Congo & Great Lakes

Autesserre, Séverine (2012): Dangerous Tales: Dominant Narratives on the Congo and their unintended consequences.African Affairs, Vol. 111, No. 443, pp. 1 – 21. (http://www.congoforum.be/upldocs/Dangerous%20Tales%20-%20African%20Affairs.pdf)

Autesserre, Séverine (2010): The Trouble with the Congo. Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding. CUP, Cambridge.

Berghezan, Georges/Zeebroek, Xavier (ed. 2011): Armes légères dans l’est du Congo. Enquête sur la perception de l’insécurité. GRIP/BICC, Brussels/Bonn.

Boshoff, Henri (2010): Completing the demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration process of armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the link to security sector reform of FARDC. Mission difficult! Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria.

Clark, John F. (ed.) (2002): The African Stakes of the Congo War. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Centre de Recherches et Études Stratégiques en Afrique Centrale (2013): Rôle et implication des Institutions Financières et Bancaires dans la lutte contre l’exploitation illégale des ressources naturelles. CRESA, Bukavu.

Centre de Recherches et Études Stratégiques en Afrique Centrale (2011): Structures et modes de financement des groupes armés a l’est de la RD Congo. CRESA, Bukavu.

Cuvelier, Jeroen (2010a): The complexity of resource governance in a context of state fragility: The case of eastern DRC. IPIS/International Alert, Antwerp. (http://www.international-alert.org/sites/default/files/publications/201011ResourceGovEasternDRC.pdf)

Cuvelier Jeroen/Pöyhönen, Päivi/Areskog Bjurling, Kristina (2010b): Voices from the Inside. Local Voices on Mining Reform in Eastern Congo. Finnwatch/Swedwatch. (http://www.swedwatch.org/sites/default/files/Conflictminerals_report.pdf)

Dijkzeul, Dennis/Iguma Wakenge, Claude (2010): Doing good, looking bad? Local perceptions of two humanitarian organisations in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in: Disasters, Vol. 34, No. 4. Wiley-Blackwell, London, pp. 1139–1170.

Eriksson Baaz, Maria/Verweijen, Judith (2013): Between Integration and Disintegration: The Erratic Trajectory of the Congolese Army. SSRC, New York.

Galy, Michel (2008): A Kinshasa, aventuriers africains et professionnels occidentaux. Le Monde Diplomatique, at: http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/2008/09/GALY/1625.

Garrett, Nicholas/Sergiou, Sarah/Vlassenroot, Koen (2009): Negotiated peace for extortion: the case of Walikale territory in eastern DR Congo, in: Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1.

Geenen, Sara (2013): Dispossession, displacement and resistance: Artisanal miners in a gold concession in South-Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, in: Resources Policy, Vol. 38, No.2. Elsevier, London. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301420713000172)

Geenen, Sara (2012): A dangerous bet: The challenges of formalizing artisanal mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in: Resources Policy, Vol. 37, No. 3. Elsevier, London. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301420712000104)

Geenen, Sara (2011): Relations and regulations in local gold trade networks in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of East African Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3. Taylor and Francis, London. (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17531055.2011.611676)

Hoffmann, Kasper (2007): Governing the ‘Maquis’: A case study of General Padiris Mayi Mayi movement. Working Paper No. 6. Conflict Research Group, Gent.

International Peace Information Service/IPIS (2013): ‘Conflict Minerals’ initiatives in DR Congo: Perceptions of local mining communities. IPIS, Antwerp.

Jackson, Stephen (2003): Fortunes of war: the coltan trade in the Kivus. HPG Background Paper. ODI, London. (http://www.odi.org.uk/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/456.pdf)

Jackson, Stephen (2002): Making a Killing: Criminality & Coping in the Kivu War Economy, in: Review of African Political Economy, Vol. 29, No. 93/94. Taylor and Francis, London. (http://www.roape.org/pdf/9310.pdf)

Johnson, Dominic (2013): No Kivu, no conflict? The misguided struggle against “conflict minerals” in the DRC. POLE, Goma. (http://www.pole-institute.org/documents/pole-minerals2013_.pdf)

Johnson, Dominic (2008): Kongo. Kriege, Korruption und die Kunst des Überlebens. Brandes & Apsel, Frankfurt.

