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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-)
1. (Joseph-Désiré Mobutu), 1930–97, president of Zaire 1965–97.
2. Lake, official name of Lake Albert.
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In Angola, we had fought for 15 years against the mercenary gangs organized by the United States on tribal bases, the Mobutu government, and the well-armed and trained racist apartheid army.
At the same rime that the Mobutu government was trying to create an image of a single national identity (Zairian), it was also insisting on the importance of the more than 350 ethnic groups that made up the national cultural landscape.
Despite the local conditions caused bv the influx of Hutu from Rwanda, the Mobutu government, some Kivu politicians and administrators and some Congolese military officers, in particular, made common cause with the Hutu.
Despite the local conditions engendered by the influx of Hum from Rwanda, the Mobutu government, some Kivu politicians and administrators, and some Congolese military officers in particular, made common cause with the Hutu.
The World Bank and IMF cut all support to the country around 10 years ago when the Mobutu government stopped making debt repayments.
The actions of and interactions among the Mobutu government, the Zairian armed forces, the opposition Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (AFDL) headed by Laurent Kabila, businesses, and African and Western powers are subsequently discussed.
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