Synopses & Reviews
This book, by a lifelong authority on the Congo, makes sense of the world's least reported and least understood major war. Since 1996 successive waves of armed conflict in the Congo have left behind at least 3 million casualties, overwhelmingly civilian. Turner throws new light on partisan and economically self-interested military interventions by Uganda, Angola, Zimbabwe and Namibia. And he cuts through the highly tendentious historical myths that have been used to make sense of the unfolding catastrophe both in the region and beyond. The book also indicates the changes required of the international community, neighboring African states and Congolese political leaders if this hugely resource-rich region of Central Africa is to build peace and economic security for its people.
About the Author
Thomas Turner is Professor of Political Science at the National University of Rwanda
Table of Contents
Half a Holocaust * Geological Scandal * Congo Must be Sweet * South Kivu * North Kivu * International Community * After the War Half a Holocaust * Geological Scandal * Congo Must be Sweet * South Kivu * North Kivu * International Community * After the War