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DR Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi barred from return

Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi was refused entry into Congo via the country’s land border with Zambia on Friday when he tried to return from exile to submit his candidacy for December’s presidential election, he tweeted.Katumbi, one of the main rivals of President Joseph Kabila, left Democratic Republic of Congo in May 2016 after he was accused by the government of plotting against Kabila.The millionaire businessman and former governor of the copper-mining Katanga region was sentenced to three years in prison the next month for real estate fraud. Katumbi denies the charges and says they are aimed at preventing him from contesting the election on December 23.

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