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DR Congo: The Bemba Earthquake

The ICC’s acquittal of Jean-Pierre Bemba comes at a critical point in DR Congo elections. President Kabila and his opponents will have to recalibrate strategies ahead of Bemba’s likely return.

  • ICG

Outside powers should keep pressing Kabila to stand down and allow opposition candidates to…

  • What’s new?

On 8 June Jean-Pierre Bemba, a charismatic Congolese leader and fierce rival of President Joseph Kabila, was acquitted by the International Criminal Court’s appeals chamber of a 2016 war crimes conviction.

Rexe 2bHis likely re-entry into Congolese politics will shake up the campaign ahead of elections slated for…

  • Why does it matter?

Bemba has the profile to contest the…

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