Congo (tagged articles)
Mobutu and the Collective Congolese Memory: Reconstructing the Past as a Survival Tool
John M. Mulunda - Despite the focus of scholars on the repressive elements of Mobutu’s Reign, “The rumble in the Jungle,” abacost jackets and the return to “authenticité” instead form the core of the 32-year reign of dictator Mobutu Sese Seko in... Keep Reading »
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Cobalt, Computation, and the Congo: Making Corporations Pay for Their Transnational Terrors
Isabel G. Padalecki - Though electronic products are ubiquitous in the modern Western world, most people are not aware of the origins of the batteries that power devices such as laptop computers and mobile phones. Lithium-ion batteries, though used primarily in wealthy and affluent nations... Keep Reading »
Before Drones: U.S. Covert Action in Africa During the Congo Crisis
Drew A. Calcagno - As with much of the African continent, the Congo endured a harsh colonial past. What trailed, after its 1960 independence from Belgium, also followed a similar trend of its continental neighbors – continued foreign meddling. At the outset, reasons for such continuation... Keep Reading »
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The Consequences of Rape During Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Elizabeth Dettke - "I rape because of the need. After that I feel like a man." These are the words of a rebel soldier who ruthlessly roams the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in search of his next victims. Rape has been used in the past during warfare to weaken populations... Keep Reading »
Ronan Bennett's The Catastrophist: Paralleling Ireland and Congo
Rachel E. Wallaace - In The Catastrophist, Ronan Bennett draws on events in Ireland to frame the political situation in the Congo and depicts political parallels between the two countries. Simultaneously he uses the reporting of these events to attack the “culture of aloofness based... Keep Reading »
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