The Democratic Republic of the Congo.

StoryMay 19, 1997
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Sinan Antoon

Iraqi-born poet, novelist and filmmaker. He currently teaches Arabic literature at New York University.

This past weekend the pro-democratic rebels took the capital of Zaire and drove the dictator Mobutu from power. The rebels have renamed the country the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Amy is joined by Sean Kelly, former correspondent for the Voice of America in Africa. Sean Kelly discusses the history of Zaire-Congo as well as US involvement with keeping Mobutu Sese Seko in power.


- Sean Kelly–former correspondent for the Voice of America in Africa and author.
NEXTExcerpt of a speech Malcolm X gave in Detroit concerning the Congo.
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