The economic history of Congo before 1997
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- Gacamines: between pit and
- African Business, January 1995. Western
capital holds back from Cagamines Zaire state mining
company. Apparent western boycott because atmosphere not
favorable to capital. Sqeeze on miners' wages also
- National Reconstruction Plan for
- By Edward S. Marek, 29 January 1996. Reponds to a
book that suggests economic growth automatically flows
from removing constraints on capital. Author argues to
contrary that what Zaire really needs is instead an
economic recovery plan based on practical reforms.
- A false economic dawn?
- By Sanou Mbaye Le Monde diplomatique, June
1997. After the collapse of Mobutu, The DRC has been left
stripped of resources, in spite of the mineral wealth
being eyed covetously by foreign investors. The IMF
structural adjustment, privatisation and deregulation
policies have impoverished the population.