To Katanga and Back: A UN Case History (Paperback)
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To Katanga and Back: A UN Case History (Paperback)

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Paperback 390 Pages / Published: 15/01/2015
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July 1960: The newly independent Congo is hit by the secession of its mineral rich-province Katanga, led by Moise Tshombe and backed by Belgium and Britain. June 1961: Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien arrives in Katanga as Special Representative of United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjoeld, his task (under a UN resolution) to arrest and repatriate the mercenaries and foreign interests propping up Tshombe. The consequences of this mission will prove fateful for all parties. This is the story of how a brilliant Irish diplomat found himself in Africa amid one of history's maelstroms. O'Brien reconstructs the complex, tragic, sometimes comic events of a drama in which he found himself controversially at centre stage. The result is history from the inside: a valuable study of 'the game of nations', and of the UN's unique functioning and malfunctioning.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571282937
Number of pages: 390
Weight: 495 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 28 mm
Edition: Main

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