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The Congo-Zaire Experience, 1960-98

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List of Maps Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations Chronology The Belgian Congo Independence and Clashing Personalities Lumumba the Legend: 1960-61 ONUC v Katanga, and Others Prime Minister Tshombe The NLC in Retreat Plots, Mutiny and Revolt The First Invasion of Shaba The Second Invasion of Shaba The Single-Party State Genocide in Burundi and Rwanda The End of the Mobutu Era The Democratic Republic of the Congo Bleak Prospects Bibliography Index

About the Author

EDGAR O'BALLANCE served in the British and Indian armies during World War II, reaching the rank of Colonel. He worked as a journalist from 1948 to 1962 for a US Wire Agency, and since then as a freelance journalist. He has covered over 20 wars and insurgencies and written extensively on international relations, defence and strategic problems. He is a member of the IISS, RUSI, and the former Chairman of the London-based Military Commentators' Circle.


'...a timely work that can shed some light on the ongoing conflict in that country.' - Mathurin C. Houngnikpo, African Studies Review

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