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The controversial deployment of at least 12 000 Zimbabwean soldiers in the DRC by Mugabe in August 1998 — to rescue the regime of the late Congolese president Laurent Kabila from an offensive by Rwanda, Uganda and some rebel groups — massively contributed to the demise of the local economy, ...
An officer of the Zairian rebel army shouts an order to his soldiers during a parade of about 4,000 rebel soldiers at Goma airport on Saturday April 5, 1997 which was attended by rebel leader Laurent Kabila. While rebel and government negotiators met in South Africa, Zairian rebels on Saturday approved ...

He was born in Makobola, a small village in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and was forced out of the country and separated from his father and brothers by the massacre of about 500 people by rebels hoping to oust former Congolese President Laurent Kabila. “Music has always been what my parents ...
The previous president, Laurent Kabila, lost power when a bodyguard shot him in 2001. The president before that, Mobutu Sese Seko, was overthrown by Rwandan-backed rebels who marched 1,600km through the rainforest in a mere six months, wearing gumboots. Mobutu did not pay his troops.
Kabila came to power in 2001 after the assassination of his father Laurent Kabila. He has since won the last two elections organised in the resource – rich country, first in 2006 before his reelection for a final term in 2011. He was expected to step down in 2016 but failed to do so with the reason that the ...
According to the country's constitution, the president can not seek a third consecutive term in office. Joseph Kabila assumed the presidency in January 2001, days after the assassination of his father Laurent Kabila. He was elected president in his own right in 2006, and re-elected to a second term in 2011.

On January 16, 2001, the Democratic Republic of the Congo tumbled into uncertainty. The country's president, Laurent Kabila, had been sitting in his office at his marble palace in Kinshasa, the capital, when one of his teenage bodyguards entered, drew his pistol, aimed it at Kabila, and fired several times.
The DRC military adventure which began in late 1997 after Robert Mugabe controversially deployed Zimbabwe's armed forces into the DRC ostensibly to support the government of Laurent Kabila, created many economic opportunities for both political and military elites. Laurent Kabila had swept to power ...
I suppose he did not learn a lesson or two from the late Mobutu SeSe Seko who was overthrown by his late father, Laurent Kabila. The Burundian President wants to stay in power forever too. It is time we took back our destinies from the stranglehold of these dinosaurs. They are not our friends, not now, not ...
Former president Robert Mugabe yesterday opened up about his ouster last year by the army, disclosing for the first time that some people were allegedly killed and others tortured as the 94-year-old politician piled up pressure on his successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa. BY XOLISANI NCUBE.
But by 1997, the country's history took another dramatic turn with Mobutu toppled by rebels led by Laurent Kabila, who renamed the country the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the 1980s and 1990s, George Forrest diversified his company's portfolio, moving into cement and also mining as the lucrative ...
That time around, Rwanda and Uganda sought to overthrow President Laurent Kabila, while Angola (along with several other African states) sent its army to defend him. The latter proved successful and Angola gained a great amount of influence in the process, which it still retains. The dominant motive for ...
He also depleted the fiscus when he joined Laurent Kabila in his efforts to stave off Paul Kagame's proxies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's second war. But by the end of 1999, with Mugabe's constitution up for referendum and promising takeovers of the white farms, the commercial farmers joined ...
1997: Rebel leader Laurent Kabila, after a plea from the United Nations, agrees to delay an attack on Zaire's largest refugee camp. The camp in Tingi-Tingi is attacked two weeks later, scattering 170,000 Rwandans. 1998: A China Airlines Airbus A-300 jetliner returning from Bali crashes short of Taipei's ...
The previous president, Laurent Kabila, lost power when a bodyguard shot him in 2001. The president before that, Mobutu Sese Seko, was overthrown by Rwandan-backed rebels who marched 1,600km through the rainforest in a mere six months, wearing gumboots. Mobutu did not pay his troops.
1997 Rebels under Laurent Kabila take Zairian town of Faradje while advancing on country's third largest city, Kisangani. 2000 Top seed Nicolas Kiefer lifts the Duty Free Dubai Tennis Open. 2003 Police arrested a Venezuelan man carrying a live hand grenade at Britain's Gatwick airport. 2004 Chechnya's ...
Family businesses have not fared well in Nigeria (think Abiola, Odutola), and intergenerational-politics have not fared well either (think Joseph Kabilla who took over from his father, Laurent Kabila as President of DRC since 2001, as well as Dimeji Bankole who profited from the influence of his politician ...

