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Network War. An Introduction to Congo’s Privatised War Economy

This report provides a preliminary analysis into the conflict economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Gradually, the scope of the war in DRC (1998-today) has shifted from political to economic motivations. Today, six states and many other rebel movements are fighting each other to gain control over Congo’s precious resources: diamonds, gold, coltan and others. Millions of Congolese have died as a result of this war. Despite several political agreements, the prospects for peace look very bleak.

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