Jean Pierre Bemba

Côte d’Ivoire’s ‘general of the streets’ vows peace

Today, acquitted of alleged crimes against humanity committed during the battles of 2010-11, Charles Ble Goude says he wants to help bring peace

Victims can’t rely on ICC for justice

Meant to tackle international crimes, the court has only convicted three individuals in 20 years

The road ahead for the DRC

Central Africa’s giant holds the continent’s richest mineral wealth, yet its economy remains woefully underdeveloped and its people impoverished

What DRC’s flawed election means for emerging democratic culture in Africa

Efforts to pull off democratic elections that could pass muster in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are hanging by a thread

Advantage Kabila in poll race

With little over a month to go, the Congolese opposition is in disarray

Roelf Meyer tramps on Sisulu’s toes

The minister has taken issue with a meeting of DRC leaders that excluded the ruling party

Top DRC court bans Bemba from running in upcoming elections, SA keeps mum

South Africa and the DRC have enjoyed a cordial relationship for years but things seem to be on shaky ground

Bemba’s party to appeal after ex-warlord barred from DRC vote

The DRC's election commission ruled out Bemba running on the basis that he was "convicted by the International Criminal Court" for bribing witnesses

Victims of ex-Congolese VP demand recompense

Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba was sentenced for 18 years in June 2016 on five charges of war crimes.

Jean-Pierre Bemba: From DRC vice-president to war criminal

Bemba's MLC troops helped put down an attempted coup in neighbouring CAR, in months-long campaign of horrific abuses against civilian population.

SA mum on Bemba war criminal conviction

The judgement is the first to recognise sexual violence as a weapon of war, as well as the highest profile leader.

No peace without justice

As the trial of the Congolese rebel leader gets under way, political analysts will go into overdrive about what the case means for the DRC.

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it