La République démocratique du Congo connaît une instabilité quasi chronique il y a plus de 19 ans en dépit des actions des Nations Unies à travers la MONUC et par la suite, la MONUSCO. La présente étude propose une analyse ouverte de la recherche de la paix dans ce pays. Elle repose sur les initiatives du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies et de l'Eglise catholique en rapport avec la stabilisation en RD Congo. En raison de la complexité de la situation sur terrain, la nouvelle démarche relativise les approches classiques et pose la synergie d'efforts des différents acteurs comme un impératif juridique et existentiel. Ces efforts doivent rendre efficientes les ressources locales, car la consistance et la fiabilité des ressources dont un Etat dispose sont déterminantes pour sa stabilité. Il s'agit des ressources humaines et citoyennes, économiques et financières, sécuritaires et dissuasives, techniques et technologiques, juridiques et politiques, géostratégiques et diplomatiques.
Reveals how Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Republic of Congo, was murdered in January, 1961, directly by the Belgian government and Congolese rebels, but with the indirect help of the United States and United Nations.
A Rainbow in the Night
Author: Dominique Lapierre
Publisher: Da Capo Press
In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were convinced by their strict Calvinist faith that they were among God's “Elect,” chosen to rule over the continent. Their saga—bloody, ferocious, and fervent—would culminate three centuries later in one of the greatest tragedies of history: the establishment of a racist regime in which a white minority would subjugate and victimize millions of blacks. Called apartheid, it was a poisonous system that would only end with the liberation from prison of one of the moral giants of our time, Nelson Mandela. A Rainbow in the Night is Dominique Lapierre's epic account of South Africa's tragic history and the heroic men and women—famous and obscure, white and black, European and African—who have, with their blood and tears, brought to life the country that is today known as the Rainbow Nation.
When Glasgow journalist Gerry Conway receives a phone call promising unsavoury information about Scottish Justice Minister Peter Lyons, his instinct is that this apparent scoop won't warrant space in The Tribune. But as Conway's curiosity grows and his leads proliferate, his investigation takes him from Scotland to Belfast. Shocked by the sectarian violence of the past, and by the prejudice and hatred he encounters even now, Conway soon grows obsessed with the story of Lyons and all he represents. And as he digs deeper, he comes to understand that there is indeed a story to be uncovered; and that there are people who will go to great lengths to ensure that it remains hidden. Compelling, vividly written and shocking, ALL THE COLOURS OF THE TOWN is not only the story of an individual and his community - it is also a complex and thrilling inquiry into loyalty, betrayal and duty.
Author: Christiane Reiter, Angelika Taschen, Deidi von Schaewen
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Photographic guide to African interiors, bringing together a wide selection of inspirational dwelling.
Author: Catherine Camus
Publisher: Editions Olms
Albert Camus, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, died in a car crash in 1960. He was 46. He left a substantial but unfinished oeuvre of exceptional beauty and power. Writer, journalist, thinker, playwright and producer, Camus was a man of tremendous vitality, a passionate defender of freedom who put his art at the service of human dignity. He fought constantly against oppression and exploitation and set an example that is still worthy today. Using a combination of extracts from his works, photographs and other archive material, some published here for the first time, Camuss daughter Catherine leads us clearly but discreetly through the fascinating life and work of a solitary but universal figure.
Author: Chris Spring
Featuring a rich array of magnificent artworks from the British Museum and beyond , th e book showcases some of the most exquisite works of wood, stone, ceramics, beadwork, textiles and metalwork from Africa - from the Mediterranean coast to the Cape and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Beginning with an introduction to the very nature of African art, each of the artworks is then exp lored within its wider cultural and historical context, with chapters relating to contemporary art, masquerade, specific materials such as cloth, precious metals, wood and iron, gender, tools, and arms and armour . Close - up views of individual details will allow the reader to see these pieces in a new way , while the author points out unexpected juxtapositions across a wide range of cultures, periods and media. Presenting a spectacular view of African art , this stunning book also offers tremendous insight in to African culture .
Author: Tom Murphy
Given the current state of the American healthcare system, physician burnout is an almost inevitable response. It doesn't have to be that way. Eighteen years after his enthusiastic first day in medical school, Dr. Tom Murphy was a burned-out physician disillusioned enough to leave clinical medicine at the age of 43. His crisis is not unique. Burnout among physicians has reached epidemic proportions. Worse, it can begin as early as medical school. Burnout is not some psychological abnormality to be embarrassed to mention in public quite the contrary. Research in the past five years shows 87% of American physicians experience symptoms of burnout. Burnout is not limited to the medical profession. Several high-stress public service occupations have high rates of burnout, including law enforcement, education, and healthcare but physicians suffer a much higher rate compared to other working adults. In Physician Burnout: A Guide to Recognition and Recovery, Dr. Murphy shares research and his experiences on what causes physician burnout, and what it takes to recover. He explains how changing critical aspects of the modern healthcare workplace at the individual clinic and the institutional level can ease the burnout crisis. The benefits of these changes may go far beyond the initial goals they can result in happier doctors, staff, and patients and higher quality healthcare. Each person will have unique issues to resolve and different solutions. You can learn how to recognize early signs of burnout and how medical schools and hospital systems can initiate the cultural paradigm shift needed to change the course of the burnout epidemic facing the healthcare industry.
