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Mobutu Sese Seko(Encyclopedia)Mobutu Sese Seko mboo´t s´s s´k [key], 1930–97, president of Zaïre (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Born Joseph Désiré Mobutu, he returned from study in Brussels to th...
Mobutu Sese Seko, Lake(Encyclopedia)Mobutu Sese Seko, Lake: see Albert, Lake.
Mobutu, Joseph Désiré(Encyclopedia)Mobutu, Joseph Désiré: see Mobutu Sese Seko.
Albert, Lake(Encyclopedia)Albert, Lake, or Albert Nyanzann´z, nyän´zä [key], 2,064 sq mi (5,346 sq km), on the Congo (Kinshasa)–Uganda border, E central Africa. The lake is c.100 mi (160 km) long and c.19 mi (30 km...
Kabila, Laurent-Désiré(Encyclopedia)Kabila, Laurent-Désiré lôräN´-dzr´ käb´lä [key], 1939–2001, Congolese political and rebel leader. He studied at universities in France and Tanzania. returning home in 1960. He suppo...
Kasavubu, Joseph(Encyclopedia)Kasavubu, Joseph ksvoo´boo, kä´s– [key], 1917?–1969, African political leader, president of the Republic of the Congo (1960–65, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). He studi...
Tshisekedi, Étienne(Encyclopedia)Tshisekedi, Étienne (Étienne Tshisekedi wa Lumumba), 1932–2017, opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He entered government service in the 1960s and helped draft the Congolese...
Bemba Gombo, Jean-Pierre(Encyclopedia)Bemba Gombo, Jean-Pierre, 1962–, Congolese politician. Born to wealthy parents, he was educated in Brussels and built a business empire in what was then Zaïre. In the early 1990s he was personal as...
Congo, Democratic Republic of the(Encyclopedia)Congo, Democratic Republic of the, formerly Zaïrez´r, zär´ [key], republic (2015 est. pop. 76,197,000), c.905,000 sq mi (2,344,000 sq km), central Africa. It borders on Angola in the southwe...
Lumumba, Patrice Emergy(Encyclopedia)Lumumba, Patrice Emergy ptrs´ mârzh´ loomoom´bä [key], 1925–61, prime minister (1960) of the Republic of the Congo (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). A member of the Batate...
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