Matonge, a story of Congolese immigration
A history which began at the beginning of the 1960s, when the independence of the Congo was proclaimed after 75 years of colonisation. A certain Congolese elite, wealthy, started to travel, and Brussels become a fashionable destination. The presence of these ‘new tourists’ would crystallise around the Porte de Namur, the Congo Embassy and the bus line which linked up to the Free University of Brussels. In short, around the area which was yet to be called Matogne.