Everyday violence and Mai Mai militias in Eastern DRC
in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making

This chapter examines violent resistance through the actions of Mai Mai militias and the ways the civilian population relate to them. This is primarily illustrated through the experiences related by interviews undertaken with combatants from Mai Mai militias in South Kivu, including Yakutumba and Raia Mutumboki. In the context of Eastern DRC, armed resistance links with other forms of resistance in its struggle against the effects of an increased militarisation of rural authority and worsened conditions of living. For rural popular classes these effects are largely seen as benefiting the economic and security interests of Congolese and Rwandan elites, and not as realising their aspirations for land, dignified living and political participation.

If the inline PDF is not rendering correctly, you can download the PDF file here.

Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making

Insights from 'Africa's World War'

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 392 15 3
PDF Downloads 164 26 6