Provides the genealogy and history of the African Great Lakes region. It has been the scene of a series of overlapping traumas which have disrupted its geopolitical, economic, social and demographic stability. Despite numerous peace accords, local political compromises and various international interventions, it has yet to find stability.
‘Readers – graduate students, researchers, policy makers and journalists – who take the time to read this collection will be aptly rewarded in rich micro-level analyses from some of the best minds working to understand and explain the conflicts that continue to plague Africa’s Great Lakes region.’ – International Journal of African Historical Studies
Jean-Pierre Chretien is on the staff of the CNRS in Paris and an expert on Central African affairs.
Richard Banégas is at the University of Paris-1.