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April 4, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Just a day after becoming Zairian prime minister, Etienne Tshisekedi announced that he was annulling the constitution, dissolving the Parliament and offering six Cabinet seats to the rebels. The rebels rejected the offer of Cabinet posts, saying that to accept them would be inconsistent with their goal of deposing President Mobutu Sese Seko. And some politicians questioned Tshisekedi's authority to make the other changes.
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May 21, 1997 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Guerrilla leader and self-proclaimed President Laurent Kabila flew into this conquered capital Tuesday night, ending the improbable political and military odyssey he launched more than 30 years ago. Kabila arrived after dark from his southeastern military headquarters, and although the large, expectant crowds that gathered in daylight had dwindled, those still along the road cheered wildly as a heavily guarded motorcade rushed him to the residence of the former prime minister.
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October 25, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Violent protests against President Mobutu Sese Seko erupted as troops battled crowds of demonstrators protesting the president's refusal to reappoint a leading opposition figure as prime minister. Several injuries, but no deaths, were confirmed in the capital, Kinshasa. Furious crowds threw up roadblocks and burned buses and cars. Mobutu refused to reappoint opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi as prime minister and instead named 57-year-old Bernardin Mungul-Diaka.
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April 4, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Just a day after becoming Zairian prime minister, Etienne Tshisekedi announced that he was annulling the constitution, dissolving the Parliament and offering six Cabinet seats to the rebels. The rebels rejected the offer of Cabinet posts, saying that to accept them would be inconsistent with their goal of deposing President Mobutu Sese Seko. And some politicians questioned Tshisekedi's authority to make the other changes.
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February 6, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Mobutu Sese Seko fired reformist Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi for the second time, blaming him for riots that killed at least 80 people in Zaire. Mobutu said he would ask the transitional Parliament of the huge Central African country to propose a fresh premier, charging that Tshisekedi had not fulfilled his mandate to form a new, broad-based Cabinet.
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April 3, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
President Mobutu Sese Seko formally approved the appointment of archrival Etienne Tshisekedi as prime minister. State radio announced the appointment as the United Nations refugee agency started repatriating 3,000 Rwandan Hutus from Zaire, and a U.N. investigator, after a three-day probe, accused rebels of massacring Hutus last year. Lawmakers had nominated Tshisekedi to head the government and steer Zaire through negotiations with rebel chief Laurent Kabila.
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October 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A fresh explosion of looting has swept Lubumbashi, Zaire's major copper-mining town, witnesses arriving in the capital of Kinshasa reported. "They looted everything, all night," one said. "They've stripped the face of the town." The Central African country remained locked in a power struggle between President Mobutu Sese Seko and opposition Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi, whom Mobutu has tried to fire.
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April 7, 1993 | Reuters
Paramilitary police sealed off a conference hall Tuesday and prevented a meeting of Zaire's transitional Parliament in a fresh strong-arm gesture against the opposition-dominated legislature. Police blocked all access to the People's Palace, a cavernous building in a quiet corner of Kinshasa where the Parliament, the High Council of the Republic, holds its plenary meetings.
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October 1, 1991 | Reuters
Opposition figure Etienne Tshisekedi became prime minister in a new crisis government Monday in the wake of an orgy of army-led looting that killed at least 117 people. But his appointment left open the question of how power would be shared between authoritarian President Mobutu Sese Seko and an opposition that has demanded the end of his 26-year rule.
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February 7, 1993 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi said Saturday that President Mobutu Sese Seko had no legal right to fire him and he would not leave office. In a televised speech Friday night, Mobutu blamed Tshisekedi for riots in which at least 80 people were killed and said he would ask the transitional Parliament to name a new premier. Tshisekedi, chosen last August by the pro-democracy forum, said an interim constitution approved by the conference took away Mobutu's power to hire and fire prime ministers.
