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Dan Snow investigates how the Democratic Republic of Congo made Britain rich

Duration: 07:28

The historian Dan Snow has travelled to some of the most remote and dangerous corners of the Democratic Republic of Congo to discover how a country steeped in corruption, helped to make Britain not only rich, but go on to win two world wars.

Dan Snow's History of Congo is on BBC Two on Wednesday 9th October at 9pm.

Available since: Wed 9 Oct 2013

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Breakfast 08/10/2013

The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC's Breakfast team.

First broadcast: 08 Oct 2013

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