The Congo from Leopold to Kabila: A People's History
Zed Books, 2002 - History - 304 pages
The people of the Congo have suffered from a particularly brutal colonial rule, American interference after independence, decades of robbery at the hands of the dictator Mobutu and periodic warfare which continues even now in the East of the country. But, as this insightful political history makes clear, the Congolese people have not taken these multiple oppressions lying down and have fought over many years to establish democratic institutions at home and free themselves from foreign exploitation; indeed these are two aspects of a single project.
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USA and Western Powers are demonic powers working against the peace of the Congolese. But one day is one day.