Congo Crisis

First Congo War

  • Rwandan Genocide

Second Congo War

  • Lusaka Ceasefire
  • Gbadolite Agreement
  • Sun City Agreement
  • Pretoria Accord
Ituri conflict
Bogoro attack – Artemis
UN 1484
Kivu conflict
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2012
History of the DRC

  • Early history
    Migration & states
  • Colonization
    Stanley (1867–1885)
  • Congo Free State
    Leopold II (1885–1908)
  • Belgian Congo
  • Congo Crisis
    First Republic (1960–1965)
  • Zaire
    Mobutu regime (1965–1996)
  • First Congo War
    Kabila's rise (1996–1998)
  • Second Congo War
    Africa's Great War (1998–2003)
  • Transitional government
    Towards unity (2003–2006)

The Republic of Zaire ( /zɑːˈɪər/; French: République du Zaïre; ) was the name of the state that existed between 27 October 1971 and 17 May 1997, currently named Democratic Republic of the Congo. Founded by Mobutu Sese Seko, the name of Zaire derives from the Portuguese word "zaire", itself an adaptation of the Kongo word nzere or nzadi ("river that swallows all rivers").

Read more about Zaire:  Mobutu, Constitutional Changes, Mobutism, Authoritarian Expansion, Mobutist State Commissariats, Growing Conflict, First Congo War, Standards and Abbreviations

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