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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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Cutting-edge diplomacy

Gertler as General Director of International Diamond Industries (IDI) negotiated a similar exclusive marketing deal with MIBA in 2000 under the late President Laurent-Désiré Kabila who abrogated it after accusing IDI of breaking its commitments...


Le grand retour

The UN seems to have gained influence since the appointment of American-born Swing: he speaks Lingala and is on good terms with President Kabila having helped show him the ropes in January 2001 when Laurent Kabila was killed and Swing was US ambassador to Kinshasa...


Nobody's moving

Kabila is also under pressure to accommodate the heads of the people's power committees set up by his father President Laurent-Désiré Kabila who lost their sinecures when the committees were dissolved in April...


Wood for the trees

Glencore launched the project after discussions with Ridgepointe International which formerly had a substantial concession in state mining company Gécamines' Groupe Central under the late President Laurent-Désiré Kabila...


Jacques is back

Congo-Kinshasa took up remarkably little summit time in Paris in contrast to the 2001 gathering in Yaounde overshadowed by the death of President Laurent-Désiré Kabila...


The Congo factor

This growing obsession and the initially close alliance that Mugabe forged with the late President Laurent-Désiré Kabila in Congo laid the basis for ZDF training of Rwandan (Armée de Libération de la Rwanda Alir) and Burundian (such as the Forces pour la Défense de la Démocratie) opposition forces and some joint operations with them...


Soldiers go, plunderers stay

He is suing several Belgian newspapers for reporting on his companies' operations in Katanga and was allowed to give testimony to the Belgian senate in camera on such delicate issues as why he bought 70 Toyota vehicles used by the late President Laurent-Désiré Kabila to transport government troops to the front line...

It nearly overthrew the subsequent regime of Laurent Kabila with a daring airlift of troops cross-country to the Atlantic port of Matadi and beat the better equipped Ugandan troops in three battles for control of Kisangani's diamond trade...


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