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Congo-Kinshasa

Laurent-Désiré Kabila

Date of Birth: 27 November 1939
Place of Birth: Likasi, Congo-K
Died: 18 January 2001


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Exposed – the cost of Kabila's state capture 

It is the biggest political scandal in Congo-K since President Mobutu Sese Seko was ousted in 1997 by Kabila's father Laurent-Désiré Kabila...

Selemani is according to researcher Eric Kennes's 2003 Biographical Essay on Laurent-Désiré Kabila the adopted brother of Joseph Kabila...

Selemani and Joseph Kabila were brought up together in Tanzania by one of the wives of Adrien Kanambe a guerrilla comrade of Laurent-Désiré Kabila who led the forces that overthrew Mobutu and preceded Joseph Kabila as president (AC Vol 38 No 7 Kabila's long march)...

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Cover-up in UN murders

A survivor in Congolese politics Beya was deputy head of Mobutu's notorious intelligence service the Division Spéciale Présidentielle (DSP) and smoothly transitioned to become chief of staff of Kazadi Nyembo the head of the newly constituted ANR after President Laurent-Désiré Kabila took power in 1997...


Court documents show Gertler at centre of $360m cash laundry

Mwanke was a key ally of President Laurent Kabila Joseph's father and became a mentor to Joseph when his father was assassinated in 2001 managing critical asset sales and deals including with Gertler when he was governor of Katanga province site of most of Congo-K's mineral wealth...


Fury greets Gertler report

23 years of mining Congo for profit Dan Gertler has been the subject of growing controversy since he first arrived in Congo-Kinshasa in 1997 just after Laurent-Désiré Kabila's rebel forces ended the 32-year dictatorship of Mobutu Sese Seko (AC Vol 38 No 9 Business at war)...


Missing you already

So far only Laurent Désiré Kabila and Patrice-Émery Lumumba have been designated as national heroes but presidential spokespeople have been briefing perhaps optimistically that Tshisekedi may yet also be given this honour...


Backers and attackers

Zimbabwe which was an important backer of both President Laurent-Désiré Kabila and his son Joseph was too embroiled in its post-election crisis to play much of a role although President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo were closely involved in Zimbabwe's military intervention in Congo-K from 1998 to 2002...


Kabila's survival strategy

The ADF which has been based in North Kivu since the 1990s was once in alliance with Nyamwisi's late brother Enoch Nyamwisi as well as with Laurent Kabila's regime...

Shortly before that on 10 January Gabon's security services arrested General Faustin Munene Chief of Staff of the Congolese army under Laurent Kabila who also served in the Angolan armed forces and married a niece of former President José Eduardo dos Santos...


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