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2016-06-22 Jean-Pierre Bemba Sentenced By ICC to 18 Years in Prison for Rape, Murder and Pillage
[PR Newswire] Paris -The International Criminal Court (ICC) delivered a landmark sentence today, condemning Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years in prison for rape, murder and pillage committed by his troops in the Central African Republic in 2002 and 2003.

2016-06-24 ICC Sentences Former Congolese Vice-President Bemba to 18 Years in Prison for War Crimes
[UN News] The International Criminal Court (ICC) today sentenced the former Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to 18 years of imprisonment for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Central African Republic between October 2002 and March 2003.

2016-06-22 UN Rights Expert Stresses Urgency of Disarming Armed Groups, Protecting Civilians in CAR
[UN News] Concluding her seventh visit in the country, Marie-Thérèse Keita Bocoum, the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic (CAR), expressed concern about the threats from armed groups and large-scale banditry to the protection of civilians, natural resources and to the crisis recovery process.

2016-06-22 Indicted Bemba Lawyer Tells ICC Judges He Didn't Know Witnesses Were Lying
[Bemba Trial Website] Aimé Kilolo Musamba, the defense lawyer on trial for allegedly bribing and coaching witnesses to provide false testimony at the International Criminal Court (ICC), has denied knowing that witnesses were giving false evidence.

2016-06-21 Bemba Sentenced for War Crimes
[VOA] The International Criminal Court has sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years in prison for leading a campaign of rape and murder in neighboring Central African Republic.

2016-06-22 CAR Wave of Killings Multiply
[Cameroon Tribune] The capital Bangui and Batangafo in the north are the recent battle grounds.

2016-06-22 Bemba Given 18-Year Jail Sentence At ICC
[Bemba Trial Website] Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba has been sentenced to 18 years in jail following his conviction for failing to prevent his troops from committing crimes. The sentence is the longest ever to be handed out at the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has so far convicted three individuals.

2016-06-22 Former DRC Vice President Bemba Jailed for War Crimes
[Al Jazeera] The International Criminal Court has sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years for murders, rapes and pillaging committed by his troops in the Central African Republic more than a decade ago.

2016-06-21 UN Humanitarian Coordinator 'Outraged' At Attacks On Aid Vehicles
[UN News] The interim United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic (CAR), Dr. Michel Yao strongly condemned an armed attack on a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) convoy transporting medicines and fuel from the capital, Bangui, to the south-eastern city of Bangassou on 17 June.

2016-06-21 Jean-Pierre Bemba Sentenced
[ICC] Situation: Central African Republic

2016-06-21 French Prosecutors Investigate Soldiers for Violence
[Deutsche Welle] Prosecutors in Paris have opened an investigation into alleged incidents of violence by French soldiers in Central African Republic. The investigation concerns two separate incidents in early 2014.

2016-06-22 Bemba Sentence to Be Delivered On June 21
[Bemba Trial Website] Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former Congolese vice president who was convicted for failing to deter crimes by his soldiers, will have his sentence handed down by International Criminal Court (ICC) judges on June 21. According to an order by judges Sylvia Steiner (presiding), Joyce Aluoch, and Kuniko Ozaki, the sentence will be delivered in The Hague at 13:45 Central European Time during a public hearing.

2016-06-20 Raped and Abandoned As War Rages
[HRW] The attack started while she was drawing water for her family. "Sophie," then 20 years old, was returning to her home in Bambari, in Central African Republic (CAR), when she heard that the Seleka, mostly Muslim fighters who had ousted the previous government, had burned down her family's house. Sophie fled into the bush with four other young women.

2016-06-13 Top UN Whistleblower Resigns, Citing Impunity and Lack of Accountability
[IRIN] Anders Kompass quits after exposing sexual abuse by peacekeepers in Central African Republic

2016-06-12 Borno CAR Returnees - Tales of Deprivation, Neglect
[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -Desolation welcomed Alhaji Usman and I into the pilgrims' camp of the Borno State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Agency at Mauranti 1000 Houses, Maiduguri as we drove in and parked at the frontage of the administrative block.

2016-06-11 UN Chief Welcomes President's Resolve to Seek All-Inclusive Resolution to Crisis
[UN News] Meeting today with Faustin Archange Touadéra, President of the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that the country had turned a corner following the holding of democratic elections, and welcomed the leader's resolve to fully address the root causes of the country's crisis in an inclusive spirit.

2016-06-08 How CAR Can Start to End Its Aid Dependency
[African Arguments] As the CAR starts a new chapter under President Touadéra, there are two strategies that can help him break with the mistakes of his predecessors.

2016-06-07 Top UN Whistleblower Resigns
[IRIN] Anders Kompass quits after exposing sexual abuse by peacekeepers in Central African Republic

2016-06-07 Murder By Peacekeepers - Discovery of Mass Grave Provides New Evidence
[HRW] Nairobi -Soldiers from the Republic of Congo killed at least 18 people, including women and children, between December 2013 and June 2015 while serving as peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. Two years after Human Rights Watch first reported on enforced disappearances by peacekeepers from the Republic of Congo, their government has taken no action toward credible investigations or justice for these crimes.

2016-06-07 Angola Ousted From Afcon2017
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola were ousted from the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2017) in Gabon after losing on Sunday to Central Africa Republic (CAR) by 1- 3, for the 5th and penultimate round of group B, qualifying for the largest continental football showcase.

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