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“Katanga, ” is a very readable political and military history of the immediate post-independence war that broke out between the UN-recognized government based in Leopoldville, now Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the breakaway province, or nation at the time, of Katanga/5(36). To Katanga and back book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. To Katanga and back book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Start your review of To Katanga and back: A UN case history. Write a review. Elias rated it /5. United Nations escalation and the end of the Katangese secession. Since its initial resolution of July , the UN had issued further resolutions calling for the total withdrawal of Belgian and mercenary forces from Katanga in progressively stronger terms. By , ONUC comprised nea men. On J , less than two weeks after the country formally gained independence, a politician named Moise Tshombe declared the southernmost province of the Congo to be an independent nation called the State of Katanga. Katanga, with its copperbelt and lucrative mining operations was the wealthiest province of the Congo.
The siege of Jadotville was an engagement during the Congo Crisis in September "A" Company, 35th Battalion (UN service) of the Irish Army ONUC contingent was attacked by Katangese Gendarmerie troops loyal to the Katangese Prime Minister Moïse lightly armed Irish soldiers, besieged in Jadotville (modern Likasi), resisted Katangese assaults for five days as a relief force of. Though wary of the UN's mission, O'Brien energetically entered the fray. He was determined to use UN resolutions to end Katanga's secession. By August , O'Brien was being influenced by India's. Katanga tells, for the first time, the full story of the Congolese province that declared independence and found itself at war with the world. The Congo had no intention of allowing the renegade region to secede, and neither did the CIA, the KGB, or the UN. The UN fielded soldiers from 20 nations, America paid the bills, and the Soviets intrigued behind the s: See David N. Gibbs, “Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations, and the Congo Crisis of –1: A Reinterpretation,” Journal of Modern African Stud no. 1 (March ): –74, and Conor Cruise O’Brien, To Katanga and Back: A UN Case History (New York: Simon & Schuster, ).
Dag Hammarskjöld at Elisabethville airport, Katanga, August (Courtesy Hachette Book Group) (UN Photo/x) The son of Sweden’s former . “Katanga, ” is a very readable political and military history of the immediate post-independence war that broke out between the UN-recognized government based in Leopoldville, now Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the breakaway province, or nation at the time, of s: Abstract. The United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in the Congo in –63 is a major chapter in African and Cold War history. The political consequences of the peacekeeping mission, particularly the use of UN troops against Moise Tshombe’s secessionist Katanga Province, reverberated in neighbouring African States as well. In many respects, this book is a catalogue of woe, documenting the story of the UN’s disastrous mission in the Congo in the early s, the Irish involvement in that mission, and the politics.