Bemba Acquittal Overturns Victory for Sexual Violence Victims

[The Conversation Africa] In early June the International Criminal Court appeals chamber acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba in a 3-2 ruling. Two years ago Bemba was sentenced to 18 years’ for his role, as military commander, for atrocities committed in Centra…

[The Conversation Africa] In early June the International Criminal Court appeals chamber acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba in a 3-2 ruling. Two years ago Bemba was sentenced to 18 years' for his role, as military commander, for atrocities committed in Central African Republic (CAR).

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Christian Sect Implicated in Violations

[CAJ News] Bangui -A STATEMENT by a militant Christian group promoting violence against communities on religious grounds has coincided with an increase in human rights violations in the conflict-torn Central African Republic (CAR).

[CAJ News] Bangui -A STATEMENT by a militant Christian group promoting violence against communities on religious grounds has coincided with an increase in human rights violations in the conflict-torn Central African Republic (CAR).

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Kwibohora24 – Thousands Join Rwandan Peacekeepers in CAR Mark Liberation

[New Times] The liberation struggle was launched to restore civil rights of all citizens, provide social services and bring back all refugees to their motherland.

[New Times] The liberation struggle was launched to restore civil rights of all citizens, provide social services and bring back all refugees to their motherland.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Truth and Reconciliation Commission is Pathway to Peace – UN

[VOA] A U.N. human rights official is urging the government of the Central African Republic to establish, without delay, a truth and reconciliation commission as a pathway to peace.

[VOA] A U.N. human rights official is urging the government of the Central African Republic to establish, without delay, a truth and reconciliation commission as a pathway to peace.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Repatriated Anti-Balaka Militiamen in Custody

[Cameroon Tribune] The Central African Republic, CAR Minister of Justice, Flavien Mbata, over the weekend announced that 34 anti-Balaka militiamen from Bangassou in the southeast of the country recently repatriated from the Democratic Republic of Congo…

[Cameroon Tribune] The Central African Republic, CAR Minister of Justice, Flavien Mbata, over the weekend announced that 34 anti-Balaka militiamen from Bangassou in the southeast of the country recently repatriated from the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, were being held in the capital, Bangui, agency reports said. The deportees, including their leader, "Pino Pino", arrived in the country on June 27, 2018. The suspects were arrested in DRC on May 16, 2018 accused of involvement in the abduction of Cambodian UN peacekeeper

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Bemba and His Former Lawyers Ask ICC Judges Not to Send Them Back to Jail

[Bemba Trial Website] Congo’s former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba and his two former lawyers, with whom he was convicted for witnesses tampering at the International Criminal Court (ICC), have asked judges not to send them back to jail. The trio wa…

[Bemba Trial Website] Congo's former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba and his two former lawyers, with whom he was convicted for witnesses tampering at the International Criminal Court (ICC), have asked judges not to send them back to jail. The trio want judges to maintain the earlier sentences handed to them back in March 2017, before the court's Appeals Chamber directed that new sentences be issued.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Africa’s Slowest Moving Fibre Project Begins to Fall Into Place

[Balancing Act] London -Congo-Brazzaville should take the credit for being the most active country partner in the slow moving Central African Backbone project. It linked to neighboring Gabon in April and is now tendering for links to Cameroon and Centr…

[Balancing Act] London -Congo-Brazzaville should take the credit for being the most active country partner in the slow moving Central African Backbone project. It linked to neighboring Gabon in April and is now tendering for links to Cameroon and Central African Republic. Russell Southwood looks at how things are falling into place.

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