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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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ZANU-PF expands its business empire

The party created a subsidiary of the bank in Congo during Zimbabwe's military campaign to prop up the late Laurent-Désiré Kabila's regime after it came under attack from Rwandan and Ugandan troops in 1998...


The leaders in Lubumbashi

The late President Laurent Kabila made him an ambassador then he formed the federalist Union nationale des fédéralistes du Congo (Unafec) and in 2006 became President of Katanga’s provincial assembly...

Despite having no military background in 1998 he became chief of Laurent Kabila’s personal military staff...


Ailing and failing

M23 could see off the FARDC at any time taking Bukavu and Kisangani and even penetrating down to Kinshasa as the late Laurent-Désiré Kabila‘s Alliance des forces démocratiques pour la libération du Congo (AFDL) did in 1997...


Kasai mines go to Anhui

The former Economy Minister in President Laurent-Désiré Kabila’s government had little trouble convincing Kinshasa since he was backed by the Zimbabwean government Anhui’s partner in the Anjin Investments project in the Marange diamond fields (AAC Vol 6 No 2) in Zimbabwe...

Several Zimbabwean officials and officers of the Zimbabwean Defence Force were partners in Osleg a company that worked with members of the late Laurent Kabila’s family in the Sengamines company...


Kabila looks into the abyss

There are obvious parallels between the current war and the rebellions of 1996 and 1998: the first led to the ousting of President Mobutu Sese Seko within a year; the second led to a succession of political crises resulting in the assassination of Mobutu’s successor Laurent-Désiré Kabila...


Keeping an eye on oil

CENI officials are suspected of ensuring his defeat in Kabongo Katanga Province at the hands of one of the late President Laurent-Désiré Kabila’s daughters Jaynet Kabila Kyungu after an implausible but official turnout of 92...


Office politics

The Tajideens came to Congo in 1997 when the late Laurent-Désiré Kabila toppled Mobutu Sese Seko...


The trouble after Katumba

He is only the third Congolese – after the late Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba and President Laurent-Désiré Kabila – to receive that honour...

He organised the rebel group that brought Laurent Kabila to power in the civil war of 1996-97 and became his business advisor using experience gained in South Africa working for Equator Bank and the mining equipment manufacturer Bateman...

When Laurent Kabila was murdered in January 2001 Katumba took his son Joseph under his wing becoming Minister in the Presidency responsible for state assets (while serving on the board of Australia’s Anvil Mining until 2004)...


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