Belgian Congo

  • J. Scott Keltie
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Constitution and Government.—The Congo Independent State was founded in 1882 by Leopold II., King of the Belgians, and the State was placed under his sovereignty, but its perpetual neutrality, in accordance with the provision of Chapter III. of the General Act of Berlin (1885), was guaranteed. [Concerning this Act, see STATESMAN’S YEAR-BOOK for 1908—p. 874.]


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