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January 20, 2001 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joseph Kabila will soon be sworn in as president of Congo and is expected to reaffirm the political agenda of his assassinated father, an official said Friday. Communications Minister Dominique Sakombi said the younger Kabila had been named the country's interim leader while his father, Laurent, was alive but would now be permanently installed. "We are entering a period of continuity, not a transitional period, both for the army and government," Sakombi said in an interview.
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December 9, 2011 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
  After a tense wait, the official election commission announced Friday that incumbent Joseph Kabila had been elected for another five-year term as the Democratic Republic of Congo's president, a result many fear will trigger violent protest. Despite obvious flaws in the Nov. 28 vote and ensuing counting process, election observers and diplomats have taken a low-key approach for fear of unleashing an internal conflict. The country still is fragile after a five-year civil war that ended officially in 2003 and killed millions.
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November 28, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The Supreme Court upheld Congolese President Joseph Kabila's victory in landmark elections, ruling that the runner-up's charges of widespread fraud were unfounded. Kabila won the Oct. 29 runoff in the Democratic Republic of Congo with 58% of the votes, compared with about 42% for former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, the court confirmed.
WORLD
November 28, 2011 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
In the Democratic Republic of Congo's second stab at democracy since the end of a ruinous civil war, President Joseph Kabila is likely to cling to power. But Monday's election is already so flawed that the result will probably be contested, and the odds of violence or even a return to war are high, analysts and human rights activists warn. After the last poll in 2006, security forces killed hundreds of opposition protesters in the capital, Kinshasa. And that was when Kabila was still popular.
NEWS
April 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Asserting his independence, Congolese President Joseph Kabila named a new Cabinet that excludes key members of his slain father's government, state TV reported. The interior, education and information ministers--all close allies of the late President Laurent Kabila--were dismissed from the young leader's 25-member Cabinet. Five others retained their posts. Kabila's abrupt dismissal last week of his father's Cabinet raised hopes for a new start in this central African country.
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January 21, 2001 | Associated Press
The body of slain Congolese President Laurent Kabila was returned Saturday to the town that was once his power base, where family and comrades mourned ahead of a state funeral in the capital, Kinshasa. Kabila's son, Joseph, quickly installed by the government as the new president, did not attend the ceremony in Lubumbashi. He remained in Kinshasa, where the body will be flown today to lie in state before a funeral Tuesday.
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January 22, 2001 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was no ambush when a trusted bodyguard, in military uniform, entered the "White House" reception room in the presidential palace here Tuesday and shot President Laurent Kabila at point-blank range.
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January 27, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Joseph Kabila was sworn in to succeed his slain father as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday and immediately promised that he will work to revive a peace deal to end civil war in his country. "We are going to, in accordance and in consultation with our allies, examine ways to relaunch the Lusaka accords.
NEWS
January 24, 2001 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost four years after his successful bush war toppled a much-hated dictator and propelled him to power, Congolese President Laurent Kabila was laid to rest Tuesday as authorities promised a full inquiry into his assassination. Thousands of mourners massed outside People's Palace, where Kabila had been lying in state in recent days, while a succession of foreign delegations bearing floral wreaths arrived to pay last respects.
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February 3, 2001 | EVELYN LEOPOLD, REUTERS
Congo's President Joseph Kabila told the United Nations on Friday he was willing to begin a dialogue with his military and political enemies and urged them to reciprocate "without reservations." "We want to bring together all the Congolese while at the same time respecting differences among them," Kabila said, referring to military and civilian opponents. Addressing the U.N.
WORLD
January 21, 2009 | Edmund Sanders
Hundreds of Rwandan troops crossed into Congo early Tuesday as part of a joint military operation to crack down on rebel militias that have been destabilizing the Central African giant for more than a decade. It is the second time in a month that Congolese President Joseph Kabila has made a controversial decision to invite foreign troops onto his nation's soil to help restore security in eastern Congo.
WORLD
November 28, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The Supreme Court upheld Congolese President Joseph Kabila's victory in landmark elections, ruling that the runner-up's charges of widespread fraud were unfounded. Kabila won the Oct. 29 runoff in the Democratic Republic of Congo with 58% of the votes, compared with about 42% for former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, the court confirmed.
WORLD
October 29, 2006 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
Anxious Congolese returned to the polls this morning to complete the first democratic presidential election in more than 40 years. But fears of renewed violence in this Central African giant largely overshadowed the hope and optimism many had expressed during the first round of voting.
NEWS
April 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Asserting his independence, Congolese President Joseph Kabila named a new Cabinet that excludes key members of his slain father's government, state TV reported. The interior, education and information ministers--all close allies of the late President Laurent Kabila--were dismissed from the young leader's 25-member Cabinet. Five others retained their posts. Kabila's abrupt dismissal last week of his father's Cabinet raised hopes for a new start in this central African country.
NEWS
February 3, 2001 | EVELYN LEOPOLD, REUTERS
Congo's President Joseph Kabila told the United Nations on Friday he was willing to begin a dialogue with his military and political enemies and urged them to reciprocate "without reservations." "We want to bring together all the Congolese while at the same time respecting differences among them," Kabila said, referring to military and civilian opponents. Addressing the U.N.
NEWS
February 2, 2001 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, who has pledged to make Africa a higher U.S. priority, met Thursday with Congo's new president to explore the prospect of ending that country's complex, many-sided war. Powell discussed the deteriorating situation in Congo with President Joseph Kabila, who last month succeeded his assassinated father, onetime guerrilla chieftain Laurent Kabila. The session followed a similar discussion Wednesday between Powell and Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
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February 2, 2001 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, who has pledged to make Africa a higher U.S. priority, met Thursday with Congo's new president to explore the prospect of ending that country's complex, many-sided war. Powell discussed the deteriorating situation in Congo with President Joseph Kabila, who last month succeeded his assassinated father, onetime guerrilla chieftain Laurent Kabila. The session followed a similar discussion Wednesday between Powell and Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
WORLD
October 29, 2006 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
Anxious Congolese returned to the polls this morning to complete the first democratic presidential election in more than 40 years. But fears of renewed violence in this Central African giant largely overshadowed the hope and optimism many had expressed during the first round of voting.
NEWS
January 27, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Joseph Kabila was sworn in to succeed his slain father as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday and immediately promised that he will work to revive a peace deal to end civil war in his country. "We are going to, in accordance and in consultation with our allies, examine ways to relaunch the Lusaka accords.
NEWS
January 24, 2001 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost four years after his successful bush war toppled a much-hated dictator and propelled him to power, Congolese President Laurent Kabila was laid to rest Tuesday as authorities promised a full inquiry into his assassination. Thousands of mourners massed outside People's Palace, where Kabila had been lying in state in recent days, while a succession of foreign delegations bearing floral wreaths arrived to pay last respects.
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