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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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A rocky electoral road

The CENI Chairman is the Reverend Daniel Ngoy Mulunda a cousin of the late President Laurent-Désiré Kabila father of the current President who signed up last accompanied by over 3 000 dancing and cheering supporters...


Bad fences, bad neighbours

Angola helped the late Laurent-Désiré Kabila to power in Kinshasa in 1997 and then supported his son President Joseph Kabila against his rival Jean-Pierre Bemba in 2007...

Luanda is said to favour Vital Kamerhe a former ally of Joseph Kabila’s and the Honorary President of the National Assembly founder and leader of the Union pour la nation congolaise who served under the late President Mobutu Sese Seko and Laurent Kabila...


Election express

That will make the residual support for him in mineral-rich Katanga – birthplace of his assassinated father President Laurent-Désiré Kabila – all the more important...


Real bullets, phoney coup

Under the late President Laurent-Désiré Kabila Munene was Deputy Minister of the Interior; he fled to Congo-Brazzaville where he was arrested in January...


Kigali wins another round of the blame game

Congo’s President Laurent-Désiré Kabila and Rwanda’s Kagame were then in close alliance; Kabila blocked Garretôn from pursuing his own investigations...

Other ‘crimes against humanity’ included massacres of Hutu refugees by the APR and the forces of the Congolese government of President Laurent Kabila...

They include Gabriel Kyungu wa Kumwanza a former Governor of Katanga who is now chairman of the provincial assembly for leading the persecution of Kasaians in 1993 and a former Foreign Minister under the late Laurent Kabila Abdoulaye Yerodia Ndombasi who stirred up hatred against Tutsi in 1998...


Katanga makes a comeback

This is uncomfortable for Kabila who in the 2006 election took three-quarters of the province’s vote and whose father the late President Laurent-Désiré Kabila was born in Katanga (Joseph is said to have been born in a rebel camp in South Kivu)...


Odious debts, now less debt

Then a further moral twist: After rebel forces led by Laurent-Désiré Kabila chased Mobutu from power in 1997 his finance minister Mawampanga Mwana Nanga was told by the IMF and the Bank that acceptance of the Mobutu loans as legitimate debt was key to re-establishing Congo-Kinshasa as a responsible member of the international financial system...


A disastrous half-century

Much of it is aimed personally at President Joseph Kabila Kabange who has been in power since the murder of his father President Laurent-Désiré Kabila in January 2001...

Katanga Governor Moïse Katumbi Chapwe is the younger and poorer brother of Raphaël Soriano Katebe Katoto who dreamed of the presidency in 2002 after Laurent Kabila’s assassination and now contemplates leaving his exile in a Belgian mansion to return to Congo...


The fight for cellphones

It is widely believed that when CWN was formed in 1998 Kazadi joined to represent the interests of then President Laurent-Désiré Kabila whose part-ownership (like the rest of the family’s business affairs) is controlled by presidential sister Janet Kabila...

Given their long history together in Tanzania and Congo it is likely that Kazadi’s relationship with Laurent Kabila helped CWN land the licence in the first place...


The President's would-be rivals

One of the ‘Boys’ (Basagya in Luganda) he thought himself above the rules a talkative extrovert unlike Kayumba or Kagame; he was in charge of recruiting allies in Congo including the late Laurent-Désiré Kabila...


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