Will Jean-Pierre Bemba become the D.R Congo's next president after his ICC release? +++ South Sudans army tells DW the UNAIDS accusations that 5 percent of its soldiers is HIV positive is "not true".
Jean Pierre-Bemba, who was acquitted of war crimes a week ago, has arrived in Belgium following his release from ICC detention. He still awaits sentencing in a secondary trial for bribing witnesses.
The acquittal of alleged warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba is incomprehensible. It could even be the spark that ignites a new wave of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, says Dirke Köpp.
The International Criminal Court has acquitted the ex-vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo Jean-Pierre Bemba. He was sentenced to 18 years in 2016 for atrocities committed in the Central African Republic.
The court ruling has critics pondering the future of the ICC and how, if at all, military leaders can be held to account. The timing is sure to throw a wrench into Congo's presidential election, due in December.
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