Zaire

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bushmobutu.jpg George Bush Sr. with the infamous dictator Mobutu. Now Kabila is the infamous dictator.

Former name and resurrected name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Trivia

Mobutu used World Bank loans to buy himself:

  • European castles, 11 in Belgium alone
  • 8 Mansions and a palace in Zaire plus more abroad,
  • 51 Mercedes
  • a private 747 jumbo jet

In 1984 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) decided that the now heavily-indebted government of Zaire was wasting money -and ordered 46,000 teachers fired.

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