Laurent Nkunda

Politician, Military Person

1967 –

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Who is Laurent Nkunda?

Laurent Nkunda is a former General in the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo and is the former warlord operating in the province of Nord-Kivu, sympathetic to Congolese Tutsis and the Tutsi-dominated government of neighbouring Rwanda. Nkunda, who is himself a Congolese Tutsi, commanded the former DRC troops of the 81st and 83rd Brigades of the DRC Army. He speaks English, French, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Lingala and Kinande. On January 22, 2009, he was put under house arrest in Gisenyi when he was called for a meeting to plan a joint operation between the Congolese and Rwandan militaries.

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Born
Feb 2, 1967
Nord-Kivu
Also known as
  • Laurent Nkunda Batware
  • Laurent Nkundabatware
Nationality
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
Profession
Education
  • University of Kisangani
Lived in
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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