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Meet The 1st President to Change His Name, Country's name & Cities' Names, Contrary to our Culture

His excellency the late President Joseph Mobutu Sese Seko of Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) was the first African president to go against the African belief that culture is "inferior". Sese Seko went against this ideology by performing the following things to his country people:

  1 month ago ago
Meet The 1st President to Change His Name, Country's name & Cities' Names, Contrary to our Culture

POLITICS

(PHOTOS) The Ruins of Mobutu's Multi-million Mansion That Should Be a Lesson To African Dictators

The ruins of former Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko's multimillion mansion ( Photo Courtesy) It was known as the "Versailles of the Jungle". On the hill overlooking the untouched forest stands the ruins of Kawele- a magnificent 15,000 square metres palace complex, once a favourite home of Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko.

  2 months ago ago
(PHOTOS) The Ruins of Mobutu's Multi-million Mansion That Should Be a Lesson To African Dictators

POLITICS

"Vote Him At Your Own Risk" PLO Lumumba Warns Kenyans Against Voting DP Ruto In 2022

PLO Lumumba has picked a political fight with the Deputy President William Ruto and spelt doom to his 202 presidential ambition. PLO Lumumba who was hosted alongside Barack Muluka at Citizen TV for JKLive show, respectfully delivered a stern warning to electorates against voting the Hustler Nation chief DP Ruto in the next year's general election.

  2 months ago ago

POLITICS

6 Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Mobutu Sese Seko

Former Zaire ruler Mobutu Sese Seko ( Photo Courtesy) Former Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko is no doubt one of the most famous rulers the world has ever produced. For three decades at the helm of the vast Central Africa country, Mobutu ruled with an iron fist until he was deposed by Laurent Désire Kabila in 1997.

  2 months ago ago
6 Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Mobutu Sese Seko

POLITICS

Orengo Fires At Ruto, Compares Him To World Dictators (Video)

Orange Democratic Movement party member and siaya county senator James Agrey Orengo has now come out boldly to condemn the words and strategies being used by deputy president William Ruto and his team of hustler nation people. According to the video posted by Bill Oduor on his Facebook page,the vocal member of the Senate has said that the language that the deputy president William Ruto is using belongs to the dictators.

  21 days ago ago
Orengo Fires At Ruto, Compares Him To World Dictators (Video)

POLITICS

Mobutu's Former Powerful Personal Assistant Languishing In The Cold After Being Jailed By ICC

Former DRC Vice President and warlord Jean Pierre Bemba ( Photo Courtesy). He is one of the most controversial figures the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo has ever produced. At the time the DRC was consumed by a civil war which had sucked in over five other countries, Bemba was the face of the rebel movement that was terrorizing the country.

  1 month ago ago
Mobutu's Former Powerful Personal Assistant Languishing In The Cold After Being Jailed By ICC

POLITICS

8 Expensive Things That Mobutu Sese Seko Owned

Former Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko ( Photo Courtesy) With his characteristic leopard skin hat, Mobutu Sese Seko ruled Zaire unchallenged for 32 years. He came to power in 1965 amid two successive coups supported by the former colonial master, Belgium, and by the USA in the ongoing fight against Communism.

  2 months ago ago
8 Expensive Things That Mobutu Sese Seko Owned

POLITICS

What Mobutu And Museveni Have In Common, 30 years Of Looting State Reverses

Just as President Museveni' s knowledge of all of the state businesses and assets he has earned over 31 years in power in Uganda. It is more and more reminiscent of the state of affairs under President Mobutu. Mobutu Sese Seko was a dictator that President Museveni was proud to remove and reinstate President Laurent Kabila in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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What Mobutu And Museveni Have In Common, 30 years Of Looting State Reverses

POLITICS

(Video): Mobutu's Shameful And Secret Funeral That Should Be a Lesson To African Dictators

Former Zaire dictator Mobutu Sese Seko ( Photo Courtesy) September 7, 2021 will mark exactly 24 years since the death of former Zaire ruler Mobutu Sese Seko after losing a long battle to prostrate cancer. However, for the man who ruled Zaire unchallenged for 32 years, his secret burial at the Christian cemetery in Rabat, Morocco on September 24, 1997, may not be what he had wished during his political heydays.