Author: David Weber, Eric Flint
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
AMERICAN FREEDOM AND JUSTICE VS. THE TYRANNIES OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY The new government in central Europe, called the Confederated Principalities of Europe, was formed by an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians led by Mike Stearns who were transplanted into 17th-century Germany by a mysterious cosmic accident. The new regime is shaky. Outside its borders, the Thirty Years War continues to rage. Within, it is beset by financial crisis as well as the political and social tensions between the democratic ideals of the 20th-century Americans and the aristocracy which continues to rule the roost in the CPE as everywhere in Europe. Worst of all, the CPE has aroused the implacable hostility of Cardinal Richelieu, the effective ruler of France. Richelieu has created the League of Ostend in order to strike at the weakest link in the CPE's armor¾its dependence on the Baltic as the lifeline between Gustav Adolf's Sweden and the rest of his realm. The greatest naval war in European history is about to erupt. Like it or not, Gustavus Adolphus will have to rely on Mike Stearns and the technical wizardry of his obstreperous Americans to save the King of Sweden from ruin. Caught in the conflagration are two American diplomatic missions abroaRebecca Stearns' mission to France and Holland, and the embassy which Mike Stearns sent to King Charles of England headed by his sister Rita and Melissa Mailey. Rebecca finds herself trapped in war-torn Amsterdam; Rita and Melissa, imprisoned in the Tower of London. And much as Mike wants to transport 20th-century values into war-torn 17th-century Europe by Sweet Reason, still he finds comfort in the fact that Julie, who once trained to be an Olympic marksman, still has her rifle . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Author: Sharne Algotsson
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Presents a hands-on approach to creating African-inspired interiors using step-by-step project suggestions.
Vera Vera Vera
Author: Hayley Squires
Publisher: A&C Black
The boy who comes back from a war far away in a wooden box is glorified and called a hero. As the funeral plans are made in a small Kent town, his siblings squabble over who he was. Maybe the fanfare isn't needed for this heroic martyr. Vera Vera Vera is a blackly comic play about what we are willing to fight for. Her first work for the theatre, Hayley Squires is a bracing new voice, clear eyed and loud, looking at violence, neglect and apathy. Depicting a gritty slice of social realism, Vera Vera Vera portrays the disjunction between the lives of the surviving family against the memories and patriotic commemoration for the dead. Looking at drug addiction, crime, verbal and domestic abuse, engrained racism, the characters' downtrodden and trapped lives are exposed with honesty and verve. This brave and uncompromising play questions both the validity of the myth of the martyred soldier and the true worth of survival for those left behind.
Author: Victor Kelleher
Publisher: Random House Australia
Shrugging off his jacket, he grabbed the headstone and began tugging at it. 'Open,' he wailed. 'Open!'Possession is a chilling phenomenon and Beth's family are rocked into this nightmare world when her younger brother becomes inhabited by a spirit called Del-Del. Cold, murderous and evil, Del-Del only wants to destroy - and most of all he wants to destroy Sam.This psychological thriller grips like a vice anbd holds the reader taut, on a nerve's edge, until the final page.THE AUTHORVictor Kelleher was born in England and came to Australia via Africa and New Zealand. After an academic career he now writes both children's and adults' novels full-time from his home in Sydney. He has won and been shortlisted for many awards.SALES POINTS* Del-Del has been a strong seller for years and continues to be one that is greatly sought after by children, teachers, parents and academics alike.* Fabulous new format and jacket for this firm favourite. Enlarged to be strandard novel size, 198mm x 128mm. * Victor's new fiction for Random House, Beyond the Dusk, is due for publication in September as well.* Victor Kelleher is one of the most distinguished and respected authors writing for children today.
Overfished Ocean Strategy
Author: Nadya Zhexembayeva
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
We all know the proverb about teaching someone to fish, but if there are no fish left, knowing how to catch them won’t do you any good. And that’s the position businesses are in today. Resources are being depleted at an alarming rate and the cost of raw materials is rising dramatically. As a result, scholar and entrepreneur Nadya Zhexembayeva says, businesses need to make resource scarcity—the overfished ocean—their primary strategic consideration, not just a concern for their “green” division. Overfished Ocean Strategyoffers five essential principles for innovating in this new reality. Zhexembayeva shows how businesses can find new opportunities in what were once considered useless by-products, discover resource-conserving efficiencies up and down their value chain, transfer their expertise from physical products to services, and develop ways to rapidly try out and refine these new business models. She fills the book with examples of companies that are already successfully navigating the overfished ocean, from established corporations such as BMW, Microsoft, and Puma to newcomers such as Lush, FLOOW2, and Sourcemap. The linear, throwaway economy of today—in which we extract resources at one end, create products, and throw them away at the other—is rapidly coming to an end. In every industry, creative minds are learning how to make money by taking this line and turning it into a circle. Nadya Zhexembayeva shows how you can join them and avoid being left high and dry.