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The Congo wars : conflict, myth, and reality

Author: Thomas Turner
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, 2007.
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"Since 1996 war has raged in the Congo while the world has looked away. Waves of armed conflict and atrocities against civilians have resulted in over three million casualties, making this one of the bloodiest yet least understood conflicts of recent times." "In The Congo Wars Thomas Tinner provides the first in-depth analysis of what happened. The book describes a resource-rich region, suffering from years of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Turner, Thomas, 1939-
Congo wars.
London ; New York : Zed Books, 2007
(OCoLC)653434870
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Turner
ISBN: 9781842776896 1842776894 9781842776889 1842776886
OCLC Number: 87734818
Description: x, 243 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Half a holocaust --
The political economy of pillage --
'Congo must be sweet'-image and ideology in the Congo wars --
War in South Kivu --
War in North Kivu --
Congo and the 'international community' --
After the war.
Responsibility: Thomas Turner.
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With the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide exercising its shockwaves, and United Nations troops in position, but apparently powerless to secure the lives of ordinary citizens, this book sheds light  Read more...

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