Definition of Mobutuism in English:

Mobutuism

(also Mobutism)

noun

  • The national philosophy and ideology introduced by President Mobutu Sese Seko in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), originally based on ‘authenticité’ (uniquely Zairean identity), but increasingly focusing on his personal role.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in West Africa. From the name of MobutuSese Seko, President of Zaire + -ism.

Pronunciation

Mobutuism

/məˈbuːtuːɪz(ə)m/