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The war economy in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Published by Institute for Global Dialogue in Braamfontein, South Africa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
    • Subjects:
    • War -- Economic aspects -- Congo (Democratic Republic),
    • Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History -- 1997-,
    • Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Economic conditions -- 1960-,
    • Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Politics and government -- 1997-

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by Sagaren Naidoo.
      SeriesIGD occasional paper ;, no. 37
      ContributionsNaidoo, Sagaren., Institute for Global Dialogue.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC955.Z9 D46 2003
      The Physical Object
      Pagination91 p. :
      Number of Pages91
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3361378M
      ISBN 101919697632
      LC Control Number2004418066
      OCLC/WorldCa55130896

        The Democratic Republic of the Congo is not officially at war, but for decades the ordinary Congolese haven't experienced an essence of peace either. After years of bloodshed and devastation, the DRC is staggering towards normalcy, but after brief intervals the country finds itself rebound into violent conflicts again and again. A must-read book to understand the complexity of the crisis in the Congo.’ – Kambale Musavuli, Congolese human rights activist and spokesperson for the Friends of the Congo, Washington DC ‘A comprehensive first-rate account of the tragedy of Congo DR: the human suffering, rape and plunder of its immense mineral wealth.   The United Nations today released a new report on “indescribable” atrocities committed in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from to , when tens of thousands of people were killed, and numerous others raped and mutilated by both armed Congolese group and foreign military forces. “The period covered by this report is probably one of the most tragic chapters in.


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Ravaged by years of armed conflict and civil war, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has seen much of its population displaced and in poverty. Over 60 percent of the population in the country lives at the poverty line, many of whom earn less than $2 a day. The DR Congo, along with much of sub-Saharan Africa, is on the verge of a crisis.

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