Kinshasa - Opposition figures in Democratic Republic of Congo gathered on Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the death of their historic leader, in a ceremony that underscored the country's deep political rift. A crowd packed Kinshasa cathedral for a mass for Etienne Tshisekedi, whose death in ...
According to the country's constitution, the president can not seek a third consecutive term in office. Joseph Kabila assumed the presidency in January 2001, days after the assassination of his father Laurent Kabila. He was elected president in his own right in 2006, and re-elected to a second term in 2011.
Last year, before her political downfall, she is reported to have urged the sale of 35 young elephants, eight lions, 12 hyenas and a giraffe to settle a debt to China for equipment bought by Zimbabwe to help President Laurent Kabila in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Zimbabwe, unlike other ...
Tshisekedi spent a lifetime in politics, first as ally-turned-enemy of despot Mobutu Sese Seko, then as rival to the ensuing Kabila dynasty of Laurent Kabila, assassinated in 2001, and Joseph Kabila. His body is in a morgue in Belgium, awaiting repatriation and burial in the land of his birth. That move has ...
A United Nations report on the plunder of resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo named Mnangagwa as having been at the centre of that country's resource plunder during the second Congo War when the Zimbabwe National Army went to defend Laurent Kabila's rule. A United States diplomatic ...
After his ouster in 1997, hopes were high that the DRC's new leader – Laurent Kabila – would steer the country in a more judicial direction. Instead, Kabila maintained the same power structure as his predecessor and ramped up the violence. His forces slaughtered thousands of Rwandan refugees within ...
After his ouster in 1997, hopes were high that the DRC's new leader – Laurent Kabila – would steer the country in a more judicial direction. Instead, Kabila maintained the same power structure as his predecessor and ramped up the violence. His forces slaughtered thousands of Rwandan refugees within ...
It was during the two Congo wars that the Mai-Mai rose to national prominence. In 1994, many fought alongside anti-Mobutu rebels before turning against them. In 1998, Mai-Mai militants received support from Laurent Kabila's government in Kinshasa to fight the Rally for Congolese Democracy, or RCD, ...
Kabila took over when his father, Laurent Kabila, was assassinated in 2001 by a bodyguard. Laurent overthrew Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled the resource-rich country with an iron fist for more than 30 years. Lacroix said the elections postponement sparked violent protests. He condemned the response of ...
The corruption scandals engulfing South African President Jacob Zuma pose a variety of challenges to democratic governance in that country. And in the DRC, President Laurent Kabila, in power since 2001, continues to postpone presidential and legislative elections that should have taken place in 2016.
Kabila has been in power since 2001 when he succeeded his assassinated father Laurent Kabila. He refused to step down at the end of his second and final term in December 2016. DR Congo's Ambassador Ignace Gata Mavita said his government "regretted" the violence. The authorities will investigate ...
Kabila has been in power since 2001 when he succeeded his assassinated father Laurent Kabila. He refused to step down at the end of his second and final term in December 2016. DR Congo's Ambassador Ignace Gata Mavita said his government “regretted” the violence. The authorities will investigate ...
Zimbabwe's former army commander and newly appointed vice president General Constantino Chiwenga (left) and Zimbabwe's president Emmerson Mnangagwa sit and talk as they attend the swearing-in ceremony in Harare, on December 28, 2017. PHOTO | WILFRED KAJESE | AFP ...
Kabila has been in power since 2001 when he succeeded his assassinated father Laurent Kabila and refused to step down at the end of his second and final term in December 2016. That refusal led to protests and a bloody crackdown. Demonstrations have been banned or else widely repressed since ...
Joseph Kabila has been in power since 2001 following the assassination of his father, Laurent Kabila, who had upended the 32-year reign of notorious dictator Mobutu Sese Seko in 1996. The chaos the entire region has experienced since the 1990s, including the Rwandan genocide and the massive ...
The people of the Democratic Republic of Congo have begun protesting against Joseph Kabila, who has been in power in the Congo since 2001. Kabila was required to step down from power since last year, but elections in the Congo have been delayed until December 2018. The Congolese government ...
