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Congo: Jean-Pierre Bemba has served his time. Now let him serve his people

Jean-Pierre Bemba was vice-president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from 2003 to 2006. 

He is the popular political leader of the Congo’s Equateur Province in the country’s northwest, an area the size …

Liberia’s Charles Taylor faces final war crimes verdict

A UN-backed appeals court on Thursday upheld Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor’s 50-year sentence for arming rebels during Sierra Leone’s brutal 1990s civil war.

“The appeals chamber… affirms the sentence of 50 years in prison and …