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Mobutu Sese Seko

Dictator of Zaire
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Divya Makkapati

on 16 April 2013

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MOBUTU SESE SEKO DICTATOR OF ZAIRE Used Zaire as his personal bank account
Made government into a "kleptocracy" Had an Estimated $5 billion (USD) in his personal accounts Legalized This Theft by Dubbing it "Zairianization" Created the "New Zaire" US Withdrew Aid from Zaire The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Cut Off Zaire By: Divya Makkapati, Maggie McCollum, and Annabella Waszkiewicz Biography Impact on Global Economy Character
Traits Fall from Power Impact on
Country Mobutu Sese Seko was born on October 14, 1930. Within the Country Built Physical Longevity on 3 Pillars Infrastructure Economy Violence Women Refugees General Public Cunning Children Good Use of state funds to buy off enemies Also, looting of the national treasury and major industries made him one of the world's wealthiest heads of state Real Name: Joseph Desire Mobutu Rebels Changed it to Mobutu Sese Seko Nkuku Ngbendu wa Za Banga Movement was uncoordinated
at first Changed Name of Country Laurent Kabila Will of the people Surrounding Countries Seized Power During Quarrels Between President and Prime Minister Prodded toward the center of the political stage by the CIA Foreign Relations Grandiose Unbridled Ambition Cult of Personality 1. His leopard-skin cap
2. His name change
3. Country’s name changed Played ‘Musical Chairs’ with officers Accumulated money Never wanted anyone in power long enough
to be a threat or to oppose him By the end of his lifetime he had accumulated and approximated $4-5 billion US dollars that was rightfully his people's Mobutu underestimated
the rebels Six neighboring countries sent aid, troops, and supplies to the rebels Leader of the rebels.
Very Anti-Mobutu. Many people wanted change for their country, and supported the rebels because they provided that. Rape and Abuse Freedoms Dress Education Teachers Schools Holidays Buildings Inflation Coordinated attack
on Seko's home. Resentment towards
Seko Natural Resources
Poverty
Starvation Professions, Speech Caught between fighting 50 Rwandan Children 80,000 Refugees (30,000) Shelter & Safety Ferry Military Escorts Rebel Fees People were barred from camps Bulletshot wounds and malnourished Aid workers were attacked Had to wait; Only had a few hours to work Air Transport (Kisangani - Kisali): $8 (Adult) & $6 (Child) U.N. Food Program: $35,000 Fear Looted, robbed, and attacked
by government soldiers United the Nation Allied with other Countries "guide" & "savior" 200 + tribes European diplomats thought highly of him Befriended U.S. Presidents Showed that other countries did not know what was going on within Zaire Seko talks to reporters, giving a description of what he believes the people of his country think of him. The person asks if he thinks he's popular even after being "mean" to the officials close to him. Seko says "Why not?... The majority of the population doesn't have a problem with me." Born out of wedlock to a traditional chief of the Ngbaka ethnic group and Mama Marie Madeleine Yemo Joined the colonial army in 1950 Zaire Flag of Zaire Location of Zaire The River Zaire Wages were low, and were paid in ever changing currencies. People in Zaire Buildings in Zaire Mobutu had news stations Using media and other methods to increase For example, a man might be a foreign officer one day, then be sent to jail, then be made prime minister another Having an exaggerated belief in one's importance, sometimes reaching delusional proportions, and occurring as a common symptom of mental illnesses, as manic disorder Roads Public Transport GLOG :) That's all folks! a person’s popularity or to make a person seem almost god-like show videos and pictures of him descending from heaven Kleptocracy Turmoil http://www.glogster.com/thedancerr/mobutu-sese-seko/g-6l8b6a06oifqf6a3ijg66a0 "Parents Des Personnalités Politiques Congolaises.” OverBlog. N.p.,
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