By F. Ngolet
This quantity bargains a entire background and research of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the course of the tumultuous interval of 1997-2001. the writer examines the newest occasions during this turbulent zone, supplying a modern account that's either broad and detailed.
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72 The situation appeared even more dire for Kabila when a mutiny broke out among Zimbabwean troops in the DRC, prompting Mugabe to send 1,500 military police to attempt to bring it under control. The mutineers felt reluctant to fight a war that had nothing to do with Zimbabwe. As a result, the Zimbabwean army court-martialed four senior army 30 CRISIS IN THE CONGO officers for refusing to fight and defying orders. 73 Rebels killed numerous Zimbabwean troops fighting between the towns of Kabalo and Kabinda east of Mbuji-Mayi.
Making matters worse, fighting broke out among local chiefs, which was generally attributed to the Mayi-Mayi. In the Masisi area in North Kivu, Hunde chiefs recruited young men to prevent the Tutsi from coming back to reclaim their grazing land. Some of the robbing and looting by the FAC was also blamed on the Mayi-Mayi. On account of all of this regional instability, government forces initiated a crackdown, mobilizing the FAC in January 1998, resulting in numerous civilian deaths from the start.
Bugera was progressively weakened or marginalized politically. Indeed, after preventing him from attending meetings of the Conseil des Ministres, Kabila pushed his own party, the PRP, into power, at the expense of other ADFL groups. In October and November of 1997, the press in Kinshasa reported the efforts of the president to impose the PRP as the dominant political force under the leadership of Leonard Mulopo Kapita, a Lumumbist from Bandundu. D. Kabila), which were used to glorify Kabila’s public image.
Crisis in the Congo: The Rise and Fall of Laurent Kabila by F. Ngolet