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Jean-Pierre Bemba

Date of Birth: 4 November 1962


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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...


A gathering storm

La Dynamique is a separate coalition of opposition parties, of which Vital Kamerhe's Union pour la nation congolaise (UNC) and Jean-Pierre Bemba's Mouvement de libération du Congo (MLC) are the biggest...


Talking longer term

Other important parties, such as Vital Kamerhe's Union pour la nation congolaise and the Mouvement de libération du Congo of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, whose trial at the International Criminal Court opens in September, as well as many grass-root UDPS members, oppose any coalition with Kabila that extends his tenure...


Hell no, he won’t go

Coopting and confrontingThe opposition Mouvement de libération du Congo whose leader, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, awaits the verdict in his trial for war crimes before the International Criminal Court, is also in crisis...


Kabila defiant on third term

Thomas Luhaka, long-time Secretary General of the Mouvement pour la libération du Congo (MLC, led by Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, who is on trial for war crimes at the International Criminal Court at the Hague) spoke for many Congolese when he said that Kabila and Malu Malu were playing for time, hoping to organise a new census, which would postpone the presidential poll until after November 2016...


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