A huge radio and television complex - The Voice of Zaire - was inaugurated in the capital, Kinshasa, on Thursday (25 November) by President Mobutu Sese Seko.
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Background: A huge radio and television complex - The Voice of Zaire - was inaugurated in the capital, Kinshasa, on Thursday (25 November) by President Mobutu Sese Seko.
The main multi-storey building is part of an ultra modern network that takes up about 28 acres (11 hectares). Its inauguration came during weeklong celebrations to mark the 11th anniversary of President Mobutu. Five African heads of states - William Tolbert of Liberia, Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania, Sallah Eddine Ahmed Bokassa of the Central African Republic, Felix Malloum of Chad and Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda - and their wives, took part in the inauguration ceremony, and watched as President Mobutu cut the ceremonial ribbon.
The president took over the reins of power in 1965 and since then he's changed the country's name from Congo-Kinshasa to Zaire and been instrumental in steering the nation along the road of progress. The new radio-TV complex is the epitome of the steps taken. In all there are seven buildings which house 22 stages, 14 radio studios and seven television studios. There's also a seven storey hotel and a restaurant to seat 600 people.