Congo at 60

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 5:05pm

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Sixty years ago, Congo celebrated its independence from Belgium. On Tuesday, for the first time, contrition came from the colonial power: In a letter, Belgian King Philippe expressed deep regret for the suffering and humiliation inflicted on Congo during its 75-year colonial period. The World’s host Marco Werman has a look at a song spun to mark the country's independence, and the iterations it's gone through since then.