Jun 11, 2019
EP88 of the Random history of Belgium we'll look into the late 80s of the Mobutu regime until the 1997 end. We'll see the widespread corruption, increased economic aid, diplomatic failings and the poverty, as well as the reactions in Belgium. The rebellion and battle of Kolwezi, and the eventual experiments...
Jun 4, 2019
In EP87 we'll talk about the first years of Mobutu's power, the relations with the Belgian government and Belgian companies, we'll talk about the Zaïresation, jets, the Rumble in the Jungle and the regime's fear tactics.
May 28, 2019
EP86 - This episode of the Random history of Belgium continues
the history of Belgium and its former colony in middle Africa. We
start with the independence of Congo and start to dive into the
relationship between Brussels and the regime of Mobutu Sese
In this first part, we cover the start and coming to power...
May 14, 2019
EP85 deals with one of the vegetables associated with Brussels (and Belgium) for the longest time: Brussels sprouts, we'll go into the history, genetics, odor, growth, and cultivation of this plant, as well as some cultural aspects.
Apr 30, 2019
EP84 will tell us the story about the AES encryption cipher and the way it came into existence out of the electrical engineering department of a Belgian university. We'll take a closer look at what it is, why it's used worldwide and the history behind it, and a little about how it works.