Mobutu Sese Seko

 
Who is Martin Fayulu?
Who is Martin Fayulu?
In the days leading up to the December 30 election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, former ExxonMobil manager Martin Fayulu was tipped to win...
The DRC’s blood-soaked history
The DRC’s blood-soaked history
On June 30 1960, the Belgian Congo becomes independent. Power is shared between Joseph Kasa-Vubu, the president, and his prime minister, Patrice...
Aid fails to solve the DRC crisis
Aid fails to solve the DRC crisis
The international community spends more than $1-billion each year retaining the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic...
DRC's Tshisekedi: Son, heir and president-elect
DRC's Tshisekedi: Son, heir and president-elect
The son of DRC's veteran opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi has taken the prize that eluded his late father — the presidency.
How roadblocks, not just minerals, fund rebels and conflict in the Congo
How roadblocks, not just minerals, fund rebels and conflict in the Congo
For over a decade it’s been widely...
DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba’s possible candidacy
DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba’s possible candidacy
The possible return of Jean-Pierre Bemba has shocked many in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 
How Kinshasa's markets are captured by powerful private interests
How Kinshasa's markets are captured by powerful private interests
Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is home to 10 million people. With an estimated 400 markets and over 1-million traders, markets are an important supplier...
Swiss lift 12-year freeze on Mobutu's millions
Swiss lift 12-year freeze on Mobutu's millions
Swiss authorities on Thursday lifted a 12-year freeze on nearly $7-million in assets the late Zairean dictator Mobutu Sese Seko held in Switzerland, allowing their return to his family....
DRC's faded copper town perks up in mining rush
DRC's faded copper town perks up in mining rush
Amid rusted hulks of abandoned plants and huge mine craters, the Democratic Republic of Congo's former top copper town Kolwezi is showing signs of...
China to lend DRC $5bn in latest Africa foray
China to lend DRC $5bn in latest Africa foray
China plans to lend the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) $5-billion to modernise its decrepit infrastructure and rich but deteriorated mining...
DRC hopes hi-tech ID cards will tame unruly army
DRC hopes hi-tech ID cards will tame unruly army
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) hopes a new biometric identity card (ID) scheme backed by the European Union can help overhaul its undisciplined...

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