Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Modern Languages and Literatures
colonies, Congo, Gabon, French, instability
What has resulted from the instability in Congo Brazzaville and the stability in Gabon is a significant gap in the capacity of statehood between the two former French colonies. Due to the violent struggle for state control within Congo Brazzaville, the state has been unable to deliver basic goods and services to its people. The instability from the violence has inhibited the state’s development due to the constant struggles for power. Furthermore, the fighting has physically damaged Congo Brazzaville’s structure, particularly within the city of Brazzaville (as well as the outlying towns), where most of the fighting occurred. Although most of the fighting between the Cobras and the Ninjas has subsided, the tensions still exist.
Flynn, Abigael, "Stability and Instability in Former French Colonies: A Case Study Between Gabon and Congo Brazzaville" (2014). Honors Theses. 520.