VOL. 3, NO. 1, PGS. 9–20


Violence in the African Great Lakes Region: Violence Begets Violence
A conversation with René Lemarchand

This interview was conducted by Javier Toro.

René Lemarchand is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and African Studies at the University of Florida. He is the author of The Dynamics of Violence in Central Africa.

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How serious has violence in the region been?

No other part of the continent has experienced violence on such extensive scale as the three states of former Belgian Africa that make up the Great Lakes region: Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). According to the International Rescue Committee, the death toll in the DRC [...]

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