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apr 21, 1997 - New blood in charge

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Laurent-Désiré Kabila becomes president and re-names Zaire the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). The following year, troops from Rwanda and Uganda invade in hopes of removing Kabila from power. They are halted by Angolan, Namibian and Zimbabwean troops allied with Kabila.

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Colonization of the Congo

Date:

apr 21, 1997
Now
~ 21 years ago
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