National Order of Zaire|
This order was established on December 2, 1968. It is issued in the traditional five
classes in both a military and civilian division for services to the state. It is the
nation's third highest award.
Grand Cross Set
Grand Officer Plaques
Grand Officer Plaque Civilian Division by Arthus Bertrand
Civilian Division by De Greef & Military Division by Arthus Bertrand
Two Grand Officer Stars with non-enameled inscriptions. De Greef of Brussels made the Civilian
Division version. Arthus Bertrand of Paris made the Military Division version. As the relationship
between Mobutu and the Belgian authorities chilled, the contract for the manufacture of Zaire's
medals was moved to the French firm. In part this also was done to recognize France's support during
the internal insurrections in Zaire.
National Order of Zaire DRC Knight Military Division, Commander Civilian Division & Zaire Knight Civilian Division
Order of Zaire (DRC Officer) and Plaque.
Order of Zaire Grand Cross with ribbon from Zaire