This book examines the international factors such as enforced democracy and globalization that have affected the Great Lakes region of Africa. The horrendous consequences in terms of violence and human suffering of the events in this area have been exhibited in the media, however news coverage after 1994 was at times unreliable. This book takes a look at life since then, adopting an independent, and on occasion controversial perspective.
STEFAAN MARYSSE is Professor of Political Economy at the institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is also the Director of the Centre of the Study of the Great Lakes Region in Africa and co-editor of Annauire des Grands Lacs d'Afrique and author of L'Economie Informelle au Zaire/ Congo. FILIP REYNTJENS is Professor of Political Science and Chairman of the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM) at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. His book L'Afrique des Grands Lacs en crise: Rwanda, Burundi: 1988-1994 has been translated into many languages and he also co-edited Annuaire des Grands Lacs d'Afrique.