Tag "Mobutu Sese Seko"
Patrice Émery Lumumba was born Élias Okit’Asombo on July 2, 1925 in Belgian Congo now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read Patrice Lumumba Biography.
Tshisekedi stood up to Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled the country, then known as Zaire, for decades before being overthrown by Rwanda.
President Joseph Kabila has failed to confirm he will step aside after serving two terms, the constitutional maximum.
For Africa to fulfil its promise, the young, dynamic continent must rediscover its zeal for democracy. The best way to flourish would be to strengthen Africa’s emerging middle class.