Matonge, a story of Congolese immigration
Between 42,000 and 43,000 Congolese (by nationality or by origin) today live in Belgium. Up until now very few studies have taken an interest in this population. Sarah Demart, a researcher at the ULg’s Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies, devotes her research to the Congolese diaspora through studying the Matogne neighbourhood in Brussels. A tremendous observation post from which to retrace their history, from the postcolonial tourism of the 1970s up until current immigration.
(1) Ophélie Delarouzée, in Le Soir, 6 décembre 2011, « La
diaspora congolaise manifeste contre Kabila », p.18