Jourdan, Luca (2011): Mayi Mayi: Young Rebels in Kivu, DRC, in: African Development, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 89–111.

Jewsiewicki, B. (1977):  The Great Depression and the Making of the Colonial Economic System in the Belgian Congo, in: African Economic History, No. 4. University of Wisconsin, Madison, pp. 153–176.

Lemarchand, Réné (2009): The dynamics of violence in Central Africa. PUP, Philadelphia.

MacGaffey, Janet/Bazenguissa-Ganga, Rémy (2000): Congo-Paris: Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law (African Issues). James Currey, London.

Observatoire Gouvernance Paix (2011): Le Sud-Kivu un veritable Far West en RD Congo: La place des ressources minieres dans l’organisationn économique des groupes armés nationaux et étrangers pendant l’opération Amani Leo. OGP, Bukavu.

OHCHR (2010): Rapport du Projet Mapping concernant les violations les plus graves des droits de l’homme et du droit international humanitaire commises entre mars 1993 et juin 2003 sur le territoire de la République Démocratique du Congo. United Nations, New York.

Oxfam (2012): Commodities of War. Communities speak out about the true cost of conflict in DRC. Oxfam briefing paper 164. Oxfam, Oxford.

Prunier, Gérard (2009): From Genocide to Continental War. Hurst, London.

Raeymaekers, Timothy (2009): The silent encroachment of the frontier: A politics of transborder trade in the Semliki Valley (Congo–Uganda). Political Geography, Vol. 28, No. 1.

Raeymaekers, Timothy/Menkhaus, Ken/Vlassenroot, Koen (2008): State and non-state regulation in African protracted crises: governance without government? Afrika Focus, Vol. 21, No. 2. Gents Afrika Platform, Gent. (http://www.gap.ugent.be/africafocus/pdf/08-21-2-IntroTKKenpdf.pdf)

Reynaert, Julie (2010): MONUC/MONUSCO and Civilian Protection in the Kivus. Interns and Volunteers Series. IPIS, Antwerp.

Reyntjens, Filip (2010): The Great African War: Congo and regional geopolitics, 1996-2006. CUP, Cambridge.

Seay, Laura (2012): What’s Wrong with Dodd-Frank 1502? Conflict Minerals, Civilian Livelihoods, and the Unintended Consequences of Western Advocacy. Working Paper 284. Centre for Global Development, Washington. (http://www.cgdev.org/sites/default/files/1425843_file_Seay_Dodd_Frank_FINAL.pdf)

Sematumba, Onésphore (ed. 2011): DRC: The Mineral Curse. Regards Croisés, N° 30 bis. POLE, Goma. (http://www.pole-institute.org/documents/RC_30_VA.pdf)

Smith, James H. (2011): Tantalus in the Digital Age: Coltan ore, temporal dispossession, and “movement” in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, in: American Ethnologist, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 17–35.

Spittaels, Steven (ed. 2010):  The complexity of resource governance in a context of state fragility: An analysis of the mining sector in the Kivu hinterlands. IPIS/International Alert, Antwerp. (http://www.international-alert.org/sites/default/files/publications/201011TheComplexityOfResourceGovernance.pdf)

Stearns, Jason/Verweijen, Judith/Eriksson Baaz, Maria (2013): The national army and armed groups in the eastern Congo. Untangling the Gordian knot of insecurityUsalama Project Report. Rift Valley Institute, London/Nairobi.

Stearns, Jason et al. (2013c): Mai Mai Yakutumba. Resistance and Racketeering in Fizi, South Kivu. Usalama Project Report. Rift Valley Institute, London/Nairobi.

Stearns, Jason et al. (2013b): Banyamulenge: Insurgency and Exclusion in the Mountains of South Kivu. Usalama Project Report. Rift Valley Institute, London/Nairobi.

Stearns, Jason et al. (2013a): Raia Mutomboki. The flawed peace process in the DRC and the birth of an armed franchise. Usalama Project Report. Rift Valley Institute, London/Nairobi.

Stearns, Jason (2013): PARECO. Land, local strongmen, and the roots of militia politics in North Kivu. Usalama Project Report. Rift Valley Institute, London/Nairobi.

