• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sekos sē′kos in Greek antiquities, any sacred enclosure, a sanctuary, cella of the temple.
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Three decades of pillage by Mobutu Sese Seko, the dictator who was propped up by the country's riches and the cold war patronage of the United States, had ravaged the land that Mr Mobutu had renamed Zaire.
Observers search for a suitable analogy—the next Bosnia, another Somalia—to the shaky, predatory despotism of Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku wa za Banga.
After another day in which he kept Zairians and the world in suspense about his intentions, President Mobutu Sese Seko failed to return home today, contrary to earlier assurances from his Government and aides.
During the cold war, the US shamelessly justified its support for apartheid South Africa and enjoyed a friendship with Mobutu Sese Seko, the brutal dictator of Zaire (now Congo).