Congo Opposition Figure Warns of 'Chaos' If Vote Is Rigged

A top Congo opposition figure who is barred from December's presidential election is warning that "chaos" will follow if the vote is not transparent and fair. Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba spoke to The Associated Press days before his sentencing at the International Criminal Court after being convicted of interfering with witnesses. Congo's electoral commission rejected him as a candidate in the December 23 election, calling the witness interference synonymous with corruption. Bemba accuses both the commission and the Constitutional Court, which last week upheld the decision, of being...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Tuesday, 11 September

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