Bemba going back to DR Congo


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

Bemba, a former rebel leader and vice president, left the country 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.