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Notes 10-17-07 Overview 1. Administration 2. Writing Suggestions 3. Zaire/Congo under Mobutu and beyond 4. Lessons about power/imperial legacies Patrice Lumumba: Prime Minister of the Congo (1960) Joseph Mobutu: Ruled the Congo from 1960-1997 Joseph Kasavubu: Shared power with Lumumba Moise Tshombe: President of Katanga 1. Administration 2. Writing Suggestions 3. Zaire/Congo about Mobutu and beyond Joseph Mobutu seizes power in a coup in 1965. He was forced into exile in 1997 and died of cancer shortly after. Since 1997, Congo had two different civil wars. One of the most violent and dangerous places on earth. The war ended in July 2003. Mobutu's rule lasted for 32 years and was extremely violent. He was a brutal dictator and ruled consistent with a pattern that characterizes with many countries in the developing world. The Congo was a very weak state under Mobutu. Aspects of a weak state: There is a very blurry line between the regime and the state. No difference between
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