The First Congo WAr (1996–1997) was a foreign invasion of Zaire led by Rwanda that replaced dictator Mobutu Sésé Seko with the rebel leader Laurent-Désiré Kabila. Destabilization in eastern Zaire resulting from the Rwandan Genocide was the final factor that caused numerous internal and external factors to align against the corrupt and inept government in the capital, Kinshasa.The new government renamed the country to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but it brought little true change.

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  • The First Congo WAr (1996–1997) was a foreign invasion of Zaire led by Rwanda that replaced dictator Mobutu Sésé Seko with the rebel leader Laurent-Désiré Kabila. Destabilization in eastern Zaire resulting from the Rwandan Genocide was the final factor that caused numerous internal and external factors to align against the corrupt and inept government in the capital, Kinshasa.The new government renamed the country to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but it brought little true change. Kabila alienated his Rwandan and Ugandan allies. To avert a coup, Kabila expelled all Rwandan and Ugandan forces from the Congo. This event was a major cause of the Second Congo War the following year. Some experts prefer to view the two conflicts as one war. (en)
  • The First Congo War (1996–1997) was a foreign invasion of Zaire led by Rwanda that replaced President Mobutu Sésé Seko with the rebel leader Laurent-Désiré Kabila. Destabilization in eastern Zaire resulting from the Rwandan genocide was the final factor that caused numerous internal and external factors to align against the corrupt and inept government in the capital, Kinshasa.The new government renamed the country Democratic Republic of the Congo, but it brought little true change. Kabila alienated his Rwandan and Ugandan allies. To avert a coup, Kabila expelled all Rwandan and Ugandan forces from the Congo. This event was a major cause of the Second Congo War the following year. Some experts prefer to view the two conflicts as one war. (en)
dbo:causalties
  • 10,000–15,000 killed
  • thousands surrender
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  • Supported by:
  • UNITA
  • CNDD-FDD
  • SPLA
  • AFDL
  • ALiR
  • Interahamwe
  • ADF
  • Mai-Mai
  • Allied militias:
  • *White Legion
  • *FAZ
  • Ex-FAR/ALiR
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dbo:date
  • 1996-10-24 (xsd:date)
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dbo:place
dbo:result
  • *Beginning of theSecond Congo War
  • *Installation ofLaurent-Désiré KabilaasPresident
  • *Overthrow of theMobutu regime
  • *Zairerenamed theDemocratic Republic of the Congo
  • Decisive AFDL victory
dbo:strength
  • AFDL: 57,000
  • Interahamwe: 40,000 – 100,000 total
  • Rwanda: 3,500
  • UNITA:1,000
  • Zaire: 50,000 – 60,000
  • Eritrea: 1 battalion
  • Zaire:50,000
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  • 2018-04-30 05:51:36Z (xsd:date)
  • 2019-03-30 10:12:08Z (xsd:date)
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dbp:caption
  • Map showing the AFDL offensive (en)
dbp:casualties
  • 3000 (xsd:integer)
  • 10000 (xsd:integer)
  • 222000 (xsd:integer)
  • 250000 (xsd:integer)
  • thousands surrender (en)
dbp:combatant
  • Supported by: (en)
  • UNITA (en)
  • AFDL (en)
  • Interahamwe (en)
  • CNDD-FDD (en)
  • ALiR (en)
  • SPLA (en)
  • Allied militias: (en)
  • *White Legion UNITA (en)
  • ---- Mai-Mai (en)
  • *FAZ *White Legion (en)
  • Ex-FAR/ALiR (en)
  • ADF ---- Mai-Mai (en)
dbp:commander
  • Omar al-Bashir (en)
  • Mobutu Sese Seko (en)
  • Laurent-Désiré Kabila (en)
  • Jonas Savimbi (en)
  • Yoweri Museveni (en)
  • José Eduardo dos Santos (en)
  • Paul Kagame (en)
  • Pierre Buyoya (en)
  • James Kabarebe (en)
  • Paul Rwarakabidje (en)
  • Robert Kajuga (en)
  • Tharcisse Renzaho (en)
  • Paul Rwarakabije (en)
  • André Kisase Ngandu (en)
  • Christian Tavernier (en)
  • Donatien Mahele Lieko Bokungu (en)
dbp:conflict
  • First Congo War (en)
dbp:date
  • --10-24
  • (en)
dbp:partof
  • the Democratic Republic of the Congo conflicts and the aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide (en)
  • the aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide (en)
  • the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide; and the spillover of the Burundian Civil War and Second Sudanese Civil War (en)
dbp:place
  • dbr:Zaire
  • Zaire, with spillovers into Uganda and Sudan (en)
dbp:result
  • Decisive AFDL victory *Overthrow of the Mobutu regime *Zaire renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo *Installation of Laurent-Désiré Kabila as President *Beginning of the Second Congo War (en)
dbp:strength
  • AFDL: 57,000 (en)
  • Interahamwe: 40,000 – 100,000 total (en)
  • Rwanda: 3,500 (en)
  • UNITA: 1,000 (en)
  • Zaire: 50,000 – 60,000 (en)
  • Zaire: 50,000 (en)
  • Eritrea: 1 battalion (en)
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  • The First Congo WAr (1996–1997) was a foreign invasion of Zaire led by Rwanda that replaced dictator Mobutu Sésé Seko with the rebel leader Laurent-Désiré Kabila. Destabilization in eastern Zaire resulting from the Rwandan Genocide was the final factor that caused numerous internal and external factors to align against the corrupt and inept government in the capital, Kinshasa.The new government renamed the country to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but it brought little true change. (en)
  • The First Congo War (1996–1997) was a foreign invasion of Zaire led by Rwanda that replaced President Mobutu Sésé Seko with the rebel leader Laurent-Désiré Kabila. Destabilization in eastern Zaire resulting from the Rwandan genocide was the final factor that caused numerous internal and external factors to align against the corrupt and inept government in the capital, Kinshasa.The new government renamed the country Democratic Republic of the Congo, but it brought little true change. (en)
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