  2 months ago ago
(Video): Mobutu's Shameful And Secret Funeral That Should Be a Lesson To African Dictators

POLITICS

Meet The African President Who Changed His Name And The Name Of His Country (Photos)

The late President Joseph Mobutu Sese Seko of Democratic Republic of Congo was the first President in African continent to go against the general belief that African culture is "inferior". He went against this ideology by doing the following in his country. From 1971, President Mobutu introduced an authenticity programme aimed at reviving Congolese culture.

  5 months ago ago
Meet The African President Who Changed His Name And The Name Of His Country (Photos)

POLITICS

24 Years Since His Death: Why Mobutu Is One Of The Greatest African Presidents Ever

Former Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko ( Photo Courtesy) Today marks exactly 24 years since the death of former Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko while in exile in Rabat, Morocco. But even in death, Mobutu continues to divide opinion. How will history judge this man?

  2 months ago ago
24 Years Since His Death: Why Mobutu Is One Of The Greatest African Presidents Ever

POLITICS

Meet the Longest Serving President in Africa

Photo:Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo The Current Equatorial Guinea president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is the longest serving President in Africa,He has ruled the people of Equatorial Guinea for the past 41years. He is the second president of Equatorial Guinea since August 1979, Mr. Obiang overthrew his uncle Francisco Marcia's Nguema from power in a bloody coup de tat of August 1979. Photo: President Obiang with his counterpart Yoweri kaguta Museveni in past event. Like his predecessor and other African

  1 year ago ago
Meet the Longest Serving President in Africa

POLITICS

Mutahi Ngunyi Alleges How William Ruto Planned To Ascend To Presidency As The Designated Survivor

Controversial political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi is at it again as he explained on a theory with how the deputy president William Ruto planned to ascend to power as the designated survivor ahead of the 2022 general elections. It had been predicted that Uhuru Kenyatta could be endorsing the second in command as the man to take over the mantle when he completes his term in office but that now appears to be a thing of the past with the two now enjoying a strained relationship.

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Mutahi Ngunyi Alleges How William Ruto Planned To Ascend To Presidency As The Designated Survivor

POLITICS

Vanity: Ruins That Were Mobutu's Palace (PHOTOS)

Mobutu's mansion ruins in Gbadolite.(photo/courtesy) It is no doubt that whenever the name Mobutu Sese Seko is mentioned dictatorship, opulence, nepotism, embezzlement and misrule come to mind. Mobutu, born Joseph De'sire Mobutu, was DRC's president for 30 years. He ascended to power after the country attained independence from Belgium in 1960 but ruled with an iron fist. He orchestrated the infamous assassination of democratically elected Prime Minister and statesman Patrice Lumumba to take over the country's

  9 months ago ago
Vanity: Ruins That Were Mobutu's  Palace (PHOTOS)

POLITICS

Interesting Facts About Congolese Strongman Mobutu Sese Seko

The Congolese strong man was the president for Zaire, initially called Congo from 1965 to 1967 after overseeing a successful coup to the then president,Patrice Lumumba.

  8 months ago ago
Interesting Facts About Congolese Strongman Mobutu Sese Seko

POLITICS

"Be Very Careful With Him" Orengo Warns Againt Electing Ruto, Alleges A Worrying Trait In Him

Siaya senator James Orengo has critisized deputy president William Ruto and has opposed his Presidential bid stating that Ruto appears to be a dictator. He has warned that Ruto's language is a language of autocrats and dictators in the making. "The language Ruto is using is the language of autocrats and dictators in the making.

  3 months ago ago