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Congo in Transitio2 - • Mobutu rules for 32 years and...

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Congo in Transition • Civil war breaks out among ethnic groups • Mobutu takes over in 1965 with the help of the CIA and white mercenaries • Calls the nation Zaire • He invites Europeans to come to work as civil servants, teachers, doctors, businesspeople and researchers Congo in Transition • Many cash crops were priced out of the market from the global economy • Civil wars waged in neighboring nations
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Unformatted text preview: • Mobutu rules for 32 years and takes the profit of the nation putting it in his personal bank accounts • 1997-Laurent Kabila becomes president in a civil war Congo in Transition • Kabila was assassinated in January 2000 • His son Joseph Kabila has become the leader • Congo and the other nations have been at war • Called Africa’s First World War • Peace has yet to come...
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