Title

From devastation to mobilisation: the Muslim community's involvement in social welfare in post-conflict DRC

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

Undisputedly, more than a decade of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo has had an immensely negative impact on the social fabric of communities. However, tales of woe and destruction are not all that have arisen out of the ashes of the Congo wars. In fact, the minority Muslim community has capitalised upon the opportunity of this historical moment of state weakness and desperate human need to mobilise for the benefit of the larger society. Despite decades of marginalisation and withdrawal from political and development realms, in post-conflict DRC, Muslim associations are organising to provide social services, especially education.

Recommended Citation

Leinweber, Ashley E. From devastation to mobilisation: the Muslim community's involvement in social welfare in post-conflict DRC." Review of African Political Economy 40, no. 135 (2013): 98-115."

DOI for the article

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2012.760445

Department

Political Science

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