What were the origins and nature of the congo civil wars

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What were the origins and nature of the congo civil wars? o Africa after 1990: democratization and its limits: mobutu ends ban on political parities and the opposition against him grows o Hutus from Rwanda flood eastern Zaire and the Tutis rebel against Mobutu]Mobutu slowly loses control and the Tutsi minority led by Laurent Kabila move on Kinshasha First Congo War – this war by a revolt of Tutsis against Mobutu’s regima which results in the end of his regime o Kabila becomes president and cracks down on opposition to look like a typical African dictator, becomes increasingly oppressive o Tutsis, supported by Rwanda, rebel in eastern Zaire Second congo war – Tutsis rebel against Kabila, Kabila’s government collapse and the congo implodes. Many different African states descend on the Congo to try and gain access to resources The central government collapses, unable to provide any order or protect the people of the congo Africa’s biggest war and Congo’s second holocaust 3.8 million
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course HIST 128 taught by Professor Nelson during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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