Mobutu


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Mobutu

(məˈbuːtuː)
n
(Placename) the former name (until 1997) of Lake Albert1 See Albert1

Mobutu

(məˈbuːtuː)
n
(Biography) Sese Seko (ˈsɛsɛ ˈsɛkəʊ), original name Joseph. 1930–97, Zaïrese statesman; president of Zaïre (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) (1970–97); accused of corruption and overthrown by rebels in 1997; died in exile
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GILDED MANSION It was Amani party leader Musalia Mudavadi, not too long ago, who made the memorable observation that the late Mobutu Sese Seko styled himself similarly as a hustler, an ordinary Joe.
Then, from his seizure of power in 1965 onward, the United States heavily supported the dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.
The question that I ask from Maulana Fazl is: 'Is this Kingdom of Congo?' Does he want us to live our lives like the 80 million Congolese people who did nothing about their corrupt leaders Joseph Mobutu and Joseph Kabila?
Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan who informed the press that the tour was a normal routine aimed at ensuring that contractors live up to their individual contract terms.
Mobutu Sese Seko's harsh autocratic 32-year rule continued the enslavement of the population and provided very little healthcare, education, or economic opportunity, much less political freedom under the one-party system.
Most famously, his tightrope tango with his country's ruler--the fearsome dictator Mobutu Sese Seko--saw him alternate veiled criticism of the regime with outright paeans to Mobutu.
Weah also mandated Public Works Minister Mobutu Nyenpan to pave 'all feeder roads' in Montserrado County in addition to government's pronounced coastal road project.
Using extensive archival documentation from Belgium and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as well as interviews with many of the key players, Sarah Van Beurden explores how cultural objects, collected as ethnology or art, have been used for over a century to define and justify the Belgian colonial project, as well as in Mobutu's promotion of Zaire and himself, and in the construction of the image of the Congo in the international arena.
That crisis began when the Ugandan and Rwandan armies invaded and toppled the aging dictator, Mobutu Sese Seko -- and then invaded again two years later, with the aim of toppling Mobutu's successor, Laurent-Desire Kabila.
In that case, Zaire was spiraling out of control, wracked by war, factional fighting and a leader, Mobutu Sese Seko, in failing health and losing his grip in running the country.
Dictator's Gift Mobutu Sese Seko was the other key figure.