THE HAGUE Netherlands - (APINTL) Guinea accused Congo at the International Court of Justice on Monday of illegally imprisoning and expelling a wealthy Guinean businessman in a dispute over exploiting Congo's vast mineral wealth.
The case hinges on mutual allegations of corruption between the government...
JOHANNESBURG - (AP) The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have set the stage to relieve Congo of a massive $12.3 billion in debt, most of it dating back more than 20 years to loans made to the corrupt regime of dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.
The decision comes despite opposition from Canada...
Congo (AP) - In a marked turnaround, Congo's president called Wednesday for the
arrest of a notorious ex-warlord who has been serving in the country's army
despite an international indictment on war crimes charges. Bosco Ntaganda is
accused of using child soldiers for fighting in...
Senegal (AP) - Rwanda's military is providing weapons and refuge to an
ex-warlord indicted for war crimes and whose fighters have launched a new
rebellion in neighboring eastern Congo, an international human rights group
said Monday. The International Criminal Court has sought the arrest...
Imagine that Union of Congolese Patriots (UCP) warlord Thomas
Lubanga visited your family's home one day. Chances are that if you had a young
daughter, she would be taken by force and used by Lubanga's rebel group as a
sex slave. If you had a young son, he would be conscripted to fight as...
Congo (AP) - Soldiers backed by U.N. helicopter gunships battled rebels around
a strategic army garrison near a mountain gorilla reserve in eastern Congo, as
thousands of people continued to flee a 3-month-old rebellion allegedly backed
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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, M23 rebels are committing war
crimes and other human rights abuses. Both adults and minors are conscripted to
serve in the rebel militia. If they attempt to flee, they are killed. Pregnant
women and even preteen girls are raped. Civilians are massacred.
NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council announced Friday that it intends to
impose sanctions on the leaders of the M23 rebel movement in eastern Democratic
Republic of Congo, where violence has flared again. Guatemala U.N. Ambassador
Gert Rosenthal, the current Security Council president...
NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to sanction
the leaders of Congo's M23 rebel force, which hours earlier occupied the
eastern Congolese city of Goma as U.N. peacekeepers stood by without resisting.
But it did not name two Full
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NATIONS (AP) - Preliminary investigations by the U.N. peacekeeping force in
Congo indicate that Congolese army soldiers committed rapes, looting and other
human rights violations after they retreated from the key city of Goma
following its capture by M23 rebels, the United Nations said Friday...