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Some in Congo Long for the Order Of Late Dictator

There is something familiar in the stern dark eyes of one of the men who wants to be Congo’s next president. Put him in a pair of black, horn-rimmed glasses and a leopard-skin hat, and he would look a lot like the late dictator Mobutu Sese Seko. The candidacy of his son, Nzanga Mobutu, 36, in Sunday’s presidential election is among the persistent echoes of an earlier era in this troubled country, a time when its borders were secure, its prestige high and its name not Congo, but Zaire. Full Story

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