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From Reshaping to Resizing a Failing State? the Case of the Congo/Zaïre

Thomas M. Callaghy

in Right-sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244904
eISBN:
9780191600050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244901.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Thomas Callaghy applies Lustick's theory of institutionalization and deinstitutionalization to Zaïre under the dictatorship of Mobutu Sese Seko, and the subsequent conflict under Laurent Kabila. He ... More


Necessary Noise: Music, Film, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo

Chirie Rivers Ndaliko

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190499570
eISBN:
9780190499617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499570.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Through poetic portraits of the vibrant people, songs, films, and music videos in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Necessary Noise presents a study of human creativity in the face of ... More


The Unraveling: Internal and External Strains on the Alliance

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

in Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190611354
eISBN:
9780190686581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611354.003.0009
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter explains how the surging discontent described in the previous chapter morphs into a full-blown crisis. The remarkable expression of elite accommodation between Laurent-Désiré Kabila, ... More


Comrades Go to War: Triangular Diplomacy between Kinshasa, Kigali and Luanda

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

in Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190611354
eISBN:
9780190686581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611354.003.0012
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter traces the trajectory from the unbearable no-man’s-land of waiting for the inevitable to the outbreak of conflict on August 2, 1998, and the ensuing first weeks of fighting. The failure ... More


Art on the Frontline

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko

in Necessary Noise: Music, Film, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190499570
eISBN:
9780190499617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499570.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The story of Yole!Africa began in 1995 against a backdrop of dictatorship, instability, and war. Congo was reeling from the aftermath of the Rwanda genocide and artists were suffering under the ... More


Re-Membering Congo

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko

in Necessary Noise: Music, Film, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190499570
eISBN:
9780190499617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499570.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter posits that the east of Congo is the site of two simultaneous and equally destructive conflicts, one over mineral resources and one over history. The first is quantifiable in death ... More


Introduction

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

in Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190611354
eISBN:
9780190686581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611354.003.0001
Subject:
History, African History

Chapter one begins with a critical juncture in African history—the expulsion of the Rwandan Patriotic Front from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in July 1998. Building on this vignette, it ... More


Comrades Preparing for War: The Alliance to Overthrow Mobutu

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

in Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190611354
eISBN:
9780190686581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611354.003.0005
Subject:
History, African History

The chapter analyzes the founding of the coalition of revolutionaries to invade Zaire, symbol of “neo-colonial” Africa. It traces the provisions for war by the Pan-Africanist alliance as they helped ... More


The Campaign: The Sprint to Kinshasa and the Rwandan–Angolan Cold War

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

in Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190611354
eISBN:
9780190686581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611354.003.0006
Subject:
History, African History

The military operation to unseat Mobutu forms the subject of this chapter. It opens with the blistering assault of the Rwandan Patriotic Army on the giant refugee camps outside Goma and Bukavu. ... More


The Post-Mobutu Order and Politics After Liberation

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

in Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190611354
eISBN:
9780190686581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611354.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter tells the story of how the post-Mobutu order was consolidated. Kabila wasted no time in purging the Mobutist elite, circulating a revamped currency and building a new army under the ... More


Back Against the Wall: The Return of the Threat

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

in Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190611354
eISBN:
9780190686581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611354.003.0010
Subject:
History, African History

Through the testimonies of civil administrators and security hawks, this chapter demonstrates the repatriation of nearly a million Rwandans from the camps was not the exorcism Paul Kagame had hoped ... More


Kabila’s Pre-Emptive Strike: The Kinshasa Endgame

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

in Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190611354
eISBN:
9780190686581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611354.003.0011
Subject:
History, African History

The final three weeks before the outbreak of the Great African War between comrades are detailed in this chapter. Its examines “Plan A,” a conspiracy involving the RPF, its Ugandan allies and a ... More


Why Comrades Go to War

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

in Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190611354
eISBN:
9780190686581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611354.003.0013
Subject:
History, African History

The conclusion explores the book’s broader implications. The unraveling of the AFDL happened within the same fifteen-month timeframe that would also see the outbreak of a “war of brothers” between ... More


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