo was so bloody it was eventually condemned by other European colonialists in 1908 - but it has taken far longer to come under scrutiny at ...

News Belgium: Belgium launches buy 2, get 1 'Helpy Hour' campaign to help bar owners during coronavirus reopening

Published on: Thursday 04 June 2020
Belgium launches buy 2, get 1 'Helpy Hour' campaign to help bar owners during coronavirus reopening
News source: https://www.foxnews.com/world/belgium-pushes-helpy-hour-campaign

As bars and restaurants prepare to reopen next week following two and a half months of closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, Belgian beer lovers are being urged to buy one drink for the price ...

News Belgium: 'Helpy Hour' launched in Belgium, as restaurants and bars prepare to reopen

Published on: Thursday 04 June 2020
'Helpy Hour' launched in Belgium, as restaurants and bars prepare to reopen
News source: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/live-blog/2020-06-04-coronavirus-news-n1224486/ncrd1224926

Belgian beer lovers are being encouraged to support their favourite locals by buying one drink for the price of two, as bars and restaurants prepare to reopen next week after more than two months of lockdown.

News Belgium: Buy 2, get 1: Belgium launches Helpy Hour to support bars

Published on: Thursday 04 June 2020
Buy 2, get 1: Belgium launches Helpy Hour to support bars
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/buy-belgium-launches-helpy-hour-support-bars-71065422

As bars and restaurants prepare to reopen in Belgium next week following two and a half months of closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, beer lovers are being urged to buy one drink for the price of two in support of their favorite locals

News Belgium: Coronavirus: medics turn backs on Belgium's prime minister in silent protest – video

Published on: Sunday 17 May 2020
Coronavirus: medics turn backs on Belgium's prime minister in silent protest – video
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2020/may/17/coronavirus-medics-turn-backs-on-belgiums-prime-minister-in-silent-protest-video

Belgium’s prime minister, Sophie Wilmès, was was met with a silent protest by staff at a hospital in Brussels on Saturday

News Belgium: Ngcongca: Mamelodi Sundowns coach Mosimane is at the same level with Belgium's Vercauteren

Published on: Monday 11 May 2020
Ngcongca: Mamelodi Sundowns coach Mosimane is at the same level with Belgium's Vercauteren
News source: https://sports.yahoo.com/ngcongca-mamelodi-sundowns-coach-mosimane-125712248.html

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca has heaped praise on his coach Pitso Mosimane whom he believes is at the level of RSC Anderlecht manager Franky Vercauteren. Just like his former Genk manager ...

News Belgium: In Time For Mother's Day, Belgium Will Allow Up To 4 Guests At Home

Published on: Saturday 09 May 2020
In Time For Mother's Day, Belgium Will Allow Up To 4 Guests At Home
News source: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/10/853378193/in-time-for-mothers-day-belgium-will-allow-up-to-4-guests-at-home

Beginning on Sunday, each household will be allowed to host up to four other people as long as social distancing is maintained.

News Belgium: Belgium experiments with 'corona bubbles' to ease social restrictions

Published on: Saturday 09 May 2020
Belgium experiments with 'corona bubbles' to ease social restrictions
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/10/belgium-experiments-with-corona-bubbles-to-ease-social-restrictions

UK government also looking at scheme, but experts question whether it will work ...

News Belgium: Wildlife conservation: First wild baby wolves for Belgium in 150 years

Published on: Monday 04 May 2020
Wildlife conservation: First wild baby wolves for Belgium in 150 years
News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52530878

Wildlife experts in Belgium are getting excited to welcome the country's first set of wild wolf cubs in more than 100 years. Adult wolves were spotted in 2018 in the European country for the first ...

News Belgium: Teen Mom OG : Amber Portwood Introduces Daughter to Her New Boyfriend from Belgium During Family Dinner

Published on: Tuesday 05 May 2020
Teen Mom OG : Amber Portwood Introduces Daughter to Her New Boyfriend from Belgium During Family Dinner
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/teen-mom-og-amber-portwood-010044820.html

Amber Portwood introduced her daughter Leah to her new boyfriend, Dimitri, during a family dinner on Tuesday's Teen Mom OG ...

News Belgium: Long walk to recovery for virus coma patients in Belgium

Published on: Friday 01 May 2020
Long walk to recovery for virus coma patients in Belgium
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/long-walk-recovery-virus-coma-patients-belgium-132227024.html

All need support even after they have been released from intensive care. The global coronavirus epidemic had threatened to overwhelm critical care facilities in Europe's hospitals. "These are patients who have been in a coma for a long time, so they need to express their fears, their worries

News Belgium: Coronavirus: Why so many people are dying in Belgium

Published on: Friday 01 May 2020
Coronavirus: Why so many people are dying in Belgium
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52491210

President Donald Trump pointed to a graph recently, displaying Belgium at the top and the US in seventh place, as a result of the number of deaths relative to population size. He was suggesting the US ...

News Belgium: Belgium set for phased easing of lockdown from May 4

Published on: Friday 24 April 2020
Belgium set for phased easing of lockdown from May 4
News source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/25/belgium-set-for-phased-easing-of-lockdown-from-may-4.html

Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes told a news conference after seven hours of discussions on Friday that Belgium could tighten restrictions or delay easing depending on the health situation. Belgium plans ...