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Sheka gets life in jail in landmark Congolese judgment
On 23 November, Congolese military justice sentenced former militia leader Ntabo Ntaberi, alias Sheka, to life for war crimes. This is a major success for…
Bled by armed groups, Congo’s Virunga Park wants justice
Armed groups that have been roaming eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for decades are known for killing and raping civilians. But they are also…
How can former warlords make peace in Ituri?
Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi’s new gamble came as a surprise. With two International Criminal Court convicts as leading figures, Thomas Lubanga and Germain Katanga, the…
DRC: Outcry as indigenous people convicted for “wicked destruction of nature”
Eight members of the Batwa ethnic group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo were on February 4 given heavy sentences for “wicked destruction of nature” in…
DRC: Lubanga and Katanga freed for peace in Ituri
Two prisoners made famous by the International Criminal Court have both been freed from Makala prison in Kinshasa in the hope of bringing peace to…
Will Tshisekedi act against impunity for serious crimes in Congo?
One year after his inauguration, Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi has not made any strong gesture against impunity for serious crimes, say civil society organizations. They…
DRC: Is there genocide in Ituri?
Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, is expected on Thursday in the eastern Congolese province of Ituri. On January 10, the UN…
DRC: militia leader sentenced to life for crimes against humanity
After two months of trial, the verdict has been handed down. Militia leader Frederic Masudi Alimasi, aka “Koko di koko”, was sentenced to life imprisonment…
Bukavu awaits militia leader’s judgment in troubled region
The military court in Bukavu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, will on 12 November hand down its verdict in the trial of militia leader Frédéric…
In Congo, braving fear to demand justice and reparation
Hundreds of victims are participating as civil parties in the trial of Fréderic Masudi Alimasi, known as “Koko di Koko”. This militia leader has been…
New rape trial near victims in eastern DRC
A Congolese military tribunal has since early September been trying a militia leader and four militia members in local hearings for numerous acts of rape…
Congo: Rebel leader’s killing leaves justice wanting
Two weeks after Sylvestre Mudacumura’s brutal “neutralization” by the Congolese army, voices are being raised on behalf of people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo…
Ntaganda’s conviction, a sweeping win for the ICC Prosecutor
The conviction of Bosco Ntaganda, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on July 8 comes…
Arrest warrant for Congolese militia leader raises concern and suspicion
On June 7, the North Kivu Military Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant against rebel leader Shimirayi Mwisha Guidon, leader of an important militia group…
DRC: Victims of Kisangani’s “Six-Day War” urge Tshisekedi to act
Nineteen years ago, from 5 -10 June  2000, the town of Kisangani in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was the scene of fighting between…
Denis Mukwege’s interview: “Sacrificing justice for peace has brought neither”
This year’s joint Nobel Peace Prize winners, Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, a survivor of Daesh sexual slavery in Iraq, today receive their…
Documentary in the Congo of Doctor Justice
On December 10, Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege will officially receive the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, alongside Nadia Murad, a Yezidi survivor of wartime rape…
DR Congo: Sheka trial opens amidst uncertainty
A Congolese military court on November 27 started the trial of Tabo Ntaberi, known as “Sheka”, founder and former leader of Nduma Defence of the…
New technology used in Congolese trial for first time
In a new success for Congolese military justice, two high ranking members of the FDLR militia active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were on…