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The Resource The Congo-Zaire experience, 1960-98, Edgar O'Ballance

The Congo-Zaire experience, 1960-98, Edgar O'Ballance

Label
The Congo-Zaire experience, 1960-98
Title
The Congo-Zaire experience, 1960-98
Statement of responsibility
Edgar O'Ballance
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book describes the experience of a huge Central African colonial country, suddenly plunged into independence in 1960, the first Prime Minster, Patrice Lumumba, being beset by rivals for central power and bouts of separatism. Lumumba was murdered in obscure circumstances. A UN peace-keeping force was rushed to the Congo to prevent the mineral-rich Katanga province breaking away from the republic. Hammarskjold, the UN leader, also died, on a mysterious mission on an aircraft (packed with arms and ammunition) that crashed." "After the departure of the United Nations, warlords struggled against one another until Mobutu triumphed, remaining executive president for many years, being directly supported by the USA and certain Western states during the Cold War period. Mobutu fended off his opponents, unearthed plots against him and defeated separatist invasions. Mobutu's name became synonymous with graft, corruption and skulduggery. In 1997 a Tutsi army supported by Rwandan and Ugandan allies, declared war on Kaliba, his successor, who had meanwhile gained the military support of Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Thus two Central African coalitions, hostile towards each other, both with predatory intentions, have internationalized the brewing civil war in the Congo."--Jacket
  • "This book describes the experience of a huge Central African colonial country, suddenly plunged into independence in 1960, the first Prime Minster, Patrice Lumumba, being beset by rivals for central power and bouts of separatism. Lumumba was murdered in obscure circumstances. A UN peace-keeping force was rushed to the Congo to prevent the mineral-rich Katanga province breaking away from the republic. Hammarskjold, the UN leader, also died, on a mysterious mission on an aircraft (packed with arms and ammunition) that crashed." "After the departure of the United Nations, warlords struggled against one another until Mobutu triumphed, remaining executive president for many years, being directly supported by the USA and certain Western states during the Cold War period. Mobutu fended off his opponents, unearthed plots against him and defeated separatist invasions. Mobutu's name became synonymous with graft, corruption and skulduggery. In 1997 a Tutsi army supported by Rwandan and Ugandan allies, declared war on Kaliba, his successor, who had meanwhile gained the military support of Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Thus two Central African coalitions, hostile towards each other, both with predatory intentions, have internationalized the brewing civil war in the Congo."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Ballance, Edgar
Dewey number
967.5103
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT658
LC item number
.O28 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Insurgency
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
Label
The Congo-Zaire experience, 1960-98, Edgar O'Ballance
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • The Belgian Congo
  • Independence and Clashing Personalities
  • Lumumba the Legend: 1960-61
  • ONUC versus Katanga and Others: 1961-92
  • Prime Minister Tshombe
  • The NLC in Retreat
  • Plots, Mutiny and Revolt
  • The First Invasion of Shaba: 1977
Control code
41649608
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 205 pages
Isbn
9780312227951
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99033523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
The Congo-Zaire experience, 1960-98, Edgar O'Ballance
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • The Belgian Congo
  • Independence and Clashing Personalities
  • Lumumba the Legend: 1960-61
  • ONUC versus Katanga and Others: 1961-92
  • Prime Minister Tshombe
  • The NLC in Retreat
  • Plots, Mutiny and Revolt
  • The First Invasion of Shaba: 1977
Control code
41649608
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 205 pages
Isbn
9780312227951
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99033523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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