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Les relations belgo-zaïroises : Réflexion sur une pratique de la politique étrangère

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  • Jean-Claude Willame

Abstract

In reviewing the Belgian policy towards Zaïre for the last two decades, one is struck by a certain politica! as well as economic withdrawal which has become more obvious since the end of the sixties. In the context of the «Mobutu Plan», the Marshall Plan for Zaïre, or in that of the two Shaba upheavals, Belgium, unlike France with respect to its former colonies, has choosen to align itself with big powers policies and international organizations, and to avoid taking too strong stands in the rather confuse situation which prevails in Zaïre today. Although unanimity does no langer exist among the various Belgian pressures groups about what is to
be done in Zaïre, the official policy of the government is entrenched in a «wait and see» attitude which points to the deepening contradictions within Western states towards Africa in general and Zaïre in particular.

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Willame, J., (1980) “Les relations belgo-zaïroises : Réflexion sur une pratique de la politique étrangère”, Res Publica 22(3), p.433-451. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v22i3.19374

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29 Sep 1980
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