Mobutu Sese Seko


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Mo·bu·tu Se·se Se·ko

(mə-bo͞o′tō sā′sā sā′kō, mō-) Originally Joseph Désiré Mobutu. 1930-1997.
Congolese military and political leader. Mobutu overthrew the existing government of the Congo in 1965, established himself as president in 1967, and renamed the country Zaire in 1971. He died shortly after being ousted from the presidency by political insurgents in 1997.

Mo•bu•tu Se•se Se•ko

(moʊˈbu tu ˈsɛs eɪ ˈsɛk oʊ, mə-)
n.
1. (Joseph-Désiré Mobutu), 1930–97, president of Zaire 1965–97.
2. Lake, official name of Lake Albert.
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Foreman suffered a cut above his right eye in training and was set to leave Zaire until Kilroy convinced dictator Mobutu Sese Seko to intervene.
In DRCongo, the group is said to have received support from then-president Mobutu Sese Seko, who financed it with the aim of destabilising Uganda.
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It nourishes and supports gangsters as it supported Nicolai Ceausescu in Eastern Europe, Suharto in Indonesia, Ferdinand Marcos in Philippines, Jean Claud Duva in Haiti, Chun Doo Hwan in South Korea and Mobutu Sese Seko in Zaire.
The following year he was appointed chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a regional economic bloc, and that brought him to confront an even more onerous problem: Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) was fast sliding into chaos under its long-term kleptocrat, Mobutu Sese Seko.
Robertson might have condemned genocide on television, but off air, he carefully built a working relationship with Zairian dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.
Between 1975 and 1991 some 425,000 Cubans fought in Angola, newly independent of Portugal, on the side of the government led by the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) against Western-backed forces that included, at various times, apartheid South Africa, Zaire (Congo) under the dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, and the domestic National Movement for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA).
Of additional concern to Kigali was the information that Zairian President Mobutu Sese Seko was condoning, if not directly supporting, the activities of the ex-FAR/Interahamwe.
This happened at least twice, in order to support the regime of President Mobutu Sese Seko, before he removed the mask and revealed his dictatorial face.