South African champions Orlando Pirates have advanced to the group stage of the Orange CAF Champions League for the first time since 2006. The Buccaneers, winners of the premier continental club championship in 1995 achieved the feat at the expense of TP Mazembe of DR Congo.
DR Congo giants TP Mazembe look like a team that will yet again pose a threat in this year's African Champions League. The four-time African club champions have recruited one Ugandan, a Zambian, five Ghanaian and three Malian players as they aim to conquer the continent again this year.
The Security Council today authorized the deployment of an intervention brigade within the current United Nations peacekeeping operation in DR Congo. The intervention brigade will carry out targeted offensive operations, with or without the Congolese national army, against armed groups that threaten peace in the eastern part of DRC.
After years of fleeing justice, Bosco Ntaganda finally appeared before the ICC to start a lengthy process to decide whether to press war crime charges against him. Ntaganda made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Bosco Ntaganda, against whom the International Criminal Court has issued two arrest warrants, surrendered himself voluntarily and is now in the ICC’s custody. Bosco Ntaganda is currently escorted by an ICC delegation that has left Kigali heading to the ICC detention centre in The Hague.