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By Michela Wrong

Often called "the Leopard," the president of Zaire for thirty-two years, Mobutu Sese Seko, confirmed all of the crafty of his namesake -- seducing Western powers, deciding to buy up the competition, and dominating his individuals with a devastating mix of brutality and grace. whereas the inhabitants used to be pauperized, he plundered the country's copper and diamond assets, downing crimson champagne in his jungle palace like a few modern day reincarnation of Joseph Conrad's crazed station manager.

Michela unsuitable, a correspondent who witnessed Mobutu's final days, lines the increase and fall of the idealistic younger journalist who turned the stereotype of an African despot. Engrossing, hugely readable, and as humorous because it is tragic, within the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz assesses the acts of the villains and the heroes during this interesting tale of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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