BX1, Interview – 63rd anniversary of independence: is the Congo really decolonized?

On Friday June 30, 2023, Emmanuel Tshimanga, training manager at Justice & Peace was the guest on 12:30 p.m. on BX1 to talk about his latest production: “Independence vs decolonization – a primordial distinction” on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the independence of the DR Congo.

 » As this Friday, June 30, we celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the independence of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the debates around the statues of Leopold II are more relevant than ever. Is the Congo decolonized? To answer this question, Emmanuel Tshimanga, advocacy officer at Justice & Peace was the guest at 12:30 p.m.

Before answering this question, it is important to return to the difference between the terms 'independence' and 'decolonization' which are sometimes part of everyday language, without really knowing how to differentiate them. For Emmanuel Tshimanga: “independence only takes into account political questions while decolonization is much broader and includes social, economic, psychological and even philosophical aspects. ”

A fascinating interview which will allow you to decipher this very current subject, to find ithis !

An interview by Murielle Berck and Jim Moskovics.


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