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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.
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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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Alienated from his former ally, within months Kasavubu removed Lumumba from office and army chief Joseph Mobutu, backed by Belgium and the US, saw his opportunity to seize power.
From Devlin's account, the Americans had a field day running the then Colonel Joseph Mobutu, President Kasavubu, Justin Bomboko, Cyrille Adoula, Victor Nendeka and their other pro-Western friends for the benefit of America's national interest.
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