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Zaire. Congo (Democratic Republic). Belgian Congo

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  • Catastrophe and Creationby Friedmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Ponds of Kalambayiby Mike Tidwell

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    The hilarious and heart-wrenching memoir from a Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire?with a new introduction 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...

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

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 21.11

    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...

  • 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$ 31.67

    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...

  • In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtzby Michela Wrong

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.18

    Known as "the Leopard," the president of Zaire for thirty-two years, Mobutu Sese Seko, showed all the cunning of his namesake -- seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition, and dominating his people with a devastating combination of brutality and charm. While the population was pauperized, he plundered the country's copper and diamond resources,... more...

  • The History of Congoby Didier Gondola

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 73.00

    This book begins with a survey of Congo's early history, when diverse peoples such as the Luba, the Kuba, and the Nilotic inhabited the area, and continues by tracing the country's history through the Belgian period of colonization and the dictatorships of Mobutu and Kabila. Biographical portraits present important figures in Congo's storied... more...

  • America, the UN and Decolonisationby John Kent

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This book examines the role of the UN in conflict resolution in Africa in the 1960s and its relation to the Cold War. more...