Under the Dictatorship of Mobutu Sese Seko


Hello, o inquisitive history student, and welcome to the Zaire Home Page. I am RedShoes, your dashingly handsome (though invisible, so just trust me on this one) guide to the dictatorial regime of the infamous (and dead) Mobutu Sese Seko. Mobutu's rule was described by many to be a kleptocracy- that is, a rule of theft. In fact, it was many things besides this. I shall warn you now - if you have a sensitive stomach, a history of high blood pressure or heart desease, or are on any medication, I advise you to go home now before you are in any danger. You choose to stay? Very well, on with the story....





Table of Contents

Pre-Mobutu History: Belgium to Dipanda

Mobutu's Regime: the Facade and the Reality

Mobutu: the Man Behind the Regime

What's Happening Now?

Health Concerns in Zaire/Congo: Ebola Outbreaks

Public Relations: Zaire and the Outside


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