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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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