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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 May 1997, when General Laurent Kabila took control over the southern African country of Zaire, he rechristened it the Democratic Republic of the Congo, (the name it had prior to 1971, when former President Sese Seko Mobutu changed it to Zaire).
International losses came in the African nation of Zaire, renamed the Congo, as news of massacres of citizens by Rwandan soldiers made the headlines and President Sese Seko Mobutu stepped down and died months later.