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Murder In Kinshaha: Who Killed Laurent Kabila? by AjanleKoko: 1:23pm On Oct 05, 2012

In the late morning of January 16, 2001, Laurent Desire Kabila, the then president of the Democratic Republic of Congo is murdered in his presidential office by a soldier-kid who had become his bodyguard.

A few minutes later, Kabila's assassin is shot to death as he attempts to escape. Later, on his dead body a letter is allegedly found signed by the military attache of the US embassy: "Should there be a problem, call this number".

Many other trails weave a thick curtain of mystery around the murder of Kabila, who had seized power in 1997 with the support of his army of child soldiers, putting an end to Mobutu Sese Seko’s dictatorial reign of several decades.

Like many political developments in this resource-rich central African former colony, the real truth behind events remains shrouded in doubt.

Over 50 alleged conspirators remain jailed in Kinshasa's Makala Prison, but even Kabila's own ministers do not believe they are guilty.

So who killed Laurent Kabila, and why?

Story on Aljazeera here. Try to watch the video documentary, quite interesting stuff.
Re: Murder In Kinshaha: Who Killed Laurent Kabila? by okeyxyz(m): 11:30am On Nov 12, 2012
What spoiled the story?

Well, why must the the letter from a US diplomat to this soldier be signed? Is the boy soldier a corporate institution that correspondents with him must be formal and duly signed, therefore rendering such letter as citable document? Must be a silly person who cooked-up this story.
Re: Murder In Kinshaha: Who Killed Laurent Kabila? by tyson55(m): 8:11pm On Nov 12, 2012
I have seen the entire program on Aljazeera about a month ago, quite interesting i must say.

I was particularly puzzled with the escape of one of the alleged accomplice of the killers of Kabila, who later surfaced in one of the Scandinavian Country.

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