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Single Party And National Integration In Africa The Case Of The Mpr In Zaire, Ben O. Olofio Jul 1987

Single Party And National Integration In Africa The Case Of The Mpr In Zaire, Ben O. Olofio

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The aim of this study was to determine whether or not the Mouvement Populaire de la Revolution (MPR) as a single political party in Zaire has brought about national integration in the country. The Charter of the Party, herein referred to as the Nsele Manifesto, states that "the MPR intends to restore the state authority and the union of the Zaireans for the sake and the grandeur of the Republic." Carried out from a historical materialist perspective, the study comes up with three major findings. First, from a behavioral standpoint the MPR has implemented a vertical integration in Zaire as ...