Mobutu


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Mobutu

Sese Seko , original name Joseph. 1930--97, Za?rese statesman; president of Za?re (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) (1970--97); accused of corruption and overthrown by rebels in 1997; died in exile
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For his part, Public Works Minister Mobutu Nyenpan told WHH delegation that in whatever they do, they should consider the pro poor agenda, which is about positively impacting the lives of rural dwellers.
Just as the idea of preserving and guarding the treasures of Congo's past was incorporated into the mission of the Tervuren Museum and the Belgian colonial administration, Mobutu used this as a way to rally Congolese around the idea that citizens could reject the modernity of colonialism and thereby return to something authentically African, indeed Zairian.
Within 15 months, however, Central Africa's "liberation peace" would collapse, triggering a cataclysmic fratricide between the heroes of the war against Mobutu and igniting the deadliest conflict since World Warll.
As for previous political regime, I chose the two authoritarian leaders, because after the Independence, African countries were marked by internal struggles for power and Mathieu Kerekou in Benin and Mobutu SeseSeko in DRC ended that period and introduced stability, if compared with previous period; they had an important role in state-building process and they succeed to maintain themselves in power until they were removed peacefully (Kerekou), or violently (Mobutu).
In the 1990s, Robertson was close to Mobutu, who ruled the nation with an iron hand during the Rwandan civil war and would eventually be sanctioned by the United Nations for human rights abuses.
Angola was also convinced that Kabila would never support UNITA precisely because they had supported Mobutu.
The war against Mobutu in 1996 and 1997 gave rise to the third wave of conflict.
In 1994 - three years before Mobutu was ousted - Marcel's wife and 11-year-old son Muamba were allowed to join him in London.
FOR THREE DECADES on Zaire's evening news, the stern features of President Mobutu Sese Seko would emerge from the heavens to inspire his lowly subjects.
The broadcast begins with Mobutu coming down from the heavens, through the clouds.
The funeral was for Marie Antoinette Mobutu, wife of President Mobutu, who died in her mid-forties.
The army chief of staff, Colonel Joseph Mobutu, now announced that the army was taking over temporarily to restore order.