US Marines in the Congo-Beni War

by Hubert Kabasu Babu Katulondi


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 14/04/2021

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 386
ISBN : 9781728383248
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 386
ISBN : 9781728383231

About the Book

A US marine sent to the Congo by the Pentagon to be part of a team of military instructors selected to train a battalion of Congolese Special Forces boarded a UN plane in Goma. He was travelling to the training center in the city of Kisangani, in the DR Congo. However, the aircraft crashes in the middle of the jungle. The crew perishes in the accident. The Marine and other passengers survive, only to be attacked and captured by merciless Simba militiamen. However, the Marine, a captain who had fought in Iraq and Somalia, succeeds in subduing their captors, helped by a CIA agent who was a former Marine, a Congolese army lieutenant, and a child-soldier. They escape through the Congolese jungle until they reach the city of Beni. The previous night, the city had been devastated by ferocious rebels who abducted an American missionary. The Marines team up with valiant Congolese soldiers, pursue the rebels, and uncover “blood gold” transactions linked to money-laundering by Islamist terrorists’ partners based in Kampala and Nairobi. The Marines and the Congolese soldiers engage in a breathtaking battle against Ugandan Special forces in the town of Mutwanga in the Beni terrtory. They overwhelm their foes and expose the involvement of some rogue Congolese and Ugandan top army officers in these “blood gold” deadly dealings. The Congolese government has to make a bold decision…


About the Author

Imhotep (Hubert) Kabasu Babu Katulondi is a Congolese freethinker, writer and columnist. He holds a Honours Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Lubumbashi in the DRC and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Johannesburg. He is an alumnus of the Kennedy School of Governement at Harvard University. A former governor and former chief financial officer of the Congolese Center for the Valuation of Precious and Semi-Precious Minerals (CEEC), is he is currently serving as director in charge of training for US–Africa Leadership and Government USALGA (a Texas-based entity). He has authored several books, including The Making of the Congo State in the US: A Forgotten Story, A New Project, prefaced by Professor James Robinson (coauthor of Why Nations Fail).