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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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.
Chaque annee depuis 2002, le 16 fevrier, des manifestations pacifiques ont lieu a Kinshasa pour commemorer les martyrs de la democratie congolaise, tombes sous les balles des soldats de Mobutu il y a 20 ans.
The decades-long kleptocracy of the late president, Mobutu Sese Seko, virtually bankrupted the resource-rich country, eventually spurring an insurgency that brought Laurent-Desire Kabila to power.
The decades-long kleptocracy of the late president, Mobutu Sese Seko, virtually bankrupted this resource-rich country, eventually spurring an insurgency that brought Laurent-Desire Kabila to power.
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.
Another important opposition party is the Union pour la Democratie et le Progres Social (UDPS), led by aging Mobutu opponent Etienne Tshisekedi.
The funeral was for Marie Antoinette Mobutu, wife of President Mobutu, who died in her mid-forties.
Mobutu received M16A2 rifles, most of which were apparently issued to the presidential guard and more "reliable" units.