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Congo-Kinshasa

Vital Kamerhe

Date of Birth: 04/03/1959
Place of Birth: Bukavu, South Kivu


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Opposition steps up fight

The Union pour la nation congolaise (UNC), led by Vital Kamerhe, who came third in the presidential poll, won six; the Union des forces du changement (UFC), led by Léon Lobitsch Kengo wa Dondo (fourth in the presidential race), got just three seats...


Kabila: from farce to tragedy

Most Supreme Court judges were appointed only weeks before the polls and few expected them to consider seriously the election petitions presented by presidential contender Vital Kamerhe...


Timeline of a troubled vote

Four unidentified armed men attacked a parliamentary candidate for Vital Kamerhe's Union pour la nation congolaise (UNC), Dieudonné Lowa Opombo, at his home in Kinshasa with knives and hammers, then dragged him to a waiting jeep...


Fraud and violence

On 29 November, the day after polling, leading candidates Léon Kengo wa Dondo, Vital Kamerhe, Antipas Mbusa Nyamwisi and Adam Bombole demanded the cancellation of the results...


Fears grow of poll delay

He claimed to be negotiating with Kengo, Vital Kamerhe of the Union pour la nation congolaise, and Jean-Pierre Bemba of the Mouvement de libération du Congo, who is on trial before the International Criminal Court in the Hague (AC Vol 52 No 19, A rocky electoral road)...


A rocky electoral road

The other presidential candidates include Vital Kamerhe, former Assembly President and Prime Minister under the late President Mobutu Sese Seko, and Léon Lobitsch Kengo wa Dondo, Senate President and another of Mobutu's Prime Ministers...


Prison politics

Kabila will hope Bemba’s candidacy, if allowed, will inconvenience more threatening candidates, such as the veteran leader of the Union pour la démocratie et le progrès social, Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba and the former National Assembly Speaker, Vital Kamerhe...


Bad fences, bad neighbours

Luanda is said to favour Vital Kamerhe, a former ally of Joseph Kabila’s and the Honorary President of the National Assembly, founder and leader of the Union pour la nation congolaise, who served under the late President Mobutu Sese Seko and Laurent Kabila...


Election express

A problem for Kabila is that the loss of Katumbi, who is also popular in relatively prosperous provinces such as Bas-Congo, which are also anxious to get their hands on that 40% of tax revenue, coincides with the defection to the opposition of Vital Kamerhe, the former parliamentary Speaker...


Split the nation

Meanwhile, in his other strongholds of North and South Kivu, his position is undermined by his falling out with Vital Kamerhe (AC Vol 50 No 7), formerly President of the National Assembly...


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