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British Invasion of the Congo

Although the Belgians Colonised the Congo,In 1911 they gave a British Man ; William Lever, a concession to develop large scale productions of Palm oil in the Congo.

In the book Lord Leverhulme’s Ghosts: Colonial Exploitation in the Congo by Jules Marchal  the author states: “Leverhulme set up a private kingdom reliant on the horrific Belgian system of forced labour, a program that reduced the population of Congo by half and accounted for more deaths than the Nazi holocaust.Formal parliamentary investigations were called for by members of the Belgian Socialist Party, but despite their work the practice of forced labour continued until independence in 1960.

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Let’s eat. Oysters, Milk Stout and Shrimp. (at Washington National Harbor)

Let’s eat. Oysters, Milk Stout and Shrimp. (at Washington National Harbor)

Down time @ National Harbor, Washington DC (at National Harbor Washington DC)

Down time @ National Harbor, Washington DC (at National Harbor Washington DC)

Ladies in Red! (at New Orleans convention center)

Ladies in Red! (at New Orleans convention center)