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New Episode of Africa Past and Present Focuses on the Democratic Republic of Congo

17 May on Africa, Announcements, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Podcast  

Thomas Turner's book The Congo Wars: Conflict, Myth, and Reality

Episode 63 of Africa Past and Present was released Wednesday, May 16 2012. The episode features a conversation with Professor Tom Turner, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Country Specialist at Amnesty International USA.

Entitled “Noise and Silence, War and Peace in the Politics of DR Congo,” the discussion focuses on The Congo Wars and their complex political, economic and international dimensions. Professor Turner also underscores the obstacles to peace, as well as the ambiguities of the “Kony 2012” campaign. The audio file, in its entirety, can be found here.

Africa Past and Present is hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb and produced by MATRIX. Subscribe to the podcast on the Africa Past and Present website and on iTunes.