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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 03:47 AM
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2. Not looking good.
Edited on Mon Dec-05-11 03:51 AM by ellisonz
Kabila:

Following high school, Joseph Kabila followed a military curriculum in Tanzania, then at Makerere University in Uganda. In October 1996, Laurent-Dsir Kabila launched the campaign in Zaire to oust the Mobutu regime. Joseph became the commander of the infamous army of "kadogos" (child soldiers) and played a key role in major battles on the road to Kinshasa. The liberation army received logistical and military support from regional armies from Rwanda, Uganda, Angola and Zimbabwe. Following the AFDL's victory, and Laurent-Dsir Kabila's rise to the presidency, Joseph Kabila went on to get further training at the PLA National Defense University, in Beijing, China.

When he returned from China, Kabila was awarded the rank of Major-General, and appointed Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 1998. He was later, in 2000, appointed Chief of Staff of the Land Forces, a position he held until the elder President Kabila's assassination in January 2001.<1> As chief of staff, he was one of the main military leaders in charge of Government troops during the time of the Second Congo War (19982003).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Kabila
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