He studied political philosophy at a french university and when congo achieved independence in 1960, he became active in politics. Far from us the idea to supply here the hidden causes and the definitive. Laurent kabila president of democratic republic of the. Following this insurrection, he became president of zaire and returned the country to its former name, the democratic republic of the congo. Lets check, how rich is laurent desire kabila in 20192020. From mobutu to kabila, the drc is paying a heavy price for. At the time of his death in 2001, peace had not been restored, and misery remained a way of life. Kabila returns, in a cloud of uncertainty thomas turner introduction since the 1960s, laurent kabila had led a group of insurgents against the dictatorial mobutu sese seko government in kinshasa, operating along zaires eastern border 1. Kabila s father appointed him to the position of majorgeneral and he was put in charge of the armed forces. On 16 january 2001, laurent kabila president of the democratic republic of congo drc was killed by gunshot.
Missionary atlas project africa democratic republic of. Missionary atlas project africa democratic republic of the. Laurentdesire kabila november 27, 1939 january 16, 2001, or simply laurent kabila was a congolese revolutionary and politician who served as the third. It reaches almost without interruption from the red sea to the atlantic ocean. Therefore president joseph kabila is the adopted son of laurent kabila because the later married his mother when his real father died in 1977. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license.
But there is still much work to be done and to finish the job we must we must get to kinshasa. The assassination of laurent kabila on 16 january 2001 and the appointment of his son joseph as president of the drc brought fresh hope to the stalled lusaka peace process. I condemn assassination and the use of force as a means of settling political differences. The sky is the limit the president of the democratic republic of the congo talks to al jazeera about elections, drc economy and his future. James kabarebe rwandan minister of defense speaks of the days he was drc army chief of staff duration.
He subsequently became president and restored the countrys former name, democratic republic of the congo. Kabila is shot dead by minister after sacking army. Who is joseph kabila and did he assassinate his father. President laurent desire kabila was shot and fatally injured by a member of the presidential bodyguard in kinshasa on 16 january. Democratic republic of congo amnesty international. The public prosecutor has called for the death penalty for 115. What looms are a series of battles as the factions struggle for influence and spoils. From mobutu to kabila, the drc is paying a heavy price for autocrats at its helm. Missionary atlas project africa democratic republic of the congo formerly zaire basic facts name. Democratic republic of congo from assassination to state murder. According to reports kabila was shot by one of his bodyguards in front of army generals, following a dispute in which he had sacked them. Laurentdesire kabila wikipedia, a enciclopedia livre.
Introduction a continental war has begun in africa. Democratic transition in the democratic republic of congo. Kabila s patrons and his enemies are beginning to quarrel among themselves. Murder in kinshasa who really killed dr congos president laurent desire kabila and is the world ignoring a major miscarriage of justice. Maintained by peterborough k contributor 46537737 unknown, who reports a. Laurentdesire kabila 27 november 193916 january 2001 was president of the democratic republic of the congo from 17 may 1997 to 16 january 2001, succeeding mobutu sese seko and preceding joseph kabila. The man who led this alliance, laurent kabila, became the selfproclaimed president of the renamed democratic republic of the congo. Beginning in may 1997, he was the leader of a rebellion against the president of zaire, mobutu sese seko. Joseph kabila, son of the late laurent desire kabila, speaks a far more. Laurent desire kabila and his democratic alliance for the.
Kabila s father sent him to china to further his military training, and six months later they led the revolt that overthrew the congolese government and put laurent kabila into the office of president. The country was a oneparty totalitarian dictatorship, run by mobutu sese seko and his ruling popular movement of the revolution party. When searching for previous publications in the field of democratic transition in the democratic republic of congo, i could. The official name today is democratic republic of congo but through its history, the region has gone by the names of congo free state, belgian congo, congoleopoldville, congokinshasa, and zaire. The performance of laurent desire kabila s government i.1254 558 1007 1073 735 147 530 1344 1418 557 1339 448 1147 820 1157 1506 1530 622 1341 1328 646 16 1402 1491 692 1198 483 916 1450 1028 1417 1399 1511 788 562 407 637 425 73 369 702 1143 302 517 1252 1312 647 1077 813