Congolese warlord on trial

2014-06-10 08:40

Prosecutors have presented enough evidence to justify putting on trial a Congolese militia leader accused of rape, murder and enlisting child soldiers.

DRC militia leader 'ordered rapes, massacres'

2014-02-10 16:26

Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda ordered troops, including child soldiers, to massacre and rape civilians to spread terror and grab territory, prosecutors have told the ICC.

Congolese warlord Ntaganda to face ICC judges

2014-02-10 07:35

The ICC is set to decide whether Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda should stand trial for murder, rape, sexual slavery and use of child soldiers.

DRC fight to focus on other groups

2013-11-06 18:52

The DR Congo UN chief says the fight will now focus on other armed groups after M23's demise.

ICC delays warlord pre-trial hearing

2013-06-18 14:09

A crucial preliminary hearing of evidence against an African warlord known as "The Terminator" has been pushed back to give prosecutors more time to prepare their case, the ICC says.

At UN, Rwanda fights credit to ICC

2013-04-16 10:58

Rwanda is fighting a behind-the-scenes battle to keep the UN Security Council from suggesting any role for the ICC in solving problems, violence and human rights abuse in Africa.

DRC warlord wanted control of M23

2013-03-28 16:40

DRC warlord Bosco Ntaganda at the int'l criminal court wanted to take charge of the M23 rebel group.

DRC 'Terminator' faces ICC judges

2013-03-26 11:41

Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda is set to appear before the ICC judges for the first time, after dramatically turning himself in to face charges ranging from murder to using child soldiers.

Congolese warlord flown out of Rwanda

2013-03-22 16:31

A Congolese warlord who faces war crimes charges has flown out of Rwanda after he had surrendered to the US Embassy there this week.

DRC warlord to be taken to The Hague

2013-03-21 12:00

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who turned himself in at the US embassy in Rwanda for extradition to the ICC, will be transferred to The Hague within days, the court’s chief prosecutor says.

ICC wants DRC warlord

2013-03-19 17:33

The International Criminal Court has called for the swift transfer of wanted DRC warlord Bosco Ntaganda to The Hague after his shock surrender to the US embassy in Kigali.

ICC welcomes DRC rebel's surrender

2013-03-19 12:01

The ICC has welcomed wanted DRC rebel Bosco Ntaganda’s surrender to the US embassy in Kigali and said they want him transferred to The Hague as soon as possible.

Rwanda's Ntaganda surrenders

2013-03-18 19:21

Rwandan-born former Congolese general Bosco Ntaganda, wanted by the International Criminal Court for suspected war crimes in Congo, has given himself up at the US Embassy in Kigali.

1 000s flee rebel advance in DRC

2012-11-23 14:39

Thousands of civilians have poured out of the town of Sake in the eastern DRC in the face of a rebel advance that has raised fears of wider conflict erupting in the chronically unstable region.

Uganda 'stabbed in back' by UN

2012-11-06 16:02

Uganda has maintained a threat to withdraw troops from peacekeeping operations after UN talks over accusations that it has backed rebels in the DRC.

Regional leaders meet on DRC unrest

2012-10-08 10:39

Regional heads of state have gathered ahead of a summit on the chronic unrest in the east of the DRC, the latest attempt to end the violence there.

Goma ready for rebels

2012-08-06 21:35

A local military commander in the DRC says he is ready for an expected assault on the eastern city of Goma by insurgents.

UN condemns eastern DRC attacks

2012-07-17 17:59

The UN Security Council has condemned attacks by armed rebels in the eastern DRC and demanded an end to all outside support for multiple insurgencies.

Uganda seeks help with influx of refugees

2012-07-11 12:50

Ugandan officials are calling for an emergency meeting in Ethiopia to discuss how to end violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC, UN troops reinforce threatened city

2012-07-10 09:42

The UN and DRC troops are reinforcing a key city in the east of the country to guard against attack by rebels who have seized ground in recent days, the United Nations officials say.

Rwanda slams UN report on role in DRC

2012-06-28 13:32

Rwanda's foreign minister has dismissed as biased and incomplete a UN document that says Kigali is backing a mutiny in neighbouring DRC and so violating an arms embargo.

Rwanda officals backing DRC rebels - UN

2012-06-22 15:02

UN experts have evidence Rwanda's top officials have been backing an army mutiny in the DRC, according to notes of their briefing to a closed-door UN committee.

EU 'concerned' over army mutiny in DRC

2012-06-08 12:35

The EU is "strongly concerned" about an army mutiny in the eastern DRC, the block’s foreign chief Catherine Ashton says.

Rwandan army 'supporting DRC rebels'

2012-06-04 10:26

Officials within the Rwandan military have provided up to 300 fighters as well as weapons and ammunition to rebels battling government forces in neighbouring DRC, Human Rights Watch says.

DRC ex-general recruiting children again

2012-05-16 14:59

A Human Rights Watch investigation has found that renegade Congolese ex-general Bosco Ntaganda forcibly recruited at least 149 boys and young men to fight since his defection from the army in April.