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April 3, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
President Mobutu Sese Seko formally approved the appointment of archrival Etienne Tshisekedi as prime minister. State radio announced the appointment as the United Nations refugee agency started repatriating 3,000 Rwandan Hutus from Zaire, and a U.N. investigator, after a three-day probe, accused rebels of massacring Hutus last year. Lawmakers had nominated Tshisekedi to head the government and steer Zaire through negotiations with rebel chief Laurent Kabila.
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April 7, 1993 | Reuters
Paramilitary police sealed off a conference hall Tuesday and prevented a meeting of Zaire's transitional Parliament in a fresh strong-arm gesture against the opposition-dominated legislature. Police blocked all access to the People's Palace, a cavernous building in a quiet corner of Kinshasa where the Parliament, the High Council of the Republic, holds its plenary meetings.
NEWS
February 7, 1993 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi said Saturday that President Mobutu Sese Seko had no legal right to fire him and he would not leave office. In a televised speech Friday night, Mobutu blamed Tshisekedi for riots in which at least 80 people were killed and said he would ask the transitional Parliament to name a new premier. Tshisekedi, chosen last August by the pro-democracy forum, said an interim constitution approved by the conference took away Mobutu's power to hire and fire prime ministers.
NEWS
February 6, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Mobutu Sese Seko fired reformist Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi for the second time, blaming him for riots that killed at least 80 people in Zaire. Mobutu said he would ask the transitional Parliament of the huge Central African country to propose a fresh premier, charging that Tshisekedi had not fulfilled his mandate to form a new, broad-based Cabinet.
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February 4, 1993 | Times Wire Services
The United States, France and Belgium demanded Wednesday that President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire transfer power to his rival, Etienne Tshisekedi. The three powers announced their stand in a joint communique issued by Belgium's Foreign Ministry. Foreign Minister Willy Claes said Mobutu "has the blood of more than 300 people on his hands." That number died in rioting that began last week in the capital of Kinshasa. Some Mobutu opponents in Zaire said at least 1,000 people have died.
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October 26, 1991 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
France and Belgium on Friday urged their citizens to flee Zaire as the political situation appeared to be disintegrating in Black Africa's largest state. European diplomats blamed President Mobutu Sese Seko, Zaire's ruler for the last 26 years, for the latest crisis, which spawned rioting in the capital, Kinshasa, and the mining city of Lubumbashi.
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February 4, 1993 | Times Wire Services
The United States, France and Belgium demanded Wednesday that President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire transfer power to his rival, Etienne Tshisekedi. The three powers announced their stand in a joint communique issued by Belgium's Foreign Ministry. Foreign Minister Willy Claes said Mobutu "has the blood of more than 300 people on his hands." That number died in rioting that began last week in the capital of Kinshasa. Some Mobutu opponents in Zaire said at least 1,000 people have died.
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September 30, 1991 | From Reuters
President Mobutu Sese Seko and opposition parties broke a stalemate Sunday on selection of a crisis government and agreed that opposition member Etienne Tshisekedi will form it. The decision marked the first time that Mobutu, who has ruled the vast Central African country since 1965, has agreed to give up any power. Zaire has been torn in recent weeks by rioting and other unrest.
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October 25, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Violent protests against President Mobutu Sese Seko erupted as troops battled crowds of demonstrators protesting the president's refusal to reappoint a leading opposition figure as prime minister. Several injuries, but no deaths, were confirmed in the capital, Kinshasa. Furious crowds threw up roadblocks and burned buses and cars. Mobutu refused to reappoint opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi as prime minister and instead named 57-year-old Bernardin Mungul-Diaka.
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October 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A fresh explosion of looting has swept Lubumbashi, Zaire's major copper-mining town, witnesses arriving in the capital of Kinshasa reported. "They looted everything, all night," one said. "They've stripped the face of the town." The Central African country remained locked in a power struggle between President Mobutu Sese Seko and opposition Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi, whom Mobutu has tried to fire.
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