Mobutu Sese Seko

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 22nd, 2013
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I belong to Zimbabwe and am inextricably bound to this land. Regardless of the perceived or actual imperfections Zimbabwe has, this will always and forever be my home. Like many other Zimbabweans, I’m heavily invested in this country, and together with other them, hold a stake in Zimbabwe and its des...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 13th, 2013
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A version of this post ran on the author’s blog, Africa in Transition. The views expressed are the author’s own. The ‘heroic’ leaders who follow notorious African dictators to power frequently fall from grace themselves. If Morgan Tsvangirai replaces Robert Mugabe as president...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 4th, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam All dictators on the African continent have sought immortality by leaving a legacy that will outlive them and endure for the ages. But all have inherited the wind. Kwame Nkrumah led the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence from colonialism in 1957. Nkrumaism so...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 26th, 2012
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It’s the people of Africa who are being ripped off Nick Dearden There is a deep rooted and pernicious view, amongst those claiming to want to ‘help’ Africa that proves difficult to shake. It says that Africa’s impoverishment can be laid primarily at the door of a group of corrupt leaders....
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Feb 3rd, 2012
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Kinshasa – President Joseph Kabila’s party has lost 45% of the legislative seats it held before November elections that were denounced as fraudulent and chaotic, according to belated results announced by Congo’s electoral commission. Kabila still will command a majority in parliamen...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 11th, 2011
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• Corruption Getting Worse Under NDC • The Woyomes’ PANDORA BOX • Israel’s Former President, Mosha Katsav, Jailed • Former Governor Rod Blagojevich Jailed We have been told again and again that political corruption is the bane of Africa’s development. While the assertion is accurate, it is also recog...
By benim
In Central Africa
Nov 30th, 2011
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Kinshasa – After an election marred by missing ballots and violence, officials extended voting to a second day Tuesday in an attempt to prevent further unrest in sub-Saharan Africa’s largest nation. Country experts had urged the government to postpone Monday’s presidential and legis...
By benim
In Central Africa
Nov 29th, 2011
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Kinshasa – Voting materials arrived late or sometimes not at all in precincts throughout the country, but the Democratic republic of Congo’s elections went ahead, raising doubts about the legitimacy of a poll that already has seen at least nine people killed and could drag sub-Saharan Africa...
By benim
In Central Africa
Nov 14th, 2011
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Johannesburg – Democratic Republic of Congo’s Congo’s leading opposition presidential candidate has spent the first half of the month long electoral campaign in South Africa, but that did not stop him sending a bombshell from afar: Etienne Tshisekedi proclaimed himself president and order...
By benim
In Central Africa
Nov 7th, 2011
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Kinshasa – Rival supporters clashed on Monday in the Democratic Republic of Congo where the government also shut down an opposition TV station, as tension rose with general polls only three weeks away. In the southeastern mining city of Lubumbashi, street fights erupted between stone-throwing s...