Congo’s acquitted ex-VP to run in presidential election 13th July 2018 By: NEWS AGENCIES 0 KINSHASA, Congo (AP) – Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba has been declared an opposition party candidate for the December presidential election after recently being acquitted of war crimes charges in an appeal to the International Criminal Court. Bemba accepted the candidacy from his Movement for the Liberation of Congo party Friday by telephone from Brussels, where he was released days after the ICC overturned his 18-year sentence. He is awaiting his diplomatic passport so he can return to Congo. He encouraged his party to make him the candidate for a coalition of opposition parties. Bemba had been found guilty in 2016 as a military commander of committing crimes against humanity and war crimes with a campaign of murder, rape and pillage by his MLC troops in Central African Republic in 2002 and 2003. Previous post Acrimony, insults and a Congress endlessly split over… Next post Accused Silk Road administrator extradited to U.S. from… NEWS AGENCIES This is NEWSTAGE desk... News published by this account are official and directly from the news room of News Agencies. All rights reserved. Material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. For supports, ads, or you want your publications published. contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.