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DRC rejects former warlord Bemba’s presidential bid

By Reuters
25 Aug 2018   |   5:00 pm   |   1m 41s
The election commission of Democratic Republic of Congo has excluded opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba from the list of approved candidates for December's presidential election. Bemba had spent a decade in prison in The Hague for war crimes, had been seen as one of the frontrunners in the race to succeed incumbent Joseph Kabila.


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