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Title:  In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo
Author(s): Michela Wrong
Paperback: 338 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial 
Publication date: May 28th 2002 (first published 2000) 
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060934433
ISBN-13: 9780060934439

Book summary
During Mobutu Sese Seko's 30 years as president of Zaire (now the Congo), he managed to plunder his nation's economy and live a life of excess unparalleled in modern history. A foreign correspondent in Zaire for six years, Michela Wrong has plenty of titillating stories to tell about Mobutu's excesses, such as the Versailles-like palace he built in the jungle, or his insistence that he needed $10 million a month to live on. However, these are not the stories that most interest Wrong. Her aim is to understand all of the reasons behind the economic disintegration of the most mineral-rich country on the African continent; in so doing, she turns over the mammoth rock that was Mobutu and finds a seething underworld of parasites with names like the CIA, the World Bank and the IMF, the French and Belgian governments, mercenaries, and a host of fat cats who benefited from Mobutu's largesse and even exceeded his rapaciousness. ...

 

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Title:  Democratic Republic of Congo in Pictures
Author(s): Francesca Davis DiPiazza
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books (CT)
Publication date: March 1st 2008 (first published December 15th 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0822585723
ISBN-13: 9780822585725

Book summary
An overview of the Democratic Republic of Congo's geography and history, along with an exploration of the political, economic, and cultural landscape of this central African nation formerly known as Zaire. As part of the new, completely revised and redesigned second edition of the highly acclaimed Visual Geography Series®, Democratic Republic of Congo in Pictures explores the troubled and war-torn history of this former Belgian colony.

 

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Title:  Democratic Republic of Congo
Author(s): Rita Milios
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers 
Publication date: September 1st 2004
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590848152
ISBN-13: 9781590848159

Book summary
Africa is a continent of valuable resources, from large reserves of oil, to minerals such as diamonds and gold; it is also home to an incredible variety of wild animals, plants, and trees. Yet Africa is also a continent with many problems. African countries are among the world's poorest--in fact, 32 of the world's poorest 44 countries are African. The series AFRICA: CONTINENT IN THE BALANCE examines the historical and current situation of selected African countries, providing background information and analysis for students on each country's geography and ecology; history; system of government; economy; people and cultures; and important cities and communities.

 

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Title: 
The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Systematic Assessment Is Needed to Determine Agencies' Progress toward U.S. Policy Objectives
Author(s): US Department of State
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: BiblioGov
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9781249913726

 

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Title:
Democratic Republic of the Congo Presidential Election, 1970
Author(s): Iustinus Tim Avery
Paperback: 68 pages
Publisher: International Book Marketing Service Ltd
Publication date: 9/12/2012
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9786201740730

Book Description
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A presidential election was held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 1 November 1970. The only candidate was Joseph Mobutu, who had taken power in a military coup five years earlier. The election took the format of a "yes" or "no" vote for Mobutu's candidacy, with the results showing he won more "yes" votes than the number of registered voters, even though voting was not compulsory. Following the promulgation of a new ...

 

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Title: Democratic Republic of the Congo (Africa - Continent in the Balance Series)
Author(s): Rita Milios, Robert I. Rotberg (Editor)
Paperback: 79 pages
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:  9/28/2004
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590848152
ISBN-13: 9781590848159

Book
Description
The name Democratic Republic of Congo is a misnomer: the country has never been truly democratic or a republic. For decades this country in central Africa, which was once known as Zaire, was ruled by a brutal and corrupt dictator, Mobuto Sese Seko. Since the mid-1990s, when Mobutu's government was overthrown, various groups within Congo have been fighting for power. The civil war claimed an estimated 3 million lives before a peace agreement was signed in 2003 and a transitional government formed. The Democratic ...

 

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Title: Banana, Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Author(s): Norton Fausto Garfield
Paperback:116 pages
Publisher: Anim Publishing
Publication date: 11/3/2011
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9786138174141

Book
Description
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Banana is a small seaport in Kongo Central Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Atlantic coast. The port is situated in Banana Creek, an inlet about 1 km wide on the north bank of the Congo River's mouth, separated from the ocean by a spit of land 3 km long and 100 to 400 m wide. The port is located on the creek side of the spit, which shelters it from the ocean. It is about 8 km south-east of Muanda and ...

 

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Title: Moba, Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Author(s): L Egaire Humphrey 
Paperback: 84 pages
Publisher: Claud Press
Publication date: 11/3/2011
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9786138185901

Book
Description
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Moba is a town located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Tanganyika Province. It is situated on the western shore of the southern part of Lake Tanganyika, 140 km south-east of Kalemie, to which it is linked by regular boat services. The main part of the town is on a plateau 400 m above the lake and 5 km from it, a dirt road leads down to a jetty at the lake. The scenery around Moba consists of a range of steep rugged ...

 

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Title: Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Author(s): Gerd Numitor 
Paperback: 68 pages
Publisher: International Book Marketing Service Ltd 
Publication date: 12/10/2011
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9786139883516

Book summary
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the second institution in the central executive branch of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the first institution being the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who has the title of head of state. Under the constitution of the Third Republic, the government is composed of a cabinet of ministers, deputy-ministers, and occasionally state-ministers. The ...

 

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Title: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Author(s): Joseph R. Oppong, Charles F. Gritzner (Editor), Tania Woodruff
Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 3/28/2007
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9780791092491

 

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