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Zaire. Congo (Democratic Republic). Belgian Congo

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  • The Congo Warsby Thomas Turner

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 32.95

    Since 1996 war has raged in the Congo while the world has looked away. Waves of armed conflict and atrocities against civilians have resulted in over three million casualties, making this one of the bloodiest yet least understood conflicts of recent times. In The Congo Wars, Thomas Turner provides the first in-depth analysis of what happened. The book... more...

  • Dancing in the Glory of Monstersby Jason Stearns

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 17.99

    At the heart of Africa is Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal and unstaunchable war in which millions have died. And yet, despite its epic proportions, it has received little sustained media attention. In this deeply reported book, Jason Stearns vividly tells the... more...

  • Intervention as Indirect Ruleby Alex Veit

    Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 28.00

    Im Kongo findet einer der größten Blauhelmeinsätze der UN statt. Seit 1996 ringen dort die Armeen mehrerer afrikanischer Länder und Dutzende bewaffnete Gruppen um die Macht. Am Beispiel des Distrikts Ituri untersucht Alex Veit die Mikropolitik von Krieg und humanitärer Intervention. Er zeigt, warum die historisch gewachsene Machtstruktur von den internationalen... more...

  • Kongo: Kriege, Korruption und die Kunst des Überlebensby Dominic Johnson

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 18.92

    Seit zwei Jahrzehnten ist der Kongo von bewaffneten Konflikten zerrissen. Die Spannungen und Probleme, die zu den Kongokriegen führten, sind auch heute nicht gelöst. Obwohl reich an Rohstoffen, zählt der Kongo zu den ärmsten Ländern der Welt. Demokratische Entwicklungen werden immer wieder von den Machthabern sabotiert. In Kongos Ostregion Kivu tobt... more...

  • The Land beyond the Mistsby David Newbury; Jan Vansina

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    The horrific tragedies of Central Africa in the 1990s riveted the attention of the world. But these crises did not occur in a historical vacuum. By peering through the mists of the past, the case studies presented in The Land Beyond the Mists illustrate the significant advances to have taken place since decolonization in our understanding of the... more...

  • Mobutu's Totalitarian Political Systemby Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana

    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...

  • Patrice Lumumbaby Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Patrice Lumumba was a leader of the independence struggle in what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the country?s first democratically elected prime minister. After a meteoric rise in the colonial civil service and the African political elite, he became a major figure in the decolonization movement of the 1950s. Lumumba?s short... more...

  • The Rulers of Belgian Africa, 1884-1914by Lewis H. Gann

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    In this comprehensive picture of Belgian colonialism in the Congo, Lewis Gann and Peter Duignan trace the formation of the colonial state that became Zaire, considering it in the light of colonial experience in other African territories. Whereas most studies have focused on the conquest and subjugation of the African population, this study probes... more...

  • America, the UN and Decolonisationby John Kent

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the role of the UN in conflict resolution in Africa in the 1960s and its relation to the Cold War. Focussing on the Congo, this book shows how the preservation of the existing economic and social order in the Congo was a key element in the decolonisation process and the fighting of the Cold War. It links the international aspects... more...

  • Business of Civil Warby Patience Kabamba

    CODESRIA 2013; US$ 27.55

    Within the context of the absence of effective state sovereignty and the presence of numerous armed struggles for power, Nande traders have managed to build and protect self-sustaining, prosperous, transnational economic enterprises in eastern Congo. This book discusses the commercial enterprises of the Nande trust networks and the subsequent transnational... more...