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Why did Laurent-Désiré Kabila start the Second Congo War?

Why did Laurent-Désiré Kabila start the Second Congo War?

During the Second Congo War, numerous Rwandan sources report that Laurent-Désiré Kabila commenced the Second Congo War. In contrast, other sources and Human rights activists stated Rwanda and Uganda backed Laurent-Désiré Kabila to invade Congo so that they can access the natural resources of Congo. My question is whether Laurent-Désiré Kabila began the Second Congo War, or was it a plan by Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni?