Making a killing: criminality & coping in the Kivu War economy

  title={Making a killing: criminality \& coping in the Kivu War economy},
  author={S. Jackson},
  journal={Review of African Political Economy},
  pages={517 - 536}
  • S. Jackson
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • Review of African Political Economy
Over the last four years, the eastern Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have seen the precipitous rise and fall of a lucrative economy based on artisanal mining of tantalum ore. In some ways building on older patterns of survivalist economics in Congo, it also represents a radical mutation of livelihood strategies responding to an economy profoundly destroyed by colonial and post‐colonial neglect and greed, and more recently by five years of vicious war. That war has… Expand
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