Congo Wars: Conflict, Myth and Reality

Congo Wars: Conflict, Myth and Reality

by Thomas Turner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1842776894

ISBN-13: 9781842776896

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: Zed Books

This book, by a lifelong authority on the Congo, makes sense of the world's least reported and least understood major war. Since 1996 successive waves of armed conflict in the Congo have left behind at least 3 million casualties, overwhelmingly civilian. Turner throws new light on partisan and economically self-interested military interventions by Uganda, Angola,

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This book, by a lifelong authority on the Congo, makes sense of the world's least reported and least understood major war. Since 1996 successive waves of armed conflict in the Congo have left behind at least 3 million casualties, overwhelmingly civilian. Turner throws new light on partisan and economically self-interested military interventions by Uganda, Angola, Zimbabwe and Namibia. And he cuts through the highly tendentious historical myths that have been used to make sense of the unfolding catastrophe both in the region and beyond. The book also indicates the changes required of the international community, neighboring African states and Congolese political leaders if this hugely resource-rich region of Central Africa is to build peace and economic security for its people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842776896
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements
Map of the Congo
1. Half a holocaust
2. The Political economy of pillage
3. Congo must be sweet - image and ideology in the Congo wars
4. War in South Kivu
5. War in North Kivu
6. Congo and the international community
7. After the war

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