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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.

Silence and tears as Bangui residents watch Bemba trial

A heavy silence hung in the air in a conference hall in Bangui as hundreds of people gathered to watch Jean-Pierre Bemba face a courtroom.

DRC leader goes on trial for troops’ atrocities

Former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba of the DRC goes on trial on Monday for rapes and murders allegedly committed by his troops.

War-crimes trial of DRC’s Bemba postponed

The war-crimes trial of former DRC vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba, due to have started on April 27, has been postponed to July 5.

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