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The Congo: From Leopold to Kabila: A People's History

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As this book shows, the People of the Congo have suffered throughout the past century from a particularly brutal experience of colonial rule, and a series of post-independence political conflicts. But as this insightful political history of the Congolese democratic movement of the 20th century decisively makes clear, its people have not taken these multiple oppressions lying down. Instead, they have struggled both to establish democratic institutions at home and to free themselves from exploitations abroad.

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Criticizing the international community's seeming rejection of change in Africa through democratic means, as opposed to by strong-arm political leaders, professor and democracy activist Nzongola-Ntalaja outlines the history of the democracy movement in the Congo. Deeply critical of the Belgian imperialists, Mobutu and his supporters, as well as the Kabila regime that overthrew Mobutu, he connects the struggle for democracy to the Western corporations that oppose it and to local corrupt elites. Distributed by Palgrave.
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About the Author

Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja is a renowned scholar of African politics and an international consultant specializing in public policy, governance, and conflict-related issues.

Table of Contents

Introduction * 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842770535
Subtitle:
A People's History
Author:
Nzongola-Ntalaja, Georges
Author:
Nzongola-Ntalaja, Georges
Publisher:
Zed Books
Location:
London
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Decolonization
Subject:
Congo.
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
World History-Africa
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
book 3
Publication Date:
20020201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.44 x 0.8 in

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