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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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Sanctions and the unsanctioned

The 2008 confidential list includes Nkunda's wife Elisabeth Uwasse and Bilal Abdul Kalim Bakizi a Lebanese businessman in Goma whose brother Héritier Bilal is based in Kigali and is suspected by the Congolese government of playing a role in the assassination of the late President Laurent-Désiré Kabila...


Two generals fail to make peace

Both had belonged to the late President Laurent Kabila's Alliance des Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Congo-Zaïre then a rebel movement which brought together Congolese militias Congolese Tutsi and Rwandan soldiers to overthrow the late President Mobutu Sese Seko...


Cooperating with Cohydro

Abdoulaye Yerodia Ndombasi former Vice-President and Foreign Minister under President Laurent Kabila was also a member of Kim’s Kinshasa-based fan club...


Evariste Boshab

North Korea built the monument of former President Laurent-Désiré Kabila that stands before the Place de la République; more recently Korean advisors trained the Congolese military...


Blood on the stones

After Kinshasa gave Gertler's firm Idi Diamonds a monopoly on buying and exporting diamonds on 31 July 2000 Gertler encouraged the late President Laurent-Désiré Kabila to employ an Israeli private company to train his police...


Throwing out the neighbours

President Joseph Kabila owes a lot to Angola's rulers who helped his late father Laurent-Désiré Kabila to overthrow President Mobutu Sese Seko in 1997 then supported him against armed uprisings in 1998-2003...

Angolan troops helped to stabilise Kinshasa after Laurent Kabila was murdered in January 2001 and ensured that Joseph replaced him ten days later...


A credit-crunch presidency

Two weeks after Evariste Boshab a close ally of President Joseph Kabila was elected Speaker of the National Assembly and the independent-minded Vital Kamerhe had been forced from the Speaker's post minority politicians are complaining about a return to a 'single-party' behaviour reminiscent of Presidents Mobutu Sese Seko and Laurent Kabila...


Speak easy

Some see a return to the 'single-party' behaviour familiar under the late Mobutu Sese Seko and Laurent-Désiré Kabila...


Seoul's safety in numbers

George Forrest headed the state-owned Gécamines under President Laurent-Désiré Kabila in the late 1990s and is a friend of European Development Commissioner Louis Michel...


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