Congo opposition leader Bemba files presidential candidacy

Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba accompanied by his wife Lillian Teixeirahas has his biometrics registered as he files his candidacy for the presidential election, at the Congo's electoral commission (CENI) head offices at the Gombe Municipality in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba filed his candidacy on Thursday for December’s presidential election, cementing an unlikely comeback after a decade in prison for war crimes. Bemba returned to Congo on Wednesday to a hero’s welcome from tens of thousands of his supporters who lined the streets of the […]

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