République du Zaïre
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. When the explorer Henry Stanley reached the mouth of the Congo in 1877, King Leopold II of the Belgians took the lead in exploring and exploiting the Congo Basin. The Berlin Conference of 1884–85 recognized King Leopold II as the sovereign head of the Congo Free State.


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Further Reading

  1. Atlas Général du Congo. Académie Royale, BrusselsGoogle Scholar
  2. Gran, G., Zaïre: The Political Economy of Underdevelopment. New York, 1979Google Scholar
  3. Leslie, W. J., Zaïre: Continuity and Political Change in an Oppressive State. Boulder (CO), 1993Google Scholar
  4. MacGaffey, J., Entrepreneurs and Parasites: The Struggle for Indigenous Capitalism in Zaïre. CUP, 1988Google Scholar
  5. Parfitt, T. W., Zaïre: [Bibliography]. Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1991Google Scholar
  6. Williams, D. B. et al Zaïre: [Bibliography]. Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1995Google Scholar
  7. Young, C. and Turner, T., The Rise and Decline of the Zairian State. Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1985Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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