Joseph Kabila's Unusual Rise to Power and His Rule of the Congo

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On January 16, 2001, the Democratic Republic of the Congo tumbled into uncertainty.. The country’s president, Laurent Desire Kabila, had been sitting in his office at his marble palace in Kinshasa, the capital, when one of his bodyguards entered, drew his pistol, aimed it at Kabila, and fired several times.

The news broadcast then revealed his successor as his 29 year old son Joseph Kabila, who had yet to make a name for himself. At the time he was going to be the World’s youngest head of state.

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JOSEPH KABILA, The “Raïs” of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (born 1971), Charles Tshimanga

All the President's Wealth, The Kabila Family Business

Congo's Slide Into Chaos, How a State Fails, Stuart A. Reid

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