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The Congo from Leopold to Kabila : a people's history

Author: Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave, 2002.
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The people of the Congo have suffered from a particularly brutal colonial rule, American interference after independence, decades of robbery at the hands of the dictator Mobutu and periodic warfare which continues even now in the East of the country. But, as this insightful political history makes clear, the Congolese people have not taken these multiple oppressions lying down and have fought over many years to  Read more...
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Nzongola-Ntalaja, Georges, 1944-
Congo from Leopold to Kabila.
London ; New York : Zed Books : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave, 2002
(OCoLC)653322977
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
ISBN: 1842770527 9781842770528 1842770535 9781842770535
OCLC Number: 46822313
Description: xiii, 304 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: Imperialism, Belgian colonialism and African resistance. --
The struggle for independence. --
The first Congo crisis. --
The second independence movement. --
The Mobutu regime: dictatorship and state decay. --
The struggle for multiparty democracy. --
Conflict in the Great Lakes Region. --
Conclusion. --
Chronology.
Responsibility: Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja.
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