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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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Turner (1985) The Rise and Decline of the Zairian State.
The Zairian state structures were weak because of declining foreign aid and huge consumption of public funds for private purposes.
Just as the United States supports efforts to reclaim wealth stolen by the Nazis, it must help a future legitimate Zairian government reclaim its national treasure.
That arrest was provoked by Kalala's three-part investigative series proving, among other things, that 70% of the Zairian armed forces were of the same tribal heritage as Mobutu.
America's support for Mobutu in Zaire and the Soviets' for Mengistu in Ethiopia may (or may not) have been justified by the superpowers' national-security needs, but the price that ordinary Zairians and Ethiopians paid for that security lies beneath the gravestones of countless children.
The daily crises continue, and the wonderful colleagues we left behind--both Zairians and expatriates--continue to cope with them.
Kabila's decision came after the meeting, which was expected to transfer power between the two men, had been delayed for several hours by Mobutu and an elaborate improvisation over how to get the ailing Zairian president on board.
At the mining site in a remote portion of the Zairian jungle, local villagers toiled for 50 cents to a dollar per day.
Eight out of ten Zairians live in absolute poverty; real wages are a tenth of what they were at independence, in 1960; and in some places half the children die before they reach the age of 5.
Most have returned; the Rwandans who remained in central Zaire camps increasingly were at odds with local Zairians and rebels, many of them Zairian Tutsis.
18, 1992, several Zairians were reported killed by pro-Mobutu troops.