CRC warlord Ntaganda key to ethnic crimes

2014-02-11 05:30

Former warlord Bosco Ntaganda played a "key role" in ethnic crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, using child soldiers and capturing sex slaves for his rebel army.

ICC hears DRC warlord Ntaganda evidence

2014-02-10 13:27

Judges at the ICC are weighing whether there is enough evidence to put Bosco Ntaganda, the former leader of a rebel group in DRC’s unstable eastern region, on trial.

M23 Congo rebels could regroup

2013-11-12 16:15

A Ugandan official has warned the DRC that Congolese rebels could regroup after the delay in agreeing to a peace accord.

DRC's M23 rebels 'profiting from illicit gold'

2013-10-10 18:43

M23 fighters in eastern DRC are bankrolling their rebellion by smuggling illicit gold that is entering jewellery stores and banks worldwide, a report says.

DRC rebels training to face UN force

2013-04-29 20:28

The M23 rebel group in eastern DRC say hundreds of its commanders were undergoing special training to face an offensive by a newly-formed UN combat force.

DRC rebels in Rwanda moved

2013-04-02 21:48

Rwanda has moved hundreds of Congolese rebels who took refuge in the country to a camp further from its border.

Rwandan warlord Ntaganda denies guilt

2013-03-26 14:17

Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda has made his first appearance before the ICC, telling the judge he is innocent of charges ranging from murder and rape to using child soldiers.

DRC war crimes suspect in ICC prison

2013-03-23 08:31

Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda is behind bars at the International Criminal Court after turning himself in to face charges ranging from murder to rape.

ICC in Kigali to transfer DRC rebel boss

2013-03-22 07:46

Experts from the ICC have arrived in Kigali to help transfer DRC warlord Bosco Ntaganda to the Netherlands to face trial, a US official says.

Rwanda hasn't assured safe passage

2013-03-20 22:21

The top US official on Africa has indicated that Rwanda has not assured the safe passage of the internationally wanted Congolese warlord now holed up at the US Embassy in Kigali.

Rwanda denies responsibility

2013-03-19 13:18

Rwanda is not responsible for Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda who is currently in the US embassy in Kigali, Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo says.

Kabila in tight spot after Goma flare-up

2012-12-06 08:02

DRC's M23 rebels have pulled back from the city of Goma but they are calling all the shots, leaving an increasingly isolated President Joseph Kabila with tough military and political challenges.

'Foreign meddling brings DRC chaos'

2012-11-23 09:06

A corrupt and disappearing army, alleged meddling from neighbouring Rwanda and a UN force with its wrist tied are creating a chaotic mix in the DRC, analysts say.

Rwanda gets UN seat amid DRC probe

2012-10-19 09:45

Rwanda is among five nations elected to the UN Security Council, amid an ongoing investigation by a UN panel of its role in neighbouring DRC’s rebellion.

Congolese warlord Lubanga appeals

2012-10-04 09:11

The International Criminal Court’s first convict, Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga, has appealed his 14-year sentence for using children in his rebel army, his lawyers say.

Dutch suspend Rwanda aid

2012-07-27 11:57

The Netherlands has suspended €5m in aid to Rwanda over its reported support for rebels in DRC, a spokesperson says.

Arrest warrants for DRC warlords

2012-07-14 10:31

The ICC has issued arrest warrants for two militia leaders accused of widespread atrocities in eastern Congo, stepping up pressure on Kinshasa to detain the men.

Warlords 'keep child soldiers in slavery'

2012-07-11 08:58

More than 11 000 child soldiers were freed from military last year, but the UN belives hundreds of thousands around the world remain at the mercy of warlords like Thomas Lubanga.

600 Congolese troops flee into Uganda

2012-07-06 14:37

A Ugandan army official says about 600 Congolese soldiers have sought refuge in Uganda after intense battles with rebels.

UN extends DRC peacekeeping mission

2012-06-28 09:35

The UN Security Council has renewed a peace keeping mission in the DRC for one year, demanding an end to outside support for a mutiny that the UN experts claim is aided by neighbouring Rwanda.

HRW criticises Rwanda's UN council seat

2012-06-19 08:52

Human Rights Watch has criticised Rwanda's virtual guarantee of a seat on the UN Security Council while it protects a Congolese ex-warlord indicted by the International Criminal Court.

US concerned over mutiny in east DRC

2012-06-07 12:06

The US has voiced concern at an ongoing mutiny in the eastern DRC and urged outside parties not to support rebel soldiers in the war-ravaged country.

New fighting erupts in eastern DRC

2012-05-20 21:30

Fresh clashes between the DRC's army and a group of mutineers have erupted in the eastern province of Nord-Kivu, defectors say, a day after fierce battles near a gorilla park.

DRC military hunts evasive ex-warlord

2012-05-16 10:49

A notorious ex-warlord who became a general in the Congolese army despite international war crimes charges is now being blamed for fomenting more unrest in DRC’s east.

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