Laurent-Désiré Kabila

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Laurent-Désiré Kabila (November 27, 1927 – January 16, 2001), or simply Laurent Kabila (US: audio speaker iconpronunciation ), was a Congolese revolutionary and politician. He was the third President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from May 17, 1997, when he overthrew Mobutu Sese Seko. He was assassinated by one of his bodyguards on January 16, 2001, aged 73.[1] He was replaced as president eight days later by his son Joseph.

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  1. "IRIN – In Depth Reports". IRIN. Archived from the original on November 20, 2015. Retrieved May 25, 2016.