inner circle

DRC: Who’s who in Deputy Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Bemba’s network

By Jeune Afrique

Premium badge Reserved for subscribers

Posted on May 30, 2023 15:26


Appointed deputy prime minister in charge of defence five years after his acquittal at the ICC, the former Congolese warlord can now count on a solid group of followers, complete with allies both within his party and the armed forces.

Alongside Vital Kamerhe, to whom the country’s economic portfolio is under, or Peter Kazadi, the new deputy prime minister of interior, Jean-Pierre Bemba (JPB) is undeniably one of the main stars of the latest reshuffle. He gradually warmed up to Félix Tshisekedi after joining the Sacred Union at the end of 2020.

There's more to this story

Get unlimited access to our exclusive journalism and features today. Our award-winning team of correspondents and editors report from over 54 African countries, from Cape Town to Cairo, from Abidjan to Abuja to Addis Ababa. Africa. Unlocked.

Subscribe Now

cancel anytime