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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.
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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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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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March 15, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
President Laurent Kabila named a new government for Congo, appointing a former ally of late dictator Mobutu Sese Seko to a key Cabinet post. In the Cabinet announced on state television, former Mobutu associate and business tycoon Bemba Saolona, whose son heads a guerrilla movement fighting to topple Kabila, was named Minister for Economy and Industry. Meanwhile, rebels killed more than 100 villagers in southeastern Congo, the Italian Missionary Service News Agency reported.
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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.
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January 18, 2001 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The apparent assassination of Congolese President Laurent Kabila has created a dangerous power vacuum that could lead to an escalation of the troubled country's civil conflict as the warring sides jostle for control, analysts and diplomats said Wednesday. Any intensification of the fighting would plunge the vast Central African nation into another chaotic phase in its tumultuous history, they warned.
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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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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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October 26, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Gen. Denis Sassou-Nguesso was sworn in as president after winning through war the power he could not hold on to in peace. In Brazzaville, a crumbling capital virtually destroyed by Sassou-Nguesso's four-month battle with ousted President Pascal Lissouba, the military leader was returned to the post he first held from 1979 until 1991, when public discontent forced him out.
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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 18, 2001 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The apparent assassination of Congolese President Laurent Kabila has created a dangerous power vacuum that could lead to an escalation of the troubled country's civil conflict as the warring sides jostle for control, analysts and diplomats said Wednesday. Any intensification of the fighting would plunge the vast Central African nation into another chaotic phase in its tumultuous history, they warned.
NEWS
March 15, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
President Laurent Kabila named a new government for Congo, appointing a former ally of late dictator Mobutu Sese Seko to a key Cabinet post. In the Cabinet announced on state television, former Mobutu associate and business tycoon Bemba Saolona, whose son heads a guerrilla movement fighting to topple Kabila, was named Minister for Economy and Industry. Meanwhile, rebels killed more than 100 villagers in southeastern Congo, the Italian Missionary Service News Agency reported.
NEWS
October 26, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Gen. Denis Sassou-Nguesso was sworn in as president after winning through war the power he could not hold on to in peace. In Brazzaville, a crumbling capital virtually destroyed by Sassou-Nguesso's four-month battle with ousted President Pascal Lissouba, the military leader was returned to the post he first held from 1979 until 1991, when public discontent forced him out.
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