DRC: Bemba's return raises hope for change ahead of election | DR Congo News | Al Jazeera

DRC: Bemba's return raises hope for change ahead of election

After spending more than a decade in prison in The Hague, Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba is expected to arrive back in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday.

by

    Former Congolese vice president and rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba returns to the DRC on Wednesday, after his International Criminal Court conviction was overturned in May.

    Bemba has declared he wants to run for president, shaking up Congolese politics ahead of a long-delayed election and instilling hope in his supporters, even before he actually returns.

    Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from the capital Kinshasa.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.