December 4, 2005 -- US intercepted communications of Congolese President Kabila during 1998 Rwandan-Ugandan invasion of Congo. According to intelligence sources, in 1998, when Rwanda and Uganda launched a U.S.-backed invasion of Congo, the supersecret joint NSA-CIA Special Collection Service (F6) was actively monitoring the communications of Congolese President Laurent Kabila. Of particular interest were Kabila's conversations in Swahili, a language he learned while living in exile in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania during the long reign of Congolese dictator Joseph Mobutu (Mobutu Sese Seko).
Although the U.S. helped put Kabila into power after an invasion carried out by Uganda and Rwanda in 1996-97, Washington soon broke with the leader after he demonstrated a more nationalistic stance, something that did not sit well with international diamond and gold cartels wishing to plunder Congo's vast resources. Kabila was assassinated in Kinshasa on January 16, 2001, four days before George W. Bush was inaugurated. Kabila was replaced by his son, Joseph who continues to lead a fractured nation where multinational diamond and gold interests continue to plunder the nation dry.