Soon after the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the East German legislature passed a law to reconstitute the Ministry of State Security as the Office for National Security (Amt für Nationale Sicherheit). However, because of public outcry, the office was never established, and the Stasi was formally disbanded in February 1990. Concerned that Stasi officials were destroying the organization’s files, East German citizens occupied its main headquarters in Berlin on January 15, 1990. In 1991, after considerable debate, the unified German parliament ( Bundestag ) passed the Stasi Records Law , which granted to Germans and foreigners the right to view their Stasi files. By the early 21st century, nearly two million people had done so.
The Supreme Council of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference awarded all of German East Africa (GEA) to Britain on 7 May 1919, over the strenuous objections of Belgium.  : 240 The British colonial secretary , Alfred Milner , and Belgium's minister plenipotentiary to the conference, Pierre Orts , then negotiated the Anglo-Belgian agreement of 30 May 1919  : 618–9 where Britain ceded the north-western GEA provinces of Ruanda and Urundi to Belgium.  : 246 The conference's Commission on Mandates ratified this agreement on 16 July 1919.  : 246–7 The Supreme Council accepted the agreement on 7 August 1919.  : 612–3