posted on Sep, 23 2006 @ 08:33 PM
The remains of Pietro Di Brazza are to be moved from Algiers to Brazzaville the capital of the Republic of Congo. Pietro Di Brazza was an African
explorer who is remembered for his humane treatment of the native African tribes. Pietro Di Brazza explored much of the region that is now known as
the Republic of Congo.
Di Brazza's imagination was fired by this story when he was still a child - and later by an atlas in his father's library containing a map of
Africa with a big blank space in the dark heart of the continent.
More than a century later the descendants of King Makoko and the descendants of Pietro Di Brazza have also become friends.
Republic of Congo
They are all due to take part in the ceremonial transfer of the explorer's remains to Brazzaville - the city named after him - at the beginning of
Di Brazza's ideas on sustainable development were ignored in his day by greedy European businessmen and governments in the quest of easy profit.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Note I have included a couple of articles that have some background info under the supporting links section.
IMO sometimes it is very important to look back at historical figures. Pietro Di Brazza dosnt seem to very well known which is ashame he was far ahead
of his time in terms of his treatment of the native tribes. The most interesting aspect of the story is that his report on the treatment of natives
was in effect buried at the time of its publication .
If the French felt that there inhumane treatment of the natives was a righteous cause why did they suppress Pietro report ?
Pietro seem to grasp that you have to adapted to the environment rather then take the fool hardy route of trying to force the environment to adapted
Even if Pietro Di Brazza had lived longer sadly I dont think that anyone would have listened to him.
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[edit on 23-9-2006 by xpert11]