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Author Turner, Thomas, 1939-

Title The Congo wars : conflict, myth and reality / Thomas Turner
Published London ; New York : Zed Books Ltd. ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007


Description 1 online resource (x, 243 pages)
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
Summary 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 Turner provides the first in-depth analysis of what happened. The book describes a resource-rich region, suffering from years of deprivation and still profoundly affected by the shockwaves of the Rwandan genocide. Turner looks at successive misguided and self-interested interventions by other African powers, includi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-233) and index
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Subject Low-intensity conflicts (Military science) -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Political violence -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)
Politics and government
Political violence.
SUBJECT Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Politics and government -- 1997-
Subject Congo (Democratic Republic)
Kongo <Demokratische Republik>
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781848131248