Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

Mobutu’s Loot: Where Will all the Millions Stashed in Switzerland Go to?

Posted in DR Congo, Global Africa by ruben eberlein on April 30, 2009

Returning assets deposited in Swiss banks by the late president of Zaire, Mobutu Sese Seko, to his family would send a ‘terrible signal’, warns a Swiss lawyer. Read an interview with Mark Pieth, professor of criminology at Basel University, who has lodged a ‘citizen’s appeal’ with the Swiss Federal Criminal Court to try to extend a freezing order on Mobutu’s assets, worth SFr7.7 million ($6.68 million), at


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