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Bemba: from wealthy DR Congo VP to war criminal

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Jean-Pierre Bemba, the ex Congolese vice-president handed an 18-year-jail term Tuesday for “cruel” rapes and murders in neighbouring Central African Republic, was once a towering figure in business and politics. Bemba, a once feared warlord now aged 55, was sentenced after being found guilty …

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It is 18 years in jail for Bemba

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Judges at the International Criminal Court Tuesday sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years in jail for a series of brutal rapes and murders in Central African Republic over a decade ago. “The chamber sentences Mr Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to a …

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