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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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Entrenched and overstretched

President Laurent-Désiré Kabila has new allies with troops from Chad and it appears Central African Republic now added to those from the Southern African Development Community (Angola Namibia and Zimbabwe) and from Sudan...

Kigali ministers deny any post-factum justification for being in Congo but hint at more military support to come especially if Laurent Kabila attacks in the east...


Militants and monarchs

South Africa's and Botswana's military intervention in the mountain kingdom follows a public row among SADC members over the decision by Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe and Angola's President José Eduardo dos Santos to send troops and air power to prop up Congo-Kinshasa's President Laurent-Désiré Kabila...


In the badlands

to the private sector and most of the rest to the government's Zimbabwe Defence Industries which sold President Laurent Kabila's government arms ammunition and rations...


Ben's bid

The foreign media focused on Ulenga's criticism of Namibia's dispatch of some 600 troops to join Angola and Zimbabwe in supporting President Laurent Kabila...


Holding up the peace

The first idea was that President Laurent Kabila's government would meet the rebels along with - and under pressure from - Zimbabwe Angola and Namibia all of which have sent troops to Kabila's aid plus Rwanda and Uganda the rebels' foreign supporters...

Both the rebel forces and Laurent Kabila's government need more troops; on 31 August the Chief Executive of Executive Outcomes Nic van den Bergh confirmed that Kabila had asked the company for military backing although no contract had been signed...


Arusha verdicts

The raiders probably came over the border from camps tolerated (according to the Rwandan government) by the regime of Laurent Kabila in the Democratic Republic of Congo...


Turning the tables

The rebels announcing their opposition to President Laurent-Désiré Kabila's ‘despotism' and ‘nepotism' quickly captured with support from Rwanda and Uganda a triangular swathe of territory stretching from Bunia in the north-east across to Kisangani...


War drums sounding

Prior to the Cape Verde meeting Dos Santos had invited presidents Sam Nujoma and Laurent-Désiré Kabila from neighbouring Namibia and Congo-Kinshasa to Luanda for a oneday summit where he asked for their practical support...


Angola looks east

SADC heads of state - from Namibia Zimbabwe Congo-Kinshasa and Angola - had planned to meet in Kinshasa to plan the coalition; but President Laurent Kabila's domestic problems forced cancellation...


Another Congo crisis

A top-ranking minister in the Mobutu government has told Africa Confidential that at least two supply flights - with food and ammunition - flew from Ndjili International Airport Kinshasa to frontline government bases in eastern Zaïre on 1 November (almost two months after war started between Mobutu's forces and Laurent-Désiré Kabila's Alliance des Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Congo)...


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