Mobutu"s Congo.

by Gott, Richard

Publisher: Fabian Society in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 32 Downloads: 271
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  • Congo (Democratic Republic)

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  • Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Politics and government -- 1960-1997.

Edition Notes

SeriesFabian research series ;, 266
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHX11 .N42 no. 266
The Physical Object
Pagination[2], 32 p.
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5655255M
ISBN 100716312662
LC Control Number68097787
OCLC/WorldCa311898

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