Stearns, Jason (2012b): From CNDP to M23. The evolution of an armed movement in eastern Congo. Usalama Project Report. Rift Valley Institute, London/Nairobi.

Stearns, Jason (2012a): North Kivu. The background to conflict in North Kivu province of eastern Congo. Usalama Project Report. Rift Valley Institute, London/Nairobi.

Stearns, Jason (2010): Dancing in the Glory of Monsters. The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa. Public Affairs, New York. (http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/publicaffairsbooks-cgi-bin/display?book=9781586489298)

Stearns, Jason/Hege, Steve (2010): Independent Oversight for Mining in the Eastern CongoA Proposal for a Third Party Monitoring & Enforcement Mechanism. NYU Center on International Cooperation, New York. (http://cic.nyu.edu/peace_ssr/docs/CIC%20Concept%20Note%20-%20(Jan%2010).pdf)

Titeca, Kristof (2009): The Changing Cross-Border Trade Dynamics between north-western Uganda, north-eastern Congo and southern Sudan. Working Paper No. 63. Crisis States Research Centre, London.

Tréfon, Théodore (ed.) (2004): Reinventing Order in the Congo. How People respond to State Failure in Kinshasa. Zed Books, London/New York.

Tull, Dennis M. (2009): Peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Waging Peace and Fighting War, in: International Peacekeeping, Vol.16, No. 2, pp. 215–230.

United Nations (various): Final/Midterm report of the Group of Experts on the DRC. United Nations, New York. (http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1533/egroup.shtml – link to all reports)

Van Reybrouck, David (2012): Congo. Une histoire. Actes Sud, Arles.

Verweijen, Judith (2013): Military business and the business of the military in the Kivus, in: Review of African Political Economy, Vol. 40, No. 135, pp. 67–82.

Vlassenroot, Koen (2013): South Kivu: Identity, territory, and power in the eastern Congo. Usalama Project Report. Rift Valley Institute, London/Nairobi.

Vlassenroot, Koen/Büscher, Karen (2010): Humanitarian presence and urban development: new opportunities and contrasts in Goma, DRC, in: Journal Compilation ODI. Blackwell, Oxford.

Vlassenroot, Koen/Raeymaekers, Tim (2009): Kivu’s Intractable Security Conundrum, in: African Affairs, Vol. 108, No. 432, pp. 475–484. (http://afraf.oxfordjournals.org/content/108/432/475.extract)

Vlassenroot, Koen/Raeymaekers, Tim (2008): New political order in the DR Congo? The transformation of regulation, in: Afrika Focus, Vol. 21, No. 2. Gents Afrika Platform, Gent. (http://www.gap.ugent.be/file/155)

Vlassenroot, Koen/Raeymaekers, Tim (ed. 2004): Conflict and Social Transformation in Eastern DR Congo. Academia Press, Gent. (http://www.academiapress.be/conflict-and-social-transformation-in-eastern-dr-congo.html)

Vlassenroot, Koen/van Acker, Frank (2001): War as exit from Exclusion? The formation of Mayi Mayi militias in eastern Congo, in: Afrika Focus, Vol. 17, No. 1–2, pp. 51–77.

More generally:

Desforges, Alison (1999): Leave no one to tell the story. Genocide in Rwanda. Human Rights Watch, New York.

Lemarchand, René (2009): The dynamics of violence in Central Africa. PUP, Philadelphia.

Lemarchand, René (1996): Burundi. Ethnic Conflict and Genocide. CUP, Cambridge.

Mamdani, Mahmood (2002): When victims become killers. Colonialism, Nativism and the Genocide in Rwanda. Fountain, Kampala.

Prunier, Gérard (2009): From Genocide to Continental War. Hurst, London.

Prunier, Gérard (1995): The Rwanda Crisis. History of a Genocide. Fountain, Kampala.

Stearns, Jason (2010): Dancing in the Glory of Monsters. The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa. Public Affairs, New York.

Uvin, Peter (2008): Life after Violence. A PEOPLE’S STORY OF BURUNDI. University of Chicago Press.

Vlassenroot, Koen/Raeymaekers, Tim (ed. 2004): Conflict and Social Transformation in Eastern DR Congo. Academia Press, Gent.

Watt, Nigel (2008): Burundi. The Biography of a Small African Country. Hurst, London.

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