Tag Archives: Rebels

20Mar/16
Former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Verdict expected on Monday in Bemba war crimes trial at ICC

Jean-Pierre Bemba went on trial at the International Criminal Court over five years ago for war crimes including giving his troops licence to attack civilians, which led to mass rapes, murders and pillaging of civilians in the Central African Republic.

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24May/15

Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital – activist

Burundi’s opposition figure and his bodyguard have been shot dead by gunmen, adding to tensions after a month of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term.

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13May/15

Burundi army officer says president sacked

A Burundi army general says he had sacked Pierre Nkurunziza as president for seeking an unconstitutional third term in office, and was working with civil society groups to form a transitional government.

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10May/15

Burundi women protest against president’s plan to seek reelection

Hundreds of women take to the streets in the Burundi capital of Bujumbura to protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s plan to run for a third term.

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