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DRC's Bemba to file new ICC appeal: lawyer

Congolese ex-vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba will appeal his sentence for bribing war crimes witnesses and hopes to overturn his conviction in a case which has barred him from elections, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

The International Criminal Court on Monday confirmed a one-year sentence and $350 000 fine against Bemba for tampering with…

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ICC to sentence DRC's Bemba in bribery case

Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba is to be sentenced on Monday by international judges for bribing witnesses during an earlier war crimes trial, which led to him being excluded from running for the Democratic Republic of Congo president.

The International Criminal Court in The Hague acquitted the businessman-turned-rebel leader on…

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DRC state TV sacks journalists after opposition coverage

The Democratic Republic of Congo's state-run television announced on Monday it had fired two reporters who covered an opposition leader's press conference in defiance of editorial policy.

The journalist and cameramen went to report on the head of the Congo National Liberation Front who laid down what some local media called an "ultimatum" to…

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CAR aid groups halt operations after staff attacks

Six humanitarian groups working in the north of the troubled Central African Republic on Wednesday halted operations to protest violent attacks against their personnel.

Baptise Hanquart of the charities' umbrella organisation CCO said 32 incidents had been recorded, including 21 since June, in the market town of Kaga Bandoro alone.

Seven staff have…

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