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Established as a Belgian colony

1908

Joseph MOTUBU seized power and declared himself president through brutal force

1960 - 1993

the then-Republic of the Congo gained its independence

1960

fought two civil wars with countries Rwanda and Uganda - Laurent KABILA

1993 - 1996

KABILA changed the name of the country to Democratic Republic of Congo

1996

Joseph KABILA (Jr) took over

1997

Joseph KABILA was assassinated

1997

withdrawal of Rwandan forces occupying the DR Congo

1998