Congo opposition leader Bemba expected back home in July

The former rebel leader and vice-president, left DRC in 2007 and spent the last 10 years in prison in The Hague

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo: Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, whose war crimes convictions were quashed last month, is expected to return to Congo next month for a party congress to select a candidate for December’s presidential vote, a party spokesman said on Friday.


Bemba, a former rebel leader and vice president, left Democratic Republic of Congo in 2007 and spent the last 10 years in prison in The Hague. He is currently free in Belgium pending a hearing on a separate conviction for witness tampering.

— Reuters

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