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Congo

By Michael Crichton
  • Writer : Michael Crichton
  • Isbn : 0307816508
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 299
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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a gripping thriller about the shocking demise of eight American geologists in the darkest region of the Congo. Deep in the African rain forest, near the ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, a field expedition is brutally killed. At the Houston-based Earth Resources Technology Services, Inc., a horrified supervisor watches a gruesome video transmission of that ill-fated group and sees a haunting, grainy, man-like blur moving amongst the bodies. In San Francisco, an extraordinary gorilla named Amy, who has a 620-sign vocabulary, may hold the secret to that fierce carnage. Immediately, a new expedition is sent to the Congo with Amy in tow, descending into a secret, forbidden world where the only escape may be through the grisliest death.

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In this first detailed study of the PSA, a party that has played a crucial role in Congolese politics, Weiss describes the growth of political parties from 1957 to 1960, and gives a history of the PSA, and of the anti-colonial protest in the Kwango-Kwilu area. Originally published in 1967. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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  • Isbn Code : 150690341X
  • Number of Pages : 252
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 610
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Radio Congo

By Ben Rawlence
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1780740956
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : Travel
  • Reviews : 620
  • Pdf File: radio-congo.pdf

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Brash hustlers, sinister colonels, resilient refugees, and intrepid radio hosts: meet the future of Congo In this extraordinary debut – called ‘gripping’ by The Times of London – Ben Rawlence sets out to gather the news from a forgotten town deep in Congo’s ‘silent quarter’ where peace is finally being built after two decades of civil war and devastation. Ignoring the advice of locals, reporters, and mercenaries, he travels by foot, bike, and boat, introducing us to Colonel Ibrahim, a guerrilla turned army officer; Benjamin, the kindly father of the most terrifying Mai Mai warlord; the cousins Mohammed and Mohammed, young tin traders hoping to make their fortune; and talk show host Mama Christine, who dispenses counsel and courage in equal measure. From the ‘blood cheese’ of Goma to the decaying city of Manono, Rawlence uncovers the real stories of life during the war and finds hope for the future.

Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By Emizet Francois Kisangani
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn Code : 144227316X
  • Number of Pages : 770
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 725
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This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Congo

By David Van Reybrouck
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn Code : 0062200135
  • Number of Pages : 656
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reviews : 860
  • Pdf File: congo.pdf

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Hailed as "a monumental history . . . more exciting than any novel" (NRC Handelsblad),David van Reybrouck’s rich and gripping epic, in the tradition of Robert Hughes' The Fatal Shore, tells the extraordinary story of one of the world's most devastated countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo. Epic in scope yet eminently readable, penetrating and deeply moving, David van Reybrouck's Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the fate of one of the world's most critical, failed nation-states, second only to war-torn Somalia: the Democratic Republic of Congo. Van Reybrouck takes us through several hundred years of history, bringing some of the most dramatic episodes in Congolese history. Here are the people and events that have impinged the Congo's development—from the slave trade to the ivory and rubber booms; from the arrival of Henry Morton Stanley to the tragic regime of King Leopold II; from global indignation to Belgian colonialism; from the struggle for independence to Mobutu's brutal rule; and from the world famous Rumble in the Jungle to the civil war over natural resources that began in 1996 and still rages today. Van Reybrouck interweaves his own family's history with the voices of a diverse range of individuals—charismatic dictators, feuding warlords, child-soldiers, the elderly, female merchant smugglers, and many in the African diaspora of Europe and China—to offer a deeply humane approach to political history, focusing squarely on the Congolese perspective and returning a nation's history to its people.

Sustaining more Inclusive Growth in the Republic of Congo

By Ms.Dalia Hakura,Adrian Alter,Matteo Ghilardi,Mr.Rodolfo Maino,Mr.Cameron McLoughlin,Mr.Maximilien Queyranne
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  • Publisher : International Monetary Fund
  • Isbn Code : 1484378792
  • Number of Pages : 44
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 236
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The Republic of Congo has seen dramatic improvement in its debt situation since 2010, following debt relief through the IMF and World Bank Heavily Indebted Poor Countries/Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative. Large oil revenues have allowed the country to boost spending and increase foreign exchange reserves. Yet poverty and inequality remain comparatively high. This paper examines Congo’s challenge to manage its natural resource revenue and attain sustained inclusive growth.

The Democratic Republic of Congo

By Michael Deibert
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1780323476
  • Number of Pages : 282
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reviews : 182
  • Pdf File: the-democratic-republic-of-congo.pdf

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Over the past two decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been at the centre of the deadliest series of conflicts since the Second World War, and now hosts the largest United Nations peacekeeping mission in the world. In this compelling book, acclaimed journalist Michael Deibert paints a picture of a nation in flux, inching towards peace but at the same time solidifying into another era of authoritarian rule under its enigmatic president, Joseph Kabila. Featuring a wealth of first-hand interviews and secondary sources, the narrative travels from war-torn villages in the country's east to the chaotic, pulsing capital of Kinshasa in order to bring us the voices of the Congolese - from impoverished gold prospectors and market women to government officials - as it explores the complicated political, ethnic and economic geography of this tattered land. A must-read for anyone interested in contemporary Africa, The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between, Hope and Despair sheds new light on this sprawling and often misunderstood country that has become iconic both for its great potential and dashed hopes.

The Fall of the Congo Arabs

By S.L. Hinde
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn Code : 1146727828
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 225
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The Black Man's Burden

By William J. Samarin
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 100031491X
  • Number of Pages : 276
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reviews : 590
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This book is an enquiry into early European colonial expansion in Central Africa especially in upper Zaire (Congo) and Ubangi rivers. It explores the extent to which French and Belgian colonial enterprise were dependent on the African labor and their penetration into Zaire basin.

Death in the Congo

By Emmanuel Gerard
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0674745361
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 456
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Fifty years later, the murky circumstances and tragic symbolism of Patrice Lumumba’s assassination trouble many people around the world. Emmanuel Gerard and Bruce Kuklick reveal a tangled web of international politics in which many people—black and white, well-meaning and ruthless, African, European, and American—bear responsibility for this crime.