NPR logo

Zaire's Embattled Leader.

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Zaire's Embattled Leader.

Zaire's Embattled Leader.

Zaire's Embattled Leader.

Only Available in Archive Formats.

N-P-R's Jennifer Ludden reports from Kinshasa that Zaire's six-month-old civil war is likely to continue. President Mobutu Sese Seko [moh-BOO-too seh-say SAY-koh] refuses to resign while rebels prepare to attack the capital. Despite the President's resolve, he has little real power, and the rebels may soon unseat him. They control almost half the country, and the remnants of Mobutu's army guarding Kinshasa will probably not offer much resistance.