Conflicts in Africa. Democratic Republic of the Congo. Formerly called Zaire (1971-1997) 3 rd largest country in Africa (land size) Second Congo War beginning in 1998 devastated the country Involved 7 foreign armies Referred to as the African World War
Conflicts in Africa
War: 1993 –
*Ethnic violence between Tutsi dominated army and Hutu rebel groups
*200,000 – 300,000 people were killed
*Over 500,000 people (9% of population) have been displaced
*Caused serious health, water, and malnutrition problems in camps for Hutus
Should countries get involved?