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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.
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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.
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October 11, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For former Congolese Foreign Minister Bizima Karaha, President Laurent Kabila was both a political messiah and a respected father figure. It didn't matter that Karaha and many other Congolese believe that decades ago, when Karaha was just a baby, Kabila's forces killed Karaha's real father, a prominent local leader.
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October 11, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For former Congolese Foreign Minister Bizima Karaha, President Laurent Kabila was both a political messiah and a respected father figure. It didn't matter that Karaha and many other Congolese believe that decades ago, when Karaha was just a baby, Kabila's forces killed Karaha's real father, a prominent local leader.
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