Tintin In Diplomatic Row
The Democratic Republic of Congo has recalled its ambassador to Belgium after critical remarks made by the Belgian foreign minister ruffled feathers, the BBC reports.
While visiting Africa, Mr de Gucht said Congolese politicians were unable to introduce democracy or end corruption. (…) Henri Mova Sakanyi said in a statement that the minister was treating Belgium’s former colonies like children and was “completely ignorant of the basic rules of diplomacy”.
The comments border on “racism and nostalgia for colonialism”, the minister said. “It’s Tintin in the Congo all over again.”
Thanks to Jonathan for the link.