Congo

By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Apr 13th, 2013
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As the G8 discusses sexual violence in the DRC, perpetrators and victims speak out about mass rape in Minova. Pete Jones in Minov, The Guardian, Congo: an army sergeant who says he was ordered to rape by his commanding officer. Photograph: Fiona Lloyd-Davies In a small house on a hill overlooking Lak...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 13th, 2013
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The Kinshasa government has suspended a dozen senior military officers and is interrogating suspects in connection with a mass rape incident in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The UN said 126 women were raped in Minova in November after Congolese army troops fled to the town as so-called M23 re...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 1st, 2013
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by ANDRE VLTCHEK In the three Western outposts of the eastern part of Africa – Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya – the opposition had either been totally smashed or is rotting in jail. Alternatively, it has ‘ceased to exist’. In East Africa, those who are in power and those who want to be never challenge the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 21st, 2013
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  Thedailybeast For the past three days, Bosco Ntaganda, also known as “The Terminator,” has been holed up at the American embassy in Rwanda. One of Africa’s most wanted war criminals, Ntaganda was a leader of the M23 in eastern Congo, until he apparently lost control of the notorious rebel grou...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 21st, 2013
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Bosco Ntaganda, a Rwandan national and general in the Congolese military* indicted for war crimes, a particularly bad actor who’s stirred up violence in a part of the world that has plenty of bad actors and violence, walked into the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, today and asked to be delivered to t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 21st, 2013
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by D.H. | NAIROBI,Economist BOSCO NTAGANDA’S career as one of Africa’s most-wanted war criminals ended in unlikely fashion when he walked into the American Embassy in Rwanda on March 18th. Embassy officials said he removed a disguise he had been wearing and asked to be transferred to the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 21st, 2013
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Killer King On March 18th 2013, Bosco Ntaganda walked into the American embassy in Kigali and requested to be delivered to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The ICC had  issued an international warrant against him in 2008 and for war crimes and crimes against humanity in 2003, whic...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Mar 9th, 2013
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(AFP) KINSHASA — Rival factions of Democratic Republic of Congo’s M23 rebel movement on Saturday clashed again in the country’s volatile east after a week of calm, one of the sides said. Fighting within M23 ranks first broke out in late February, after the dismissal of its political leade...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 6th, 2013
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Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, is an agreeable city with a frayed, low-rise commercial downtown, a hilly upscale district of hotels and embassies that stretches to the airport, and, radiating out in three directions, busy working-class quartiers where life goes on out of doors...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Feb 28th, 2013
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BATTLES between the army and a militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have killed dozens, while thousands have sought refuge at a UN base. Up to 4000 people are at the peacekeeping base at Kitchanga in North Kivu province in an early test for a UN-brokered peace deal aimed at ending two deca...