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Zaire. Congo (Democratic Republic). Belgian Congo

  • British Humanitarianism and the Congo Reform Movement, 1896-1913by Dr Dean Pavlakis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    The Congo Free State was under the personal rule of King Leopold II of the Belgians from 1885 to 1908. The accolades that attended its founding were soon contested by accusations of brutality, oppression, and murderous misrule, but the controversy, by itself, proved insufficient to prompt changes. Starting in 1896, concerned men and women used public... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    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...

  • 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...

  • Civilian Protection in Armed Conflictsby Robert Schütte

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 69.99

    The study analyzes three themes: first, the evolution of the concept of civilians in the course of human history, and secondly, the situation and victimization of civilians in armed conflict since 1990, and third, how the international community since the end of the Cold War to protect civilians has monitored by the mandating robust UN peacekeeping... more...

  • Catastrophe and Creationby K. Elkholm Friedmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

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

  • Great Lakes Conflagrationby Tom Cooper

    Helion & Company 2013; US$ 16.99

    Great Lakes Conflagration' is the second in two volumes covering military operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the turn from the 21st century. This volume explores developments in the DRC that led to the outbreak of violence in August 1998, and systematically details the continued build-up and status of the Congolese, Rwandan... more...

  • The Democratic Republic of Congoby Michael Deibert

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has been home to the deadliest conflicts of the postwar era and hosts the world’s largest UN peacekeeping mission. In this compelling book, acclaimed journalist Michael Deibert travels from war-torn villages in the country’s east to the capital of Kinshasa to bring us the voices of the Congolese and explore... more...

  • Congoby Thomas Turner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95 US$ 56.29

    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...

  • Business of Civil Warby Patience Kabamba

    CODESRIA 2013; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • A Dance of Assassinsby Allen F. Roberts

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    A Dance of Assassins presents the competing histories of how Congolese Chief Lusinga and Belgian Lieutenant Storms engaged in a deadly clash while striving to establish hegemony along the southwestern shores of Lake Tanganyika in the 1880s. While Lusinga participated in the east African slave trade, Storms? secret mandate was to meet Henry Stanley?s... more...