In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo

He was known as the Leopard, and for the thirty two years of his reign Mobutu Sese Seko, president of Zaire, showed all the cunning of his namesake, seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition, and dominating his people with a devastating combination of brutality and charm While the

The Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures

When Lawrence Anthony learned that the northern white rhino, living in the war ravaged Congo, was on the very brink of extinction, he knew he had to act If the world lost the sub species, it would be the largest land mammal since the woolly mammoth to go extinct In The Last Rhinos, Anthony

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa

At the heart of Africa is Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal and unstaunchable war in which millions have died And yet, despite its epic proportions, it has received little sustained media attention In this deeply