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Jean-Pierre Bemba

Date of Birth: 4 November 1962


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Horse-trading risks poll delay

Tshisekedi has secured one part of his flank by winning over heavyweight politician and former vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba who came home after being acquitted by the International Criminal Court in the Hague of war crimes...


Coalition’s sky-high ambitions

Among the vice-presidents were Jean-Pierre Bemba leader of the Uganda-backed Mouvement de Libération du Congo (MLC) and Azarias Ruberwa Manywa of the Rassemblement Congolais pour la Démocratie-Goma supported by Rwanda...

Four of them hold vice-prime minister positions: President Félix Tshisekedi's Union pour la Démocratie et le Progrès Social (UDPS); the Ensemble party of Moïse Katumbi governor of the mining hub of Katanga for eight years; ex-rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba's Mouvement de Libération du Congo (MLC); and former President Joseph Kabila's Parti du Peuple pour la Reconstruction et la Démocratie (PPRD)...


Félix tips the scales

Union pour la Démocratie et le Progrès Social (UDPS) interim president Jean-Marc Kabund has alleged that Jean-Pierre Bemba and Moïse Katumbi two veteran opposition leaders who have recently joined the USN after much hesitation had demanded the posts of prime minister and National Assembly president respectively and that in doing so they were trying to destroy the USN (AC Vol 61 No 5 Clash of the kings)...


Tshisekedi’s moment of truth

The consultations at the Palais de la Nation in Kinshasa's Gombe commune did attract some heavy-hitters – notably ex-Katanga governor Moïse Katumbi and ex-Vice-President and former International Criminal Court detainee Jean-Pierre Bemba...


Stepping back from the brink

The Lamuka coalition led by Fayulu and the former Vice-President and warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba along with former Katanga governor Moïse Katumbi might want to team up with Tshisekedi despite their anger at his betrayal of their electoral pact in 2018...


Tshisekedi tries his luck

The wealthy former governor of Katanga supported Tshisekedi during much of his exile but ended up backing Fayulu along with Jean-Pierre Bemba a former vice-president and rebel leader...


Missing you already

Addressing students in Kinshasa on 6 June Fayulu said he would be at the airport to welcome back Jean-Pierre Bemba who is currently scheduled to return for his own grand tour on 23 June...


Kabila corners Tshisekedi

The deal with Tsishekedi outflanked Fayulu and his backers whom Kabila greatly feared Moïse Katumbi Jean-Pierre Bemba and Mbusa Nyamwisi...


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...


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