Genocide and Covert Operations in Africa 1993-1999

Author: Madsen, Wayne
Year:1999
Pages:568
ISBN:0-7734-8002-1
978-0-7734-8002-5
Price:319.95
This book is the first published in the United States that provides an in-depth examination of the covert intrigue that transpired in Africa during the 1990s. the events that occurred in the Great Lakes region are presented in the context of how outside players – notably the United States and France – used their considerable military and intelligence to tip the balance of economic power in Africa. The result was a loss of influence for France and ad dramatic gain for the United States., America's gaining of influence was not without tremendous price. The book describes the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and suggest that the United States was not merely an innocent bystander to the events that led to the most systematic mass killing of humans since world War II. The book also introduces the world of international mining and the dubious nature of the network of investors and agents of influence that support the mining industry. The unlikely confluence of African, American, Southeast Asian and even Arkansas politics had tremendous consequences for many disparate players, including the Clinton administration, the Habyarimana regime in Rwanda Marshal Mobutu of Zaire, and the peoples of Sierra Leone, Congo, and Angola. This is the first major work focusing on US covert military operations in Africa, exposing the covert war and corporate interests that have benefited from the US intervention in both the diamond and killing fields of Africa.

Table of Contents

Table of contents:

Foreword, Preface, Introduction

1.The Somali Syndrome

2.America's African beachhead: Uganda

3.The Death of "Monsieur Afrique"

4.US Target # One: Jonas Savimbi

5.The Africa-Arkansas-Indonesia Connection

6.Destabilizing Rwanda

7.Ambassador "Nero"

8.The Road from Kigali to Zaire

9.Kabila's Kiosk

10.Human "Collateral Damage"

11.Pax Americana in Africa

12.The Fall of Kinshasa

13.The Gucci Mercenaries

14.Fashoda II

15.Diamond Wars on the Western Front

16.The French-American Spy Wars

17.Clinton's victory Tour

18.Aftermath

Appendix: An excerpt of the UN's Report on Mercenary Activities in frica

Acronyms, bibliography; Index