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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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When the Zairean economy began to nosedive in the late '70s, Congolese musicians emigrated in droves to Paris and Brussels.
The committee estimates on the basis of numerous reports and testimonies that support the allegations that close to 200,000 refugees, most of them Hutus, died on Zairean soil in an arbitrary fashion, or else disappeared as the consequence of a deliberate strategy of slow extermination of a portion of the Rwandan population.
Carrington JF (1983) Linguistic pitfalls in upper zairean folk-taxonomy research.
A search of Zairean Shamba's flat in Edmonton uncovered pounds 10,280 in cash, 18 mobile phones and four computers.
* October 1996--Backed by Uganda, Rwandan troops invade Zaire and attack Hutu militia dominated camps that threaten stability of region; depose Zairean President Mobutu Sese Seko, an ally of Hutu extremists.
"The first foreign combat forces to enter Angola were the Zairean units that invaded in July 1975 in support of the FNLA with the tacit support of Washington.
The refugees abandoned the Zairean camps en masse, and the large majority returned to Rwanda on foot, with a minority heading into the jungle in Zaire.
For example, although not shown in Table 1, the decrease in Zairean is probably due to the breakout of Congolese n.o.s.
Cultural forms as diverse as Persian carpetmaking, Navajo weaving, contemporary Zairean pop music, the Haitian school of naive painting, the graphic art of Panama's Kuna Indians, Jamaican Dub music, and Asian cinema have witnessed the introduction of new techniques and/or materials, the application of new ideas, and an overall enhancement of their markets,
Operating under a false name, the 24-year-old Zairean was listed as an asylum-seeker while residing in Waterford.
That the Zairean ambassador to Japan could profit from a Tokyo real estate boom by selling his country's embassy would be funny were it not symptomatic of ethical rot.