from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Congo.
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- proper n. A former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (used between 1971 and 1997).
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- n. a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
- n. the basic unit of money in Zaire
ZAIRE (now known as Congo): From 1995 until the May 1997 overthrow of the late President Mobutu Sese Seko, Zaire was a base for stockpiling UNITA weapons, the prime supplier of fuel and also a source of end-user certificates that weapons companies require for shipping arms.
The Balonda could hardly have heard of the semi-European term Zaire, which is utterly unknown even at the
About 20 people on Tuesday marched on the United States embassy in Pretoria demanding international intervention to stop what they called Zaire's massacre of Banyamurenges (Zairean Tutsis).
As a young teacher she came with the Baptist church to the Congo as it was then known; today, it is the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in-between it was known as Zaire.
In a forward to the report, Navi Pillay, the Geneva-based UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said, "No report can adequately describe the horrors experienced by the civilian population in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where almost every single individual has an experience to narrate of suffering and loss."
Mr. Tshisekedi, a three-time prime minister under the late dictator President Mobutu Sese Seko, when the country was called Zaire, has repeatedly proclaimed himself president of the country, drawing criticism for pre-empting the vote.
And the most deadly of three different strains of Ebola, Ebola-Zaire, is fatal in up to 90 percent of cases.
Mobutu was rabidly anti-communist … and yet, what happened in Zaire, Spirit?
So I got the following email spam, from an address in Zaire:
Women's groups in Zaire joined forces to try to change laws that bar women from traveling or opening bank accounts without their husbands 'permission.