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- Hellgate Press 2012; US$ 15.95
The Congo, 1960. The United Nations grants the former colony independence from Belgium. Patrice Lumumba becomes prime minister. All hell breaks loose. This is the true, never-before-told story of a clandestine mission to rescue those suffering the violence and cruelty resulting from the Congo's hasty transition from colony to independent nation.... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00
Introduces the readers to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country valiantly struggling to recover from historical abuse and ongoing war, a geographic paradise in the midst of political turmoil kept alive by the presence of the United Nations and 17,000 peacekeeping troops. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 174.99
The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo looks back at the nearly 48 years of independence, over a century of colonial rule, and even earlier kingdoms and groups that shared the territory. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary... more...
- World Trade Press 2010; US$ 13.60
Whether planning your own trip to Congo, Dem. Rep. of, or planning someone elses, youll be equipped with the all-inclusive travel reportboth of our Travel and Points of Interest reports rolled into one. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95
Mobutu's political system, inaugurated in 1965 and lasting more than three decades, met all the characteristics of totalitarianism. This study shows that the failures and misdeeds of Mobutu's system were clear evidence that it lacked an African-centred vision and did not put the interests of the African people of Congo (formerly Zaire) at the centre... more...
- Zed Books 2010; US$ 32.95
With the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide exercising its shockwaves, and United Nations troops in position, but apparently powerless to secure the lives of ordinary citizens, this book sheds light on the interventions of other African powers in the region and cuts through the historical myths that people in the region and beyond resort to. more...
- Zed Books 2013; US$ 35.00
Provides an introduction to the Congo. This book covers its history, from the unleashing of King Leopard's fury across the region in the 19th century, to the Western sponsored murder of Patrice Lumumba in 1961, and also the war since 1997. It pays attention to the importance of economic production for social organization throughout the country. more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99
Although Arthur Conan Doyle is now best remembered as the creator of the timeless Sherlock Holmes series of detective stories, he was also something of a social activist in his day who used his acclaim to shed light on injustices. In The Crime of the Congo, Conan Doyle builds a devastating case against the Congo Free State, a kind of sociopolitical... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89
The Democratic Republic of Congo has become one of the world's bloodiest hot spots. 2003 saw the end of a five-year war in which millions lost their lives - one of the deadliest conflicts since World War II. Despite recent peace agreements and democratic elections, the country is still plagued by army and militia violence. Congo remains deeply troubled,... more...