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Patrice Lumumba (1925 – 1961) was a Congolese independence leader and the first legally elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo. Twelve weeks after helping the Republic of the Congo win its independence from Belgium. Lumumba's government was deposed in a coup. He was imprisoned and executed by firing squad, an act that was committed with the assistance of the Belgium government.

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Patrice Lumumba (1925 – 1961) was a Congolese independence leader and the first legally elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo. Twelve weeks after helping the Republic of the Congo win its independence from Belgium. Lumumba's government was deposed in a coup. He was imprisoned and executed by firing squad, an act that was committed with the assistance of the Belgium government.

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from BBC News

Belgium snag for EU-Canada trade deal Ceta

A landmark EU-Canada free trade deal called Ceta has hit a serious snag after a Belgian region rejected it, threatening the signing this month. Parliament in French-speaking Wallonia voted to prevent Belgium's government from signing the draft deal.

Recruitment poster for the Flemish Legion (SS-Vlaanderen), a Germanic SS unit in occupied Belgium. SS chief Himmler wanted to use the organization to penetrate occupied Belgium, which was under the control of the Wehrmacht military government, not the party or the SS. SS-Vlaanderen members also served as auxiliaries to SS units and security services "cleansing" Jews. Toward the end of the war, many SS-Vlaanderen members joined the Waffen SS to by elva

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from Wonderful Wanderings

Holidays in Belgium: the complete and practical list (annually updated!)

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Government: In this image, it shows the prime minister. His name is Charles Michel. He has been serving since 2014. He was born in Namur Belgium. Now he is 40 years old. He also went to the University of Amsterdam.

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Belgium Forms Government, With Elio Di Rupo as Premier

Belgium forms a coalition government in late 2011, but some are unhappy because the new president doesn't speak French very well. Belgium Forms Government, With Elio Di Rupo as Premier - NYTimes.com