Accession Number : ADA311557

Title :   Reform, Conflict, and Security in Zaire,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Metz, Steven

PDF Url : ADA311557

Report Date : 05 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : Sub-Saharan Africa is at a crossroad. For several decades economic decay, corrupt and repressive governance, and violent conflict dominated the region. Then Africa seemed to turn a corner. Some long-running conflicts lurched toward resolution due, at least in part, to the end of the Cold War. A tide of democracy swept away some of the region's longest ruling dictators. And, according to the World Bank, economic policies in Africa are getting better with discernible payoffs. This is all good news, but it is much too early to predict a rosy future: in Africa, instability, conflict, and violence always lurk one step behind progress. Great efforts will be required to consolidate recent gains.

Descriptors :   *DEMOCRACY, *ZAIRE, POLICIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, SUBSAHARAN AFRICA, ECONOMICS, COLD WAR, CONFLICT, AFRICA, DECAY.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE