9780299101145

The Rise and Decline of the Zairian State

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  • ISBN13:

    9780299101145

  • ISBN10:

    0299101142

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-04-30
  • Publisher: Textstream
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Summary

Zaire, apparently strong and stable under Presdident Mobutu in the early 1970s, was bankrupt and discredited by the end of that decade, beset by hyperinflation and mass corruption, the populace forced into abject poverty. Why and how, in a new african state strategically located in Central Africa and rich in mineral resources, did this happen? How did the Zairian state become a "parasitic predator" upon its own people?

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