To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Languages
Recent
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

White people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

White Congolese
Congolais blanc
Wit Congolees
Total population
60,000
Languages
Predominantly French and some Dutch
Religion
Mostly Roman Catholics and a few Protestants

White Congolese are the people from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who are of European descent and are not part of another racial group.

The white population in the Congo is tied to the creation of the Belgian colonial empire and fluctuated during and after Belgian rule. During the existence of the Congo Free State the European population is estimated at 1500 people. Following annexation and the formation of the Belgian Congo, that number grew to 17,000 in 1930 but plummeted to 11,000 in 1934. In 1947, the white population was 24,000 and 115,157 in 1959[1]. The post-World War II white population increased steadily until 1960 when Belgium granted the Republic of the Congo its independence.

White settlers were primarily government officials and missionaries, and disproportionately young men. Belgians made up between 40 and 65 percent of the white population until after World War II. During the existence of the Congo Free State and the early years of the Belgian Congo, the majority of White Congolese were Scandinavian.[2] Demographics shifted throughout the 1950s. By 1959, 0.9 percent of the total Belgian population lived in the Congo.

Because of the Congo's large land area and population, White Congolese made up only about 0.8 percent of the total population in 1959. Belgian officials discouraged large scale immigration of white settlers to set up small businesses until the final 15 years of the colony's existence.

The White Congolese population contracted after the end of colonization and the Congo Crisis but smaller numbers remained in Zaire and later the Democratic Republic of Congo. White Congolese settlers participated in and supported the secession of the State of Katanga.

White Congolese Belgian nuns were at the center of the 1976 Ebola outbreak at a clinic in Yambuku, with several white health workers becoming fatally ill with the virus.

Genocide Watch reports a 2012 White Congolese population that is almost exclusively Belgian. The report suggests that White Congolese face a moderate to severe risk of massacres and genocide in the aftermath of the Second Congo War.

See also

References

  1. ^ https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/136693/files/fris-1965-05-02-388.pdf
  2. ^ Vanthemsche, Guy (30 April 2012). "Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980". Cambridge University Press – via Google Books.

References

  • Vanthemsche, Guy. Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • "Democratic Republic of Congo Country Profile." Genocide Watch, 1 December 2012.
This page was last edited on 19 June 2019, at 18:55
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.