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By Wendy Bashi, Guillaume Graux 
& Joost Vandensande


With this series, we hope to bring new perspectives to add a new chapter to the new colonial historiography, which looks - at last - at Africa from a different angle.

What we want to do on Mobutu lies in the current view, from which we want to attempt to understand Mobutu's journey through African and Western history. The result must be sufficiently accessible to the generation that knows little or nothing about him, while at the same time being "animated" by the questions that this generation is asking itself today.


"Mobutu", a historical but never-before-seen documentary series of four fifty-minute episodes, tells the story of Joseph-Désiré Mobutu (1930-1997), who at the end of his life was known as Mobutu Sese Seko. He was a dictator the likes of which Africa has rarely seen: he remained in power in the Congo for thirty-two years.

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