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from the Guardian

Mobutu Sese Seko's body to be returned to Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mobutu Sese Seko pictured in Kinshasa a month before he was overthrown in 1997. Photograph: Jean-Marc Bouju/AP

from Mail Online

New book reveals what happens when your father is a dictator

Colourful: Belgian Congo ruler Mobutu Sese Seko had 17 children by two wives and several mistresses. He changed the name of his country to Zaire, murdered at will and drank human blood to fortify himself


Mobutu Sese Seko - President of Zaire. seizure power in a military coup and renames the country Republic of Zaire (Belgian Congo) and himself Mobutu Sese Seko (Joseph-Desiré Mobutu) Infamous for looting his country to the tune of billions of US dollars, has been described as the "archetypal African dictator."