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Zaire

The currency of Zaire between 1967 and 1997. The first zaire, used until 1993, suffered from hyperinflation. The second zaire was replaced by the Congolese franc in 1997 when Zaire became the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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The good news for the West is that the Zairean rebels are attempting to impose a kind of discipline on this chaos.
It must be joking -- since when did Washington lift a finger, during years of suffering by ordinary Zaireans, to demand observance of these principles by Mobutu?
The TV evangelist is known for his close ties to Zairean President Mobutu Sese Seko, extensive economic interests in Zaire (reported to include diamond, timber and gold concessions granted his privately owned, for-profit firm, African Development Co.
Though he aptly remarks that Zaireans have almost as many different words for extortion as the Eskimos have for snow, the potentially fascinating analysis of African languages as indicators of political attitudes is another avenue that remains to be explored.
It consisted of four organisations representing the Zairean Tutsis, the Banyamulenge and the Banyamasisi and the PRP.
In a statement issued in late December following their annual meeting, the bishops said that any Zairean opposing Mobutu's plans "runs grave risks" ranging from physical violence to public denigration.
This Zairean polity |stuck fast in its own stagnation' was not unique except perhaps in the way it was defended by justificatory propaganda from both America and China.
It was more of the same in the 1990s when the Zairean army rioted in several cities -- France and Belgium sent in troops to keep Mobutu safe.
By far the largest amount ever frozen by the Swiss in cases involving former African rulers, this action follows hard on the heels of the freezing of the late Zairean dictator Mobutu Sese Seko's family holdings.
Taylor has spent only pounds 17,500 on Carlisle duo Allan Smart and Nick Wright, plus the free transfer capture of Zairean international striker Michel Ngonge from Turkish club Samsunspor.
The Hutu militiamen were not cleaned out, and the camps became the centre of a major international effort in 1996 to rescue thousands of refugees caught in the cross-fire between the Hutus and Zairean rebels.
Rwanda has given American policy makers the latest convenient excuse for not dealing with the Central African horror for which the United States bears the most direct responsibility: the quarter century of corruption and human rights violations inflicted upon the Zairean people by U.