April 24, 1990 President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko lifts a 20-year ban on opposition parties

The Congolese dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, seen here in his signature leopard-skin hat, renamed his nation Zaire and had television news broadcasts show his face descending from the heavens at the beginning of each show.

Washington, D.C.: President of Zaire, Mobutu Sese Seko, holding his walking stick, and President Reagan pose for photographers in the rose garden before a meeting at the White House. August 04, 1983

Six Most Ruthless African Dictators in History

: the Imperialist-back Dictator of 'Zaire' (Congo), Mobutu Sese Seko, holding his walking stick, and President Reagan pose for photographers in the rose garden before a meeting at the White House.

Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu wa Za Banga, President, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1965-1997

Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu wa Za Banga, President, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mobutu Sese Seko - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mobutu Sese Seko - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Zairean dictator Mobutu Sese Seko enjoying some drinks with Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. 1973. [1740x1664]

Mobuto Sese Seko of Zaire (Congo) with Dutch Prince Bernhard, Kinshasa,

Mobutu Sese Seko - President of Zaire. seizure power in a military coup and renames the country Republic of Zaire (Belgian Congo) and himself Mobutu Sese Seko (Joseph-Desiré Mobutu) Infamous for looting his country to the tune of billions of US dollars, has been described as the "archetypal African dictator."

Mobutu Sese Seko Kuk'u Wgfeendu Wa Za Banga, President of Zaire 1965 - 1997

Mobutu Sese Seko Nkuku Ngbendu wa Za Banga  14 October 1930 – 7 September 1997), commonly known as Mobutu or Mobutu Sese Seko

Top 15 Toppled Dictators

The archetypal African dictator, Mobutu Sese Seko, a military officer, rose to power in the Congo by displacing the populist left-leaning leader Patrice Lumumba.

Mobutu Sese Seko

Mobutu Sese Seko (Joseph Desire Mobutu), Zairean soldier and politician. He joined the Congolese National Movement party and later became the president of the Congo Democratic Republic, now Zaire.

Mobutu Sese Seko pictured in Kinshasa a month before he was overthrown in 1997. Photograph: Jean-Marc Bouju/AP

Mobutu Sese Seko's body to be returned to Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Rumble in the Jungle match is probably the only positive thing Mobutu can be credited with.

On this day in Black history, Zaire is renamed the Democratic Republic of Congo. Prior to the installation of Laurent Kabila, the country was ruled by Mobutu Sese Seko for close to 40 years.   FINAL YEARS OF ZAIRE Mobutu took over in a coup in 1965 and changed the country’s name to Zaire six years [...On this day in Black history, Zaire is renamed the Democratic Republic of Congo. Prior to the installation of Laurent Kabila, the country was ruled by Mobutu Sese Seko for close to 40 years…

On this day in Black history, Zaire is renamed the Democratic Republic of Congo. Prior to the installation of Laurent Kabila, the country was ruled by Mobutu Sese Seko for close to 40 years. FINAL YEARS OF ZAIRE Mobutu took over in a coup in 1965 and changed the country’s name to Zaire six years [...On this day in Black history, Zaire is renamed the Democratic Republic of Congo. Prior to the installation of Laurent Kabila, the country was ruled by Mobutu Sese Seko for close to 40 years…

Muhammad Ali & Mobutu Sese Seko president of Zaire. 1974. [1280x895]

Ali was brought to Zaire for the fight after the infamous President of Zaire Mobutu Sese S.

Mobutu Sese Seko derniers instants en images : President est prêt à renc...

Mobutu Sese Seko derniers instants en images : President est prêt à renc.

Zaïre, 1 Zaïre, 1987. Mobutu Sese Seko, President, 1971–97

Zaïre, 1 Zaïre, 1987. Mobutu Sese Seko, President, 1971–97

Historical treachery. Our leaders were sold by their own. 1-Blaise Compaore with Thomas Sankara before he killed him. 2-Patrice Lumumba with his future assassin Mobutu Sese Seko saluting him.

Our leaders were sold by their own. Compaore with Thomas Sankara before he killed him. Lumumba with his future assassin Mobutu Sese Seko saluting him.

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