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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 23.65
Wenn Menschen sich in Teilen des Kongo treffen, sagen sie Moyo zur Begrüßung, direkt übersetzt heißt das Wort »Herz« und bedeutet den Wunsch: »Dein Herz soll leben!« Unter diesem Titel versammeln sich in diesem Buch zahlreiche kongolesische Autorinnen und Autoren. Ihre Texte streifen die Bereiche Politik und Gesellschaft, Literatur, Kunst und Kultur.... more...
- Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 14.57
Written with startling beauty and acuity, <i>Stringer</i> is an account of a year and a half that Anjan Sundaram spent in the Congo working on the bottom rung of the Associated Press. It was an intense period that would take him deep into the shadowy city of Kinshasa, to the dense rainforests that still evoke Conrad's vision, and to the... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 worlds largest UN peacekeeping mission. In this compelling book, acclaimed journalist Michael Deibert travels from war-torn villages in the countrys east to the capital of Kinshasa to bring us the voices of the Congolese and explore... more...