Union of Congolese Patriots

By IndepthAfrica
In CAR
Jul 10th, 2012
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CONGOLESE warlord Thomas Lubanga has been jailed for 14 years for using child soldiers in his rebel army. He was jailed by the International Criminal Court in the first sentence to be handed down by the world’s only permanent war crimes tribunal. Rights groups welcomed the sentence as sending a...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Jul 10th, 2012
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The International Criminal Court will hand Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga its first-ever sentence on Tuesday, after his conviction for using child soldiers in a brutal conflict in the central African country. Lubanga, 51, was convicted in March of war crimes, specifically for using child soldiers i...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
May 1st, 2012
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Bosco Ntaganda has a beautiful smile, according to those who have met him – but beneath the smile lies a ruthless operator who well deserves his nicknames “Terminator Tango” or “The Terminator”. Gen Ntaganda is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Mar 17th, 2012
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New York, The Security Council today noted with appreciation the issuance of the first verdict of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which this week found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of conscripting child soldiers under the age of 15 into his militia. “War crimes involving the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Mar 17th, 2012
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ICC Conviction of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo Press Statement Victoria Nuland Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 16, 2012   On March 14 2012, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, former commander of the Patriotic Forces for the Lib...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Mar 15th, 2012
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Washington – The United States on Wednesday hailed as “a historic moment” the conviction by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of Congolese militia boss Thomas Lubanga on war crimes charges. “It is an historic moment and an important step in providing justice and accountab...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Mar 14th, 2012
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The Hague – The International Criminal Court on Wednesday found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga guilty of war crimes in its landmark first ruling since it was set up a decade ago. Lubanga was accused of recruiting and deploying child soldiers during a five-year conflict until 2003. An estimate...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Mar 14th, 2012
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The Hague – Rights groups on Wednesday hailed the conviction of Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga before the International Criminal Court for conscripting child soldiers. “It’s a very strong message against those who commit these crimes, it’s a sign that impunity does no...
By benim
In Central Africa
Aug 26th, 2011
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A Congolese warlord accused of conscripting, training and arming hundreds of child soldiers is guilty beyond “any possible doubt” of war crimes, prosecutors told the International Criminal Court on Thursday. In the debut trial of the ICC, prosecutors this week began summing up evidence ag...