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Congo court sentences warlord to life for crimes against humanity
A military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) sentenced Frederic Masudi Alimasi to life in prison on Tuesday after a two-month trial. Alimasi, also known as Kokodikoko, is head of the Raia Mutomboki, one of the most powerful militia g (More)
Congo rebel leader convicted of war crimes
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday convicted Bosco Ntaganda, a notorious Congolese rebel commander known as "The Terminator," of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. These crimes were committed in Ituri, Democratic R (More)
US issues sanctions against three DRC officials
The US Department of the Treasury sanctioned three senior officials from the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Thursday.  The sanctions were permitted by an executive order signed by former president George W. Bush that authorizes sanctions on " (More)
UN report: DRC violence may amount to crimes against humanity
A new UN report was released Monday detailing violent ethnic attacks in December 2018 leading to hundreds of deaths and displacements in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A UN special investigative mission was sent to the Yumbi territory after (More)
Former DRC vice president demands €68 million in reparations for imprisonment
Lawyers representing former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba filed a claim with the International Criminal Court (ICC) Monday seeking more than €68 million (USD $76.5 million) in compensatory damages for a 10-year prison (More)
Federal judge expands class action definition in lawsuit against ICE over border separations
A federal judge granted a motion on Friday to expand the class definition in a class action lawsuit against the Immigration and Custom Enforcement agency. In the original complaint, the plaintiff, Ms. L, sought to reunite with her seven-year-old d (More)
DRC police accused of forced disappearances and killings
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday accused security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo of carrying out forced disappearances and killings of 34 young men and boys between May and September 2018. There are reports of 11 additional cases, but (More)
UN rights expert calls on DRC to restore internet services following election
A UN expert called Monday for the restoration of telecommunication services in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC continues to have their internet shut down in the wake of their general elections, which took place on December 30. (More)
UNSC condemns attacks on Ebola-stricken areas in DRC
The UN Security Council adopted a resolution Tuesday condemning attacks by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Resolution 2439 documents particular concern for the plight of Ebola-stricken areas in the African nation. Citing concerns (More)
UN rights chief warns against human rights violations in deportation of Congolese
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday cautioned that Angola's mass deportation of approximately 330,000 Congolese migrants has seen human rights violations by authorities on both sides of the border. Authorities in Ango (More)
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