Afro History Today in Afro History ! Mobutu Sese Seko seizes total control over The Democratic Republic of the Congo and becomes President in 1965. He renames it Zaire in 1971 ! written by Marc Alexander November 24, 2019 Photo by Julien Harneis U.S. Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger meets with President Mobutu of Zaire in his Pentagon office, Room 3E880. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Young women in preparing manioc bread or Fufu. Own work – photo made by Bob Walker in Democratic Republic of Congo, 1988 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Map of major languages of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Euskara: Kongoko Errepublika Demokratikoko handi hizkuntzen mapa (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: DRC, orthographic projection. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! The Democratic Republic of the Congo is renamed Zaire in 1971 ! St. Vincent and the Grenadines gains independence from the United Kingdom in 1979 !Today in Afro History ! Mobutu Sese Seko seizes power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ( Zaire) in 1960 !Today in Afro History ! Hattie McDaniel, the first Afro American to win an Academy Award passes away in 1952. Benjamin Bannecker, scientist/surveyor passes away in 1806.Today in Afro History ! Barry White’s hit ” You’re The First, The Last, My Everything ” makes No. 1 on UK music charts in 1974 !Today in Afro History ! Michael Jackson releases the No. 1 selling album of all time, “Thriller” in 1982 !Today in Afro History ! Activist, Ken Saro-wiwa is executed by the Nigerian Government in 1995. Today in Afro History ! Mobutu Sese Seko seizes total control over The Democratic Republic of the Congo and becomes President in 1965. He renames it Zaire in 1971 ! was last modified: November 1st, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Sprinter, Carmelita Jeter ! Basketball Hall of Famer ! Oscar Robertson ! Pianist/Composer, Scott Joplin ! Singer, Machel Montano ! Producer, Terry Lewis ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! NFL player, Donovan McNabb ! NFL player/Sportscaster, Cris Carter ! Rapper, Erick Sermon ! Singer, Stacy Lattisaw ! You may also like Streaming growth boosts R&B/hip-hop share of global... May 22, 2018 Body cam footage released in Chicago police... July 16, 2018 White House responds to indictment of 12... July 13, 2018 Melo: Bench role in OKC ‘out of... April 29, 2018 Long Beach Fire Captain’s Alleged Killer Appears... July 9, 2018 Trump’s response to Russia question sparks confusion July 18, 2018 Second LeBron James Mural Vandalized In Fairfax... July 21, 2018 Nearly $900000 awarded to more than 20... June 27, 2018 Ranking Musiq Soulchild's Albums From Worst to... April 3, 2018 Drake reveals he has a son in... June 29, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.