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Jean-Pierre Bemba

Date of Birth: 4 November 1962


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A day of portents

Pierre Lumbi a prominent member of the Lamuka coalition backed by Fayulu Moïse Katumbi and Jean-Pierre Bemba said on television that Tshisekedi was 'mocking' the Congolese people...


The Twelve Fixes of Christmas

All seemed well on 12 November when seven leaders gathered in Geneva including heavyweights Jean-Pierre Bemba and Moise Katumbi who have been barred from pursuing their own presidential aspirations and announced they had united behind Martin Fayulu a courageous political fighter who was nearly killed by the police two years ago (AC Vol 59 No 23 Militias flex their muscles)...

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Militias flex their muscles

The leader of the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission (Monusco) Leila Zerrougui has endorsed the government's efforts to hold credible elections despite multiple concerns about electronic voting machines and the exclusion on dubious legal grounds of major opposition candidates notably former Katanga province governor Moïse Katumbi and former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba (AC Vol 59 No 20 Hanging on a click factor)...


Hanging on a click factor

On 19 September CENI confirmed the exclusion of several front-runners including former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba and two former prime ministers Antoine Gizenga and Adolphe Muzito...


Kabila's two-front offensive

This impression is confirmed by the exclusion of two of the most important presidential challengers Jean-Pierre Bemba and Moïse Katumbi from the poll...


One province’s perilous poll

Kasaï Central vice-governor Kabuanga Kabuanga Manix used to belong to Jean-Pierre Bemba's Mouvement de Libération du Congo (MLC) but these days heads his own party the Congrès des Alliés Pour l'Action au Congo (CAAC) which is part of the ruling Presidential Majority coalition...


Kabila names his dauphin

Jean-Pierre Bemba former Vice-President and leader of the 1998-2003 rebellion by the Mouvement pour la Libération du Congo (MLC) flew into Kinshasa on 1 August after his acquittal at the International Criminal Court and 10 years in a Dutch prison...


Slippage, not suffrage

The Rassemblement a large coalition dominated by the Union pour la démocratie et le progrès social (UDPS) Congo's oldest opposition party and the G-7 alliance which supports the presidential aspirations of the exiled former Governor of Katanga Moïse Katumbi published a statement on 7 November identical to those issued by the Union pour la nation congolaise (UNC) led by Vital Kamerhe and the Mouvement de libération du Congo (MLC) of Jean-Pierre Bemba...


Kabila thriving on chaos

'National consultations' launched in 2013 resulted in Kabila peeling off a part of Jean-Pierre Bemba's Mouvement de liberation du Congo led by Thomas Luhaka (who has served as a minister ever since) and Léon Kengo wa Dondo the President of the Senate...


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