AccessMyLibrary provides FREE access to millions of articles from top publications available through your library.
(From Mmegi / The Reporter (Botswana) - AAGM)
Byline: Dumelang Saleshando
October 30,1974 was a big day for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), formerly known as Zaire. The capital city, Kinshasa, was host to one of the most important fights ever in the history of boxing. Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman in what was dubbed "The Rumble in the Jungle", was one of the key highlights for the entire continent in the 1970s.
President Mobuto Sese Seko wanted to use the fight to showcase the beauty of one of Africa's largest countries. Endowed with numerous resources, DRC is located close to the centre of the continent and shares its boundary with at least 9 different countries. The world focus was on the DRC for a fight whose prize money was a whooping 5 …