This book describes the historical setting of Zaire and focuses on economic and political developments during the Mobutu era. It examines the corrupt and closed political system, with its roots in the colonial state and precolonial political patterns.
1. Introduction 2. The Historical Setting 3. The Zairian Polity 4. Society and Culture 5. Economics, Politics, and Interdependence 6. Zaire in the International Arena 7. Plus Ca Change … Zaire and the Future