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Sudan’s Bashir: the ousted autocrat with many faces

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | From soldier to Islamist, populist and war crimes suspect, Sudan’s deposed leader Omar al-Bashir showed many different faces during his three decades of iron-fisted rule. The 75-year-old, who was one of Africa’s longest-serving presidents, has been held in prison since his ouster in April on corruption …

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Thomas Kwoyelo’s trail suffers two weeks’ delay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The start for the prosecution witness testimonies in the trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army Commander Thomas Kwoyelo has suffered a two weeks’ delay. Kwoyelo is facing 93 charges of War Crimes and Crimes Against humanity before the International Crimes Division of the High Court. …

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War crimes court to sum up muslim terror case to assessors

Kampala, Uganda| GODFREY SSALI | The International Crimes Division Court has pushed to Thursday this week to summarize to the Assessors, evidence that was presented in the murder case of 14 people said to have plotted the killing of several Muslim clerics. Its a legal requirement in criminal trials that …

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Cloud hangs over ICC as Ongwen trial starts Dec 6

The trial in the case of Dominic Ongwen, a top commander of Uganda’s rebel Lord’s Resistance Army,  is scheduled to open at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday, December 6 – 2016. The Prosecutor versus Ongwen case will be before Trial Chamber IX of the ICC, composed of presiding Judge …

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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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S.Sudan moots truth body to heal war wounds

The newly-reconciled leaders of South Sudan have called for a South Africa-style truth commission to heal the scars of a gruesome war in the world’s youngest nation. President Salva Kiir and the newly-appointed vice president, Riek Machar, a former foe, said in a joint piece in The New York Times …

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Chad ex-dictator Habre sentenced to life in prison

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Chad ex-dictator Hissene Habre has been found guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes. Habre was sentenced to life in prison. Earlier, court stated that he was guilty of raping a woman, the first conviction in several charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The …

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