Laurent Kabila

 
Kabila co-opts the opposition to prolong a family dynasty
Kabila co-opts the opposition to prolong a family dynasty
The highly contested elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are now over and Joseph Kabila Kabange handed over the presidency to...
The DRC’s blood-soaked history
The DRC’s blood-soaked history
On June 30 1960, the Belgian Congo becomes independent. Power is shared between Joseph Kasa-Vubu, the president, and his prime minister, Patrice...
DRC's Tshisekedi: Son, heir and president-elect
DRC's Tshisekedi: Son, heir and president-elect
The son of DRC's veteran opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi has taken the prize that eluded his late father — the presidency.
What DRC’s flawed election means for emerging democratic culture in Africa
What DRC’s flawed election means for emerging democratic culture in Africa
On December 30 2018, 46 million citizens cast their votes in a historic election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There hasn’t been a
Kivu: The forgotten war
Kivu: The forgotten war
When asked to name a long-running war somewhere the world, many people are likely to point to notorious hotspots such as Afghanistan or Syria.
Kabila's decision to step aside won't change the DRC's power dynamics
Kabila's decision to step aside won't change the DRC's power dynamics
The ruling party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), The Peoples’ Party for Reconciliation and Democracy, made an announcement...
DRC's Kabila backs ex-interior minister for vote: spokesperson
DRC's Kabila backs ex-interior minister for vote: spokesperson
DRC President Joseph Kabila, ending months of speculation, has chosen former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary to be his successor in...
DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba’s possible candidacy
DRC election: the dangers behind Bemba’s possible candidacy
The possible return of Jean-Pierre Bemba has shocked many in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 
Kabila names new DRC government despite agreement on elections
Kabila names new DRC government despite agreement on elections
A list of 60 ministers and deputy ministers was announced on state television in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Tuesday.
Tanzanian-led anti-rebel force in DRC given teeth
Tanzanian-led anti-rebel force in DRC given teeth
After months of behind-the-scenes wrangling over who will lead the mission to eliminate rebel groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...
Suspicion circles Israeli diamond maven who 'understands negroes'
Suspicion circles Israeli diamond maven who 'understands negroes'
Recorded in about 2 00, the revealing slur was made during the early days of the Israeli diamond ­scion's ambitious Democratic Republic of...
A tyrant of long standing
A tyrant of long standing
The Robert Mugabe regime did not, as some will argue, start off well and slowly descend into authoritarianism. It was always ruthlessly and...

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