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ISBN-10: 0195374207

ISBN-13: 9780195374209

ISBN-10: 0199754209

ISBN-13: 9780199754205

The Rwandan genocide sparked a terrible massacre that swept throughout sub-Saharan Africa, eventually resulting in the deaths of a few 4 million humans. during this striking historical past of the hot wars in important Africa, Gerard Prunier bargains a gripping account of ways one grisly episode laid the basis for a sweeping and disastrous upheaval.
Prunier vividly describes the grisly aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, while a few million refugees--a 3rd of Rwanda's population--fled to exile in Zaire in 1996. the recent Rwandan regime then crossed into Zaire and attacked the refugees, slaughtering upwards of 400,000 humans. The Rwandan forces then became on Zaire's despotic President Mobutu and, with assistance from a few allied African nations, overthrew him. yet as Prunier indicates, the cave in of the Mobutu regime and the ascension of the corrupt and erratic Laurent-Désiré Kabila created an influence vacuum that drew Rwanda, Uganda, Angola, Zimbabwe, Sudan, and different African international locations into a longer and chaotic warfare. the center of the e-book records how the total center of the African continent grew to become engulfed in an intractible and bloody clash after 1998, a devastating conflict that purely wound down following the assassination of Kabila in 2001. Prunier not just captures all this in his riveting narrative, yet he additionally indicts the foreign neighborhood for its utter loss of curiosity in what used to be then the biggest clash within the world.

Praise for the hardcover:

"The so much bold of a number of extraordinary new books that reexamine the extreme tragedy of Congo and crucial Africa because the Rwandan genocide of 1994."
--New York evaluate of Books

"One of the 1st books to put naked the advanced dynamic among Rwanda and Congo that has been riding this disaster."
--Jeffrey Gettleman, New York instances e-book Review

"Lucid, meticulously researched and incisive, Prunier's will most likely develop into the normal account of this under-reported tragedy."
--Publishers Weekly

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