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Zaire: Information on a company named CELZA; on its executives and its links with the government; on legal action taken against this company resulting from the discriminatory dismissal of employees in 1991; on government involvement in the procedure and on the employee's legal representation

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 February 1996
Citation / Document Symbol ZAR23156.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Zaire: Information on a company named CELZA; on its executives and its links with the government; on legal action taken against this company resulting from the discriminatory dismissal of employees in 1991; on government involvement in the procedure and on the employee's legal representation, 1 February 1996, ZAR23156.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aab1c.html [accessed 18 November 2017]
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The attached 3 October 1991 Washington Post news article and the attached excerpts of Colette Braekman's book on Zaire entitled Le dinosaure: le Zaïre de Mobutu state that Cultures et Elevages du Zaïre (CELZA) is a conglomerate of 14 plantations owned by Zaire's president, Mobutu. Information on legal action taken against this company as a result of the discriminatory dismissal of employees in 1991, on government involvement in the procedure and on the employee's legal representation could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

References

        Braeckman, Colette. 1992. Le dinosaure: le Zaïre de Mobutu. Paris: Fayard.

The Washington Post. 3 October 1991. Final Edition. Keith B. Richburg. "Mobutu: a Rich Man in a Poor Standing; As he Teeters in Zaire, Questions Mount Over his Wealth." (NEXIS)

Attachments

        Braeckman, Colette. 1992 Le dinosaure: le Zaïre de Mobutu. Paris: Fayard, pp. 157-60.

The Washington Post. 3 October 1991. Final Edition. Keith B. Richburg. "Mobutu: a Rich Man in a Poor Standing; As he Teeters in Zaire, Questions Mount Over his Wealth." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

        Material from the Indexed Media Review (IMR) or country files containing articles and reports from diverse sources (primarily dailies and periodicals) from the Weekly Media Review).

Oral sources.

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