Country Listing

Zaire Table of Contents



The authors wish to acknowledge their use and adaptation of information in the 1979 edition of Zaire: A Country Study, edited by Irving Kaplan. The authors are also grateful to numerous individuals in various government agencies and private institutions who generously shared their time, expertise, and knowledge about Zaire. These people include Ralph K. Benesch, who oversees the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program for the Department of the Army.

The authors also wish to thank those who contributed directly to the preparation of the manuscript. These include Marilyn Majeska, who managed editing and book production; Catherine Schwartzstein, who edited the chapters and performed the final prepublication editorial review; Andrea T. Merrill, who reviewed all tabular and graphic materials; Joshua Sinai and Laverle Berry, who updated portions of the manuscript; Barbara Edgerton, Janie L. Gilchrist, and Izella Watson, who did the word processing; Joan C. Cook, who compiled the index; and Linda Peterson of the Printing and Processing Section, Library of Congress, who prepared the camera-ready copy under the supervision of Peggy Pixley.

David P. Cabitto, the firm of Greenhorne and O'Mara, and Harriett R. Blood provided invaluable graphics support. David P. Cabitto prepared the illustrations for the book's cover and each of the chapter title pages, as well as some of the charts. He also reviewed and finalized all of the maps, which were drafted by Tim Merrill and Laverle Berry. Greenhorne and O'Mara prepared some charts and all of the maps except the topography and drainage map, which was prepared by Harriett R. Blood.

Finally, the authors would like to acknowledge the generosity of the individuals and public and private organizations who allowed their photographs to be used in this study. They are indebted especially to those who contributed work not previously published.

Data as of December 1993