Democratic Republic of Congo History
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Democratic Republic of Congo History

HISTORY: THE DICTATORSHIP OF MOBUTO AND THE REPUBLIC OF ZAIRE Mobutu was officially elected president in 1970 and established a strongly authoritarian regime. In 1971 the Democratic Republic of the Congo took the name of the Republic of Zaire. During the Angolan civil war (1975-76), the country assumed an ambiguous position, hosting and favoring the […]