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How roadblocks, not just minerals, fund rebels and conflict in the Congo

Schouten, Peer (2019) How roadblocks, not just minerals, fund rebels and conflict in the Congo. Conflict Research Programme Blog (21 Feb 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

For over a decade it’s been widely recognised that rebel financing in the Democratic Republic of Congo is firmly linked to mining. First discovered by the Belgians in 1904, the Congolese soil harbours a huge amount of precious minerals. Subsequent industrial exploitation of copper and gold became the backbone of first Belgian colonialism and later Mobutu Sese Seko’s kleptocracy.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/crp/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2019 08:30
Last Modified: 27 May 2020 23:35
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/102019

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