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-)
1. (Joseph-Désiré Mobutu), 1930–97, president of Zaire 1965–97.
2. Lake, official name of Lake Albert.
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Eventually, the president creates an authoritarian regime complete with Mao-like forced marches of children holding up the president's "little book" of Maximes and shouting the leader's full "African" name, a reference to the real-life Mobutu's adoption of "Mobutu Sese Seko Nkuku Ngbendu wa Za Banga" as his formal appellation.