Zaire, apparently strong and stable under Presdident Mobutu in the early 1970s, was bankrupt and discredited by the end of that decade, beset by hyperinflation and mass corruption, the populace forced into abject poverty. Why and how, in a new african state strategically located in Central Africa and rich in mineral resources, did this happen? How did the Zairian state become a “parasitic predator” upon its own people?
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About the Author
Crawford Young is the Rupert Emerson Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Thomas Edwin Turner was professor of political science at Wheeling Jesuit University. He has also worked for Amnesty International. He lives in the Washington D.C. metro are.