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Congo-Kinshasa

General Laurent Nkunda (Laurent Nkundabatware or Laurent Nkunda Batware)

Date of Birth: 02/02/1967
Place of Birth: Nord-Kivu, Congo-Kinshasa


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Kabila's two-front offensive

Once a pillar of the pro-Rwanda Rassemblement Congolais pour la Démocratie-Goma (RCD-Goma) rebellion, Amisi – who hails from Maniema province, as does Shadary, was involved in the brutal 2002 repression of a mutiny and uprising against RCD-Goma troops in Kisangani, alongside his then RCD-Goma comrades Laurent Nkunda, who went on to lead the Rwanda-sponsored Congrès national pour la défense du peuple...

Meanwhile, General Innocent Gahizi, a Congolese Tutsi commander who reported to Laurent Nkunda when he led the Congrès national pour la défense du peuple...


Backers and attackers

The split has its roots in the 2009 arrest in Rwanda of CNDP rebel commander General Laurent Nkunda, when Rwanda came under international pressure to stop its support for that rebellion...


Mayhem among the militias

Many of the ex-CNDP remain in prominent positions, including Colonel Innocent Gahizi, once an acolyte of General Laurent Nkunda, and now the FARDC commander for Kinshasa...


Killers crowd in

His loyalists always had a frosty relationship with Makenga, whose mentor, General Laurent Nkunda, was replaced by Ntaganda as the head of the CNDP in 2008, when Nkunda was arrested by Rwanda as part of a deal to integrate the CNDP into the FARDC...


Call back

In 2008, the group accused a Rwandan businessman, Tribert Rujugiro, of supporting the Tutsi rebel General Laurent Nkunda, which Rujugiro strongly denied...


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