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Author Eichstaedt, Peter H., 1947-

Title Consuming the Congo : war and conflict minerals in the world's deadliest place / Peter Eichstaedt.

Imprint Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    967.5103 EIC    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    967.51034 EIC    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    967.51034 EIC    Available
Description 232 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Gates of Hell -- The Mandro hut -- Village of the skulls -- Gold from blood -- Cauldron of chaos -- An epidemic of rape -- The agony of Abyei -- A tale of two Sudans -- Armies and exploitation -- Woes of Walikale -- Controlling the flow -- Into Coltan country -- Realities of refugees -- Charcoal, wildlife, and angry Mai-Mai -- Things fall apart -- Resolution and illusion -- The horror and the hope.
Summary Much of the war-torn country has largely become lawless, overrun by warlords who exploit and murder the population for their own gain. Delving into the history of the former Belgian colony, this book exposes the horror of day-to-day life in the Congo, largely precipitated by colonial exploitation and internal strife after gaining independence. It offers not only a view into the dire situation but also examines how the Western world, a part of the problem, can become a part of the solution.
Subject International Criminal Court.
Massacres -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Massacres -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Ituri.
Mines and mineral resources -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Genocide -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Rape victims -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Children -- Violence against -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History -- 1997-
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Ethnic relations.
Ituri (Congo) -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 9781569763100

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