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Jean-Pierre Bemba

Date of Birth: 4 November 1962


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A storm in the fish ponds

In 2000-03 Dongo was part of the territory controlled by the MLC under Jean-Pierre Bemba, who went off to become Vice-President in Kinshasa, leaving many of his fighters at loose ends...


Many rivers to cross

Bitter memories persist of Patassé's decade in office: mutinies, economic mismanagement - and the disastrous military alliance with Jean-Pierre Bemba, leader of the Mouvement de Libération du Congo and ex-Vice-President of neighbouring Congo-Kinshasa...


Throwing out the neighbours

Angolan instructors trained the nucleus of his army and gendarmerie and (diplomats say) helped to suppress Jean-Pierre Bemba's uprising in March 2007...


Sweet freedom

Congolese former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo could soon be freed by the International Criminal Court...


An offshore imbroglio

In 2007, Angolan troops helped Kabila's Republican Guard in its fight with Jean-Pierre Bemba's militia, so Kabila owes Angola a debt...


The man who says no

UN soldiers are often reluctant to start a fight and have several times (in Rutshuru, and even in Kinshasa when Jean-Pierre Bemba's men confronted Kabila's Republican Guard) stood aside...


Prime Minister departs

Joseph Kabila's rival, Jean-Pierre Bemba, is in The Hague, awaiting trial by the International Criminal Court; the Secretary General of his Mouvement de Libération du Congo (MLC), François Mwamba, rightly described Gizenga's departure as an 'admission of failure'...

Melmot points out that, instead of giving priority to restructuring and reform of the security services, the government first sent its troops in March 2007 to wipe out Jean-Pierre Bemba's militia, then in September-December to fight Nkunda in North Kivu...


Bemba under arrest

At least a couple of months must pass before Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo can be transferred from Belgium, where he was arrested on 24 May, to prison in the Netherlands...


Father and son

Michel Senior’s visit to Kinshasa last July was very stormy: it followed his unsuccessful attempts to negotiate the return to Kinshasa of Kabila’s main opponent, the leader of the Mouvement de Libération du Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, whom Michel had earlier met in Portugal...


A slow road to travel

Opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, whose own democratic credentials are minimal, fled to Portugal last April after his militia clashed with Kabila’s Presidential Guard in Kinshasa...


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