Africa Central Africa World 

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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Ghabo Ivory Coast West Africa 

ICC judges ordered to review freeing I.Coast ex-leader Gbagbo

The Hague  – Judges must review whether to release the ageing former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo for the rest of his crimes against humanity trial, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. Gbagbo, the first ex-head of state to be tried by the International Criminal Court, won his appeal against a March decision which ordered him to be held in a UN detention centre until the end of the legal process. Five appeals court judges found the trial judges had “erred” on several points by refusing the 72-year-old an interim release,…

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Saif al-Islam Leaders Libya North Africa 

Seif al-Islam, Gadhafi’s Son FREED after 5 Years in Captivity

BENGHAZI, LIBYA — Seif al-Islam, the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been released after more than five years in detention, his captors said on Saturday. Gaddafi was captured in southern Libya by the Zintan militia on 19 November 2011, after the end of the Libyan Civil War, and flown by plane to Zintan. He was sentenced to death on 28 July 2015 by a court in Tripoli for crimes during the 2011 Libyan Civil War, in a widely criticised trial conducted in absentia.…

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