Modern african wars 4 the congo 1960 2002 men at arms and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Modern african wars 4 the congo 1960 2002 by peter abbott raffaele ruggeri from belgian and french paratroops to che guevara and cia funded cuban b 26 pilots the congo has been a hotbed of african conflict in the late 20th century. This book looks at the uniforms arms and fighting men of the congo to include mercenary exile and secessionist groups from the initial conflict brought on by independence in 1960 to the great african war from 1998 to 2002. Commentaries the congo 1960 2002 introduction the belgian congo became independent on 30 june 1960 belgiums preparations had been hasty and wholly inadequate and left the population of almost a million square miles virtually without any trained african administrative political or military elite. Major operations ended or paused in 2002 but the old hatreds and constant lure of the congos natural resources continue to boil over into periodic outbreaksfeaturing specially commissioned full color artwork and rare photographs this is the harrowing story of the wars that ravaged congo for four decades
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