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Former Democratic Republic of Congo Vice- President Jean-Pierre Bemba has arrived home in The ex -rebel leader had a war crimes conviction by the International Criminal Court overturned in June. 2006: Loses run -off election to President Joseph Kabila but gets most votes in western DR Congo
Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba cannot run to be the next president of the Democratic Republic of Congo , the country's electoral commission said. Mr Bemba, who returned to the DR Congo at the start of August after 11 years spent in exile or prison, is currently appealing against the ICC conviction.
Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba cannot run to be the next president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country's electoral commission said.
The ex-rebel leader had a war crimes conviction overturned in June.
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Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba cannot run for the Democratic Republic of Congo ’s upcoming Mr Bemba, who returned to the DR Congo at the start of August after 11 years spent in exile or Political intrigues This year’s election is meant to choose a successor to President Joseph Kabila
After more than 11 years abroad -- a decade of it behind bars -- former DR Congo warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba made a triumphant return home on Wednesday in front of tens of thousands supporters and police firing teargas, reflecting the country's high-voltage political mood. Bemba, throwing down the.
However, the commission said
This year's election is meant to choose a successor to President Joseph Kabila, whose second and final term in office ended two years ago.
The governing coalition has nominated former Interior Minister Emmanuel Ramazani
A total of 25 people put their names forward, including former prime ministers Antoine Gizenga and Adolphe Muzito - both of whom were deemed ineligible to run.
Opposition parties condemned the electoral commission's decision before it was even announced, accusing "the current regime" of trying "to suppress the electoral process".
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Former Democratic Republic of Congo Vice- President Jean-Pierre Bemba has arrived home in the capital, Kinshasa, after 11 years in exile and prison. The ex -rebel leader had a war crimes conviction by the International Criminal Court overturned in June. Crowds of his supporters in T -shirts, hats and
Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba waves to supporters of the Movement for the Liberation of the Congo as he arrives at the N'djili After more than 11 years abroad - a decade of it behind bars - former DR Congo warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba returned home on Wednesday to huge
Those excluded, including
The final list of candidates is scheduled to be published in September.
Who is Jean-Pierre Bemba?
- A well-connected businessman and the son of prominent Congolese businessman Bemba Saolona
- 1998: Helped by Uganda to form MLC rebel group in
DemocraticRepublic of Congo
- 2003: Becomes vice-president under
- 2006: Loses run-off election to President Joseph Kabila but gets most votes in western DR Congo, including Kinshasa
- 2007: Flees to Belgium after clashes in Kinshasa
- 2008: Arrested in Brussels and handed over to ICC
- 2010: Trial begins
- 2016: Found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity
- 2018: Conviction overturned on appeal
Congo rebel on trial at ICC denies involvement in atrocities .
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