A Modern History of Monetary and Financial Systems of Congo 1885-1995

A Modern History of Monetary and Financial Systems of Congo 1885-1995

By: Edouard Mambu ma Khenzu (author)Hardback

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This study addresses the modern history of money and finance in the region of the current Democratic Republic of Congo during the period 1885-1995. It begins by exploring a series of devices that served as money in the ancient Kingdom of Congo (13th-17th century), from Nzimbu, a small seashell, to Mbongo, a common term for money in today's Congolese languages. The study also examines monetary and financial provisions set up for the Congo Free State (1885-1908) and the main strands of King Leopold II's financial policy.

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Edouard Mambu ma Khenzu is Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the University of Greenwich Business School.


List of Tables; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; Preface by Zeljko Sevic; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Traditional Money and Exchange Mechanisms in Pre-Colonial Congo (15th - 19th Century); 3. Money and Finance in the Congo Free State (1885-1908); 4. Money and Finance in Belgian Congo (1908-1960); 5. Money and Finance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1960-1995); 6. Summary and Concluding Remarks; Bibliography; Index.

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  • publication date: 31/10/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780773454767
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780773454767
  • ISBN10: 0773454764

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