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1. A ruthless obsession with power, money and status, which leaves no room for ethics and morality

2. The law of the jungle, or the absence of the rule of law

3. Exploitation of others for personal gain; survival of the strongest at the expense of the weakest; tyranny, corruption and nepotism

Explanation: Joseph Desiré-Mobutu, President of the Republic of Congo from 1965-1997, renowned for cruelty, tyranny and corruption on a massive scale, re-named himself 'Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu wa za Banga', meaning "The all-powerful warrior who, because of his endurance and inflexible will to win, will go from conquest to conquest leaving fire in his wake".

adj. wazabang•er, wazabang•est

1. Displaying tyrannical power or force, without morality: eg. 'wazabanga politics'; 'that was the wazabangest speech I ever heard.'

2. Imposing or awesome in size, degree, or extent but irresponsible and lacking in principles: eg. 'a wazabanga army'

Noun: a wazabanger (person on a power-trip, a show-off)

Verb: Wazabanging – showing off one's power: eg. 'he´s wazabanging around with that new Ferrari'

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