For many months, an armed conflict has been raging in one of the largest countries on the African continent, the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre). This is a country that arouses covetousness on account of its fabulous riches. The misery caused by any armed conflict and the resultant distress are exacerbated by the problems facing most countries in the world today. Thousands of people, especially young people, are living acutely precarious lives because of unemployment. Even when work is available, the sub-human conditions under which it is carried out strip it of any positive, edifying value. In the field of health, the ravages of the new diseases that are now appearing in Africa have grown worse. The want of human and material resources makes their eradication even more uncertain.
- Author/Editor: Hazoumê; Marc Laurent
- Africa and the democratic challenge: an essay on adult education for democracy and the culture of peace
- UIE, 1999
- ISBN 92-820-2078-9
- Available in: English, French