It is difficult to fathom why the leaders of Antwerp would market the city with chocolate hands but it does on the grounds that they represent friendship. They don't they represent the most brutal and repressive aspects of Belgium colonialism in the Congo. A Rwandan friend of mine surprised me when he mentioned that they were still a product sold in Belgium given the historical context I didn't really believe him. He was right.
There is very little I can add to this so I won't other than to say that there is no shortage of really good people in the Eastern DR Congo and with our support they can win through. We owe them that and a hell of a lot more.
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