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Congolese warlord Ntaganda jailed 30 years by ICC

The International Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced former Congolese military leader Bosco Ntaganda to 30 years in prison. Ntaganda was convicted of several atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers. He was found guilty in July on 18 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for acts committed when he was military operations chief for the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC) militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002-2003. The former warlord was also accused of keeping women as sex slaves and murder in the DR Congo…

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Bosco Ntaganda’s Surrender In Rwanda: What Must Be Different This Time In The Congo

By: Kambale Musavuli On March 26, 2013, war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda appeared for preliminary proceedings before the International Criminal Court (ICC) as the judges set the date for the case “The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda” to begin September 23, 2013. The ICC had taken him into custody on March 22 and escorted him to the ICC detention center in The Hague (Netherlands) after it was confirmed by both the Rwandan government and the US Department of State that the Rwandan native Bosco Ntaganda surrendered himself voluntarily to the US…

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General Bosco Ntaganda wanted dead or alive by Rwandan Special Forces

In a meeting held in Gisenyi which was attended by the head of Congolese intelligence, the head of the eastern Congo soldiers and General James Kabarebe Rwanda’s minister of defence as well as Gen Charles Kayonga Rwanda’s army Chief and Maj Franco head of external operations President Paul Kagame of Rwanda instructed his soldiers to kill Bosco Ntaganda. In this meeting it was first agreed upon that they should first arrest or kill Ntaganda’s soldiers in order to gain access him. Based on the information of the armory and how…

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Congo president calls for arrest of wanted warlord

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — In a marked turnaround, Congo’s president called Wednesday for the arrest of a notorious ex-warlord and army general, who has been allowed to walk freely despite an international indictment, an official said. Bosco Ntaganda is accused of using child soldiers for fighting in Ituri, in northeastern Congo, from 2002 to 2003. He was first indicted on war crimes charges in 2006 by the Netherlands-based International Criminal Court. President Joseph Kabila said Ntaganda should be arrested and face a military tribunal in Congo, presidential spokesman Andre Ngwej…

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