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Exiled Congo opposition leader Katumbi to return home for presidential bid

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 2, 2018 14:53

Exiled Congo opposition leader Katumbi to return home for presidential bid

Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi plans to return home after two years in exile to submit his candidacy for December’s presidential election. But both Katumbi and another prominent opposition politician, Jean-Pierre Bemba, could be barred from contesting the election, potentially easing the way for sitting President Joseph Kabila or his chosen successor. Katumbi, a millionaire businessman and former governor of the copper-mining Katanga region, left Democratic Republic of Congo in May 2016, accused by the government of plotting against Kabila.He was sentenced to three years in prison the following month for real estate fraud.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 2, 2018 14:53

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