Congo From Leopold to Kabila - A People's History

ISBN-10: 1842770535
ISBN-13: 9781842770535
Edition: 2001
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Description: The Congolese people have struggled to improve their living conditions by trying to establish democratic institutions at home. This is a political history of the Congolese democratic movement in the 20th century.

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List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 2/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

The Congolese people have struggled to improve their living conditions by trying to establish democratic institutions at home. This is a political history of the Congolese democratic movement in the 20th century.

Preface and Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Name Equivalency
Map of the Congo
Introduction
The quest for freedom and prosperity
The Congolese democracy movement in historical perspective
Imperialism, Belgian Colonialism and African Resistance
Imperialism and the establishment of European rule in the Congo
The Belgian colonial system
African resistance to colonial rule
The Struggle for Independence
The social basis of decolonization in the Belgian Congo
The anticolonial alliance and the independence struggle
The First Congo Crisis
The crisis of decolonization, 1960-65
The United Nations and the Congo crisis
The Second Independence Movement
The birth of the second independence movement
Strengths and weaknesses of the second independence movement
The externally led counterinsurgency
The Mobutu Regime: Dictatorship and State Decay
The origins and nature of the regime
Instruments of power
The Struggle for Multiparty Democracy
The fight against Mobutu's dictatorship and reign of terror
The Sovereign Mational Conference
Politics and the institutions of the democratic transition
Conflict in the Great Lakes Region
The historical context
The war of partition and plunder
Resistance and repression in Kabila's Congo
Conclusion
Internal political limitations
External constraints
The way forward
Chronology
Bibliography
Index

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