2011 Democratic Republic of the Congo coup d'état attempt

The 2011 Democratic Republic of the Congo coup d'état attempt was an alleged coup attempt against President Joseph Kabila on February 27, 2011.

On February 27, 2011, between 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm, two groups of about one hundred people dressed in civilian clothes attacked the presidential residence in Gombe.

The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo was not there at the time and was seen on the Boulevard du 30 Juin.

Six people died after being stopped by soldiers at a roadblock near the Kinshasa Presidential Palace.[1] According to some other sources, seven attackers were killed, as well as two palace guards.[2] Subsequent news reports indicated that 19 people died, consisting of 11 attackers and eight members of security forces.[3]


  1. Six dead in failed coup attempt - DR Congo Reuters, February 27, 2011
  2. Pokušaj puča u DR Kongu RTL Televizija, February 27, 2011
  3. DR Congo Joseph Kabila 'coup bid': Mass arrests BBC News, March 8, 2011

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