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Published: 01 December 2017

512 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780190864552

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Why Comrades go to War

Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

  • An account of the AFDL's rise in 1996, crushing the dictatorship within Zaire/Congo and their subsequent collapse only months later as the Pan-Africanist alliance fell apart
  • A critical examination that helps explain why neighboring countries intervened in the conflict
  • Drawing on hundreds of interviews with protagonists from Africa and the international community it offers a novel theoretical and empirical account of Africa's Great War