Since 1996, war has raged the Congo while the world has looked away. Waves of armed conflict and atrocities against civilians have resulted in over three million casualties, making this one of the bloodiest yet least understood conflict of recent times.
The Congo Wars describes a resource-rich region, suffering from years of deprivation. Turner looks at successive misguided and self-interested interventions by other African countries, including Uganda, Angola, Zimbabwe and Namibia, and the impotence of United Nations troops.
Cutting through historical myths Turner indicates the changes required of Congolese leaders, neighbouring African states and the international community to bring about lasting peace and security.
Author: Thomas Turner