Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Scarecrow Press, Oct 1, 2009 - History - 716 pages
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One of Africa's largest, most populated, and generously endowed countries, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has both dominated the surrounding region and been greatly affected by it as well. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has undergone a long period of war, and it appears that political renewal and economic recovery are bleak. Human security is likely to remain a distant dream for many years to come due to the prevalence and intensity of rape and other sexual violence, which is described as the worst in the world. The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo looks back at the nearly 48 years of independence, over a century of colonial rule, and even earlier kingdoms and groups that shared the territory. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on civil wars, mutinies, notable people, places, events, and cultural practices.

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Appendix A Evolution of Provinces in Congo
Appendix B Rulers of Congo 18851960
Appendix C Rulers of Congo 19602009
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Emizet Fran_ois Kisangani is professor in the Department of Political Science at Kansas State University. F. Scott Bobb is a journalist who has been reporting on and writing about the Democratic Republic of the Congo since the mid-1970s. He is currently serving as VOA correspondent in Southern Africa.

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