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Kerry urges Congo's Kabila not to run for president again

Kerry urges Congo's Kabila not to run for president again

KINSHASA , Democratic Republic of Congo, May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila not to run for a third term in 2016.
Ed Adamczyk

Britain expresses commitment to DRC peace

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- British Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds said Tuesday from the Democratic Republic of Congo he was there to try to break the country's cycle of violence.

DRC takes on Islamic fighters in war-torn east

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Islamic militants operating in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo are no match for the nation's armed forces, a DRC government spokesman said.

100 killed in failed coup attempt in Democratic Republic of Congo

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A former presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo is "on the run" after a failed coup attempt, a government official said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
By United Press International
Mobutu Sese Seko's remains to be returned to DRC

Mobutu Sese Seko's remains to be returned to DRC

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The remains of Mobutu Sese Seko, one of Africa's more flashy corrupt rulers, will be repatriated to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the DRC president said.

EU questions aid effectiveness for DRC

BRUSSELS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Efforts made by the European Union to provide assistance to the Democratic Republic of Congo resulted in limited progress, an audit found.

DRC hampered by outside aggression

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- National development is "hypothetical" in the Democratic Republic of Congo when faced with threats from external aggression, the president said.

West pressed hard for end to Congo war

KAMPALA, Uganda, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The presidents of the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring Rwanda, protagonists in Africa's deadliest war, say they have made "significant progress" toward finding a settlement to the seemingly endless bloodbath in the eastern Congo.

Uganda says DRC border is calm

KAMPALA, Uganda, July 16 (UPI) -- The situation along the Ugandan border with the Democratic Republic of Congo is less violent than in recent weeks, a Ugandan police spokesman said.

DRC approaching a breaking point

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 15 (UPI) -- Congolese rebels said they want to sit down at the negotiating table with President Joseph Kabila amid reports of renewed fighting in eastern DRC.

U.N. appalled by DRC violence

UNITED NATIONS, May 9 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was appalled by violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo that claimed the life of a Pakistani peacekeeper.

U.N.'s Ban wants stronger force in DRC

UNITED NATIONS, March 27 (UPI) -- A special unit within the peacekeeping mission for DRC should be able to conduct offensive operations independently, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

S. Africa charges 19 with DRC coup plot

PRETORIA, South Africa, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Nineteen men were charged Thursday in South Africa with organizing a coup in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 10, 2012
By United Press International
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Joseph Kabila
WAP2001020199 - 02 FEBRUARY 2001 - WASHINGTON, D. C. USA: Secretary of State Colin Powell welcomes Congo's new president, Joseph Kabila, left, at the State Department in Washington February 1, 2001. Kabila was sworn in last Friday after the Jan. 16 assassination of his father, Laurent Kabila, who had seized power in 1997. rw/Ricardo Watson UPI
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Joseph Kabila Kabange (known commonly as Joseph Kabila, born June 4, 1971) is a Congolese politician who has been President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since January 2001. He took office ten days after the assassination of his father, President Laurent-Désiré Kabila. He was elected as President in 2006 and is standing for another term in the 2011 election.

Joseph Kabila Kabange was born on June 4, 1971 at Hewabora, a small village in the Fizi territory of the South Kivu province, in Eastern Congo. He is the son of long time rebel, former AFDL leader and president of the Congo Laurent-Désiré Kabila and Sifa Mahanya.

Following high school, Joseph Kabila followed a military curriculum in Tanzania, then at Makerere University in Uganda. In October 1996, Laurent-Désiré Kabila launched the campaign in Zaire to oust the Mobutu regime. Joseph became the commander of the infamous army of "kadogos" (child soldiers) and played a key role in major battles on the road to Kinshasa. The liberation army received logistical and military support from regional armies from Rwanda, Uganda, Angola and Zimbabwe. Following the AFDL's victory, and Laurent-Désiré Kabila's rise to the presidency, Joseph Kabila went on to get further training at the PLA National Defense University, in Beijing, China.

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