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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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Kabila thriving on chaos

' Kabila's divide-and-rule tactics are inviting comparisons with the late President Mobutu Seso Seko who introduced multiparty politics in 1990 and promised democratic elections but spent years pitching his opponents against each other and clinging to power before being toppled by Laurent-Désiré Kabila's rebel army in 1997...


Museveni goes for gold

As Mobutu's rule approached its end in 1997 Goetz went into business with future President Laurent-Désiré Kabila's Alliance des forces démocratiques pour la libération du Congo-Zaïre agreeing a 1...


An awkward tango for Gertler and Glencore

For Gertler who arrived in Kinshasa in 1997 aged 23 just after rebel leader Laurent-Désiré Kabila had marched across the country to take the city the usual rules have never applied...


Kabila's co-opted cabinet

His replacement in the cabinet is Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary a former Governor of Maniema under the regime of Kabila's late father Laurent-Désiré Kabila...


The Kinshasa shell game

In the meantime however Kinshasa's central road the Boulevard du 30 Juin had been festooned with banners proclaiming the national dialogue calling it a 'Congolese tradition' and invoking the apparently sacred name of the late President Laurent-Désiré Kabila...


Game of provinces

Beyond that the very idea of splitting Katanga into four – the rich Lualaba (Kolwezi) and Upper Katanga (Lubumbashi) provinces and the poorer Tanganyika (Kalemie) and Upper Lomami (Kamina) – is extremely unpopular in North Katanga where Kabila's late father President Laurent-Désiré Kabila was born and where Mai-Mai activity is widespread...


Reshaping the army

Amisi was a rebel with the Alliance des forces démocratiques pour la libération du Congo-Zaïre (AFDL) which swept Kabila's late father Laurent-Désiré Kabila to power in 1997 and later with the Rassemblement congolais pour la démocratie-Goma (AC Vol 39 No 14 Embattled Kabila)...


Arms-for-platinum deal

The government is desperate to replenish its armaments many of them lost in the Congo-Kinshasa war when Zimbabwe intervened to save the late Laurent-Désiré Kabila's regime from insurgents in 1998-2002 (AC Vol 41 No 11 Glittering prizes from the war)...


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