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HEADLINES: ANC foreign policy, ANCYL congress and measles crises in DRC

In today's news headlines: the Economist slams the ANC for siding with "nasty regimes", the ANCYL congress to get underway and DRC experiences measles outbreak.

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Measles epidemic hits DRC

2015-09-04 05:27

MSF has warned the onset of the rainy season will destroy any chances of ending the measles epidemic that has already killed 320 people in 2015.

'Terminator' the good guy, court told

2015-09-03 17:21

Lawyers for militia leader Bosco Ntaganda have countered a portrayal of their client as cruel and bloodthirsty, saying he was a professional soldier.

DRC militia leader pleads 'not guilty' as ICC trial opens

2015-09-02 13:59

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda has pleaded “not guilty” to crimes, including the rape of child soldiers in a campaign of pillage and murder in northeast DRC’s Ituri province in the early 2000s.

Congolese 'Terminator' warlord's ICC trial opens

2015-09-02 12:05

The trial of former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda has opened at the ICC, where the ex-rebel faces 18 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Congolese 'Terminator' warlord's ICC trial to open

2015-09-02 07:38

Former Congolese warlord Bosco "Terminator" Ntaganda is set to go on trial before the International Criminal Court for war crimes, including the rape of a child soldier within his own rebel army.

Kidnapped Tanzanians in DRC escape

2015-09-01 22:00

Eight Muslim preachers from Tanzania who were kidnapped last month in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have escaped.

6 soldiers killed in eastern DRC ambush

2015-08-31 16:57

Unidentified gunmen have killed six elite presidential guard soldiers in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, military and local sources say.

DRC fires leave thousands homeless

2015-08-29 07:17

Widespread bush fires fanned by strong winds have destroyed hundreds of homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, leaving thousands of people without shelter.

Convicted Congolese warlord appeals for early release

2015-08-21 12:15

A Congolese warlord convicted of using child soldiers has appealed to the ICC for early release from his 14-year sentence, saying he wants to go to university to research the cause of ethnic conflicts.

 

DRC surgeon lashes out at film ban

2015-09-04 09:12

The surgeon who is the subject of an acclaimed film about efforts to help women raped by the military and militia in the DRC has hit out at its banning.

DRC bans documentary on rape by militia, army

2015-09-03 20:33

The Congolese government has banned a documentary on a gynaecologist helping women raped during armed conflict, saying it contained "unfounded accusations" against the army.

Congolese 'Terminator' to address war crimes trial

2015-09-03 12:30

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda is set to to address his war crimes trial at the International Criminal Court, speaking publicly for the first time since he surrendered to the US embassy in Kigali in 2013.

Congolese warlord Ntaganda pleads not guilty at ICC

2015-09-02 12:15

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda has pleaded not guilty to war crimes as his trial started at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Africa in the dock at the ICC

2015-09-02 09:11

The International Criminal Court where the trial of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntangada is set to open, has launched investigations in eight African countries.

Congolese warlord innocent - lawyer

2015-09-01 22:00

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda will seek to prove his innocence at his impending war crimes trial before the International Criminal Court, his lawyer says.

More than 100 child soldiers desert

2015-09-01 19:02

More than 100 child soldiers have deserted an armed group in eastern DRC, the UN mission to the country says.

ICC trial of Congolese 'Terminator' warlord to start

2015-08-31 11:10

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda is set to go on trial before the International Criminal Court accused of war crimes, including the rape of child soldiers by his own rebel army.

UN to stop feeding 7 000 ex-fighters in DRC

2015-08-26 20:06

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it will stop providing food from September to nearly 7 000 ex-fighters, sparking fresh fears.

Monusco child sex assults highlighted

2015-08-17 22:02

The UN mission in the DRC has launched a graphic campaign aimed at preventing sexual abuse by its peacekeepers following a child rape scandal.

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