Negotiated peace for extortion: the case of Walikale territory in eastern DR Congo

  title={Negotiated peace for extortion: the case of Walikale territory in eastern DR Congo},
  author={Nicholas Garrett and Sylvia Sergiou and Koen Vlassenroot},
  journal={Journal of Eastern African Studies},
  pages={1 - 21}
Abstract War in the Democratic Republic of Congo has increasingly been explained as a means to get access to natural resources and as a strategy to get control over informal trading networks linking the DRC with global markets. In most of these accounts, the complexity of war economies is underestimated. One element that is often missing is that systems of economic exploitation, which have been developed by armed groups during the Congolese war, tend to persist in the post-conflict context and… Expand
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