AcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsIntroduction1. Becoming Katanga2. The Katangese Secession 1960-633. Into Exile and Back 1963-674. With the Portuguese 1967-745. The Katangese Gendarmes in the Angolan Civil War 1974-19766. The Shaba Wars7. Disarmament and Division 1979-19968. The Overthrow of Mobutu and After 1996-2015ConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex
Erik Kennes is Research Associate at the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium and at the Institute for Development Policy and Management of the University of Antwerp, Belgium.Miles Larmer is Associate Professor of African History at the University of Oxford. He is author of Rethinking African Politics: A History of Opposition in Zambia and Mineworkers in Zambia: Labour and Political Change in Post-Colonial Africa, 1964-1991.
"A major contribution to our understanding of postcolonial politics in Africa more broadly and sheds light on the survival of militias over time and forms of subnationalism emerging from regional consciousness." -M. Crawford Young, University of Wisconsin, Madison "A fascinating story which is tied to the colonial development of Katanga province, cold war politics in Central Africa, the crisis of the postcolonial state in the Congo, and the interregional politics in the Great Lakes area." -Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, University of North Carolina