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POLITICS AND SOCIETY OF THE CONGO-DRC

Posted by newsgena on May 16, 2009 at 8:55 PM

CHRONOLOGICAL FACTS

History:

1885: Congo state created by Leopold II, the King of Belgium.

1960:Congo becomes independent...Kasavubu=president,Lumumba=prime minister

1964:Mobutu seizes power through a military coup and rules the country for more than 30 years.

In the 60's -Kanyarwanda war in North Kivu.

In 1964: The Mulele war in Kivu.

In 1973 the Schrame war in Kivu. Bukavu bombarded heavily.

In 1993 the war against Congolese Abahutu and Batutsi.

In 1994- massive return of Batutsi to Rwanda accross the Eastern Congo-DRC border. Most of them former Refugees in Zaire.

1996: Kabila with AFDL and Rwanda-Uganda-Burundi attack Zaire to topple Mobutu off power

In 1996 wide scale massacres and crime against humanity toward Congolese Abahutu people in Congo.

1997.Laurent Kabila becomes president 15 may 1997.

In 1997, the UN sends a team led by Mr. Roberto Garreton to investigate the alleged genocide against Abahutu people.

Kabila laurent assassinated in January 2001.

2001: His son Joseph Kabila took power. Joseph Kabila elected president in October 2006.

2007, Congolese Abahutu people targeted by all war lords rebels operating in Eastern Congo-DRC and survivals concentrated in camps for "Internally Displaced Camps". The wounds are bleeding in the DRC. How can we contribute to stop the bleeding and lastingly cure the wounds and heal the scars?

Categories: society politics, kivu crisis, population

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