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The conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has divided opinion; some call it a civil war, or a war of aggression by the country's neighbours; others a continuation of Rwanda's Hutu-Tutsi conflict on Congolose soil, and a war of partition and pillage. The prevalence of rape and sexual...

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Main Author: Turner, Thomas, 1939-
Format: BOOK
Language:English
Published: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2013.
Series:Global Political Hot Spots
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505 0 |a Introduction : Congo, a perennial hot spot -- Congo as a playing field -- African players on the Congo field -- Identity as a driver of conflict -- Congo's war against women -- Congo's "resource curse" -- The responsibility to protect. 
520 |a The conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has divided opinion; some call it a civil war, or a war of aggression by the country's neighbours; others a continuation of Rwanda's Hutu-Tutsi conflict on Congolose soil, and a war of partition and pillage. The prevalence of rape and sexual violence has led some analysts to mark it out as a hidden "war against women." Thomas Turner's insightful book reveals how each of these descriptions accurately captures the separate elements of this complex and multidimensional political conflict. In exploring each of these contributory factors, he shows how current attempts to rebuild the shattered state and society of DRC are doomed to fail. So long as the full complexity of the Congo crisis is not taken into account and a clear consensus as to its precise dimensions reached, the future looks bleak. -- Publisher description. 
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