Kabila, who has been in power since the 2001 assassination of his father, Laurent Kabila, has not ruled out another presidential run through constitutional changes. Elections have been repeatedly delayed since Kabila's constitutionally mandated two-term limit expired in December 2016. They are currently ...
The country has not had a peaceful transition of power since independence from Belgium in 1960. Kabila succeeded his assassinated father Laurent Kabila in 2001 and refused to step down at the end of his second and final term in December 2016. That refusal led to protests and a bloody crackdown.
In power since 2001 when he took over from his assassinated father Laurent Kabila, Kabila refused to step down at the end of his second and final term in office in December 2016. He is banned by the constitution from running for a third term, but under the deal with the opposition can remain in office until ...
Gertler's political influence is said to have begun shortly after his arrival in 1997, when he offered the late president Laurent Kabila some $20 million to head off a rebellion in the east; in exchange, his IDI Diamonds firm was given exclusive rights to the purchase of artisanal diamonds. Another source has ...
The reforms mark the first official step in the countdown to next year's ballot aimed at bringing about Kabila's belated departure and restoring stability in the crisis-hit country. In power since 2001 when he took over from his assassinated father Laurent Kabila, he refused to step down at the end of his second ...
Joseph Kabila has ruled Congo since 2001 since he took power from his father, Laurent Kabila following his assasination. Many believe the young Kabila will try to stay in office as long as possible. The Kabila family has enormous economic interests, owning shares in mines, telecommunication companies ...
On January 16, 2001, the Democratic Republic of the Congo tumbled into uncertainty. The country's president, Laurent Kabila, had been sitting in his office at his marble palace in Kinshasa, the capital, when one of his teenage bodyguards entered, drew his pistol, aimed it at Kabila, and fired several times.
Robert Mugabe was one of the closest allies of Joseph's father, the late President Laurent Kabila. During the Second Congo War, Mugabe and then-President of Angola Jose Eduardo dos Santos airlifted hundreds of troops into Kinshasa to defend Laurent Kabila's fledgling regime from an onslaught of ...
Kabila came to power in 2001 after the assassination of his father Laurent Kabila. He has since won the last two elections organised in the resource – rich country, first in 2006 before his reelection for a final term in 2011. He was expected to step down in 2016 but failed to do so with the reason that the ...
... Jacob Ngaruvhume. A United Nations report on the plunder of resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo named Mnangagwa as having been at the centre of that country's resource plunder during the Second Congo War when the Zimbabwe National Army went to defend Laurent Kabila's rule.
President Joseph Kabila, who came to power when his father, Laurent Kabila, was assassinated, has completed two constitutional terms as president in 2016. He is now seeking to delay required presidential elections. Joseph Kabila succeeded his father, without elections, in 2001. He won what appears to ...
“Barbarism!” The Catholic Church lamented. A statement on behalf of the UN Secretary General to get civilized and “uphold the rights of the Congolese people to the freedom of speech and peaceful assembly.” By default, following his father, Laurent Kabila's assassination, Kabila became president in 2001, ...
Kabila succeeded his assassinated father Laurent Kabila in 2001. He refused to step down at the end of his second and final term in December 2016. That refusal led to protests and a bloody crackdown. Elections had been due to take place by the end of this year under a church-mediated deal.
DR Congo is a vast country with immense economic resources, but years of conflict have led to most people living in poverty, and there is little infrastructure. President Joseph Kabila took power in 2001 following the assassination of his father, Laurent Kabila. He has won two elections and the constitution ...
DR Congo is a vast country with immense economic resources, but years of conflict have led to most people living in poverty, and there is little infrastructure. President Joseph Kabila took power in 2001 following the assassination of his father, Laurent Kabila. He has won two elections and the constitution ...
DR Congo is a vast country with immense economic resources, but years of conflict have led to most people living in poverty, and there is little infrastructure. President Joseph Kabila took power in 2001 following the assassination of his father, Laurent Kabila. He has won two elections and the constitution ...
1997: Fighting breaks out among President Laurent Kabila's soldiers in Kinshasa, Congo, when he orders the arrest of one of his aides.


 

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