Question of the Day

Friday's question asked: This African dictator started off as a journalist before he began a path to corruption, nepotism, embezzlement and the renaming of the country Zaire. What was his name, and for which publication did he write? Be sure to answer both parts! That would be Mobutu Sese Seko, who once upon a time wrote full-time for the Léopoldville daily L'Avenir (but we also accepted Actualités Africaines, to which Mobutu contributed pseudonymously).

Congratulations to Brian Gallagher for being the very first to answer both correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to Hollywood HighlandsMartha FilipicKen WalkerMarilyn ParelMatthew DelmanLaura AlixJax JacobsenPaul BoydFrancis HincheyRachel RohCarrie Gray and Miriam van Ommeren for getting all or part of that right, as well.

As for today's question, here it is: On the same subject, what was the full name Mobutu adopted and the exact translation? Be sure to answer both parts, if you can manage to fit it into 140 characters!

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