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Great Lakes Regional Summit to Focus on Congo Resource Exploitation

VOA News - December 15, 2010

ColtanEleven heads of state and government are to meet Wednesday in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, at a Great Lakes regional summit to look at the problem of illegal exploitation of natural resources in eastern Congo and the negative consequences this has had for the region.
US President Barack Obama outlines plan to defeat Ugandan LRA rebels

BBC News - November 25, 2010

Joseph KonyUS President Barack Obama has outlined a plan to disarm one of Africa's most feared rebel militias, the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army. LRA leaders initially claimed to be fighting to install a theocracy in Uganda based on the Biblical 10 commandments. But they now roam across parts of Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR), as well as north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Bemba Supporters Say War Crimes Trial is Political

VOA News - November 23, 2010

Luis Moreno OcampoSupporters of former Congolese rebel leader and former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba say his war crimes trial is politically motivated. He faces two counts of crimes against humanity and three counts of war crimes before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Jean-Pierre Bemba War Crimes Trial Begins Monday

VOA News - November 21, 2010

Jean-Pierre BembaProsecutors indicted Bemba for two crimes against humanity and three war crimes allegedly committed in the Central African Republic territory during the period from 26th October 2002 to 15th March 2003.
ICC: Ruling on the detention of Jean-Pierre Bemba to be reviewed

ICC - November 19, 2010

Jean-Pierre Bemba GomboThe Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court directed Trial Chamber III to conduct a new review of the ruling on the detention of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, reversing the Trial Chamber’s decision of 28 July, 2010. Until and subject to that new review, Mr Bemba will remain in detention.
ICC Dismisses Jean-Pierre Bemba's Appeal on Admissibility of His Case

ICC - October 19, 2010

Jean-Pierre Bemba at the International Criminal Courtthe Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court confirmed the decision of Trial Chamber III entitled “Decision on the Admissibility and Abuse of Process Challenges” and dismissed Mr Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo’s appeal against this decision. This judgment confirms that the case against Mr Bemba is admissible.
Four African nations crack down on LRA

BBC News - October 16, 2010

Joseph KonyFour African nations have agreed to form a joint military force to fight Lord's Resistance Army rebels, the African Union says. It says the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Uganda will form a brigade to pursue the militants. The LRA, which originated in Uganda 20 years ago, has recently mounted deadly attacks in all four countries.
LRA: UNHCR relocates 1,500 refugees from CAR to the DRC

UNHCR - August 24, 2010

Children in CongoThe UNHCR has begun with the transfer of about 1,500 refugees from the Central African Republic to a newly constructed refugee camp in Kpala-Kpala, close to the town of Bondo in the remote district of Bas-Uélé. The Lord's Resistance Army attacks in CAR, north of the Mbomu river, which forms the natural border to the DRC, have provoked a massive displacement of about 15,000 persons within the CAR between March and May 2010.
Report: Uganda LRA rebels 'on massive forced recruitment drive'

BBC News - August 12, 2010

LRA operational region in Uganda, DR Congo, Central African Republic and SudanUganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army has been accused of going on a massive forced recruitment campaign in remote areas of central Africa. Human Rights Watch said the group had brutally abducted at least 697 adults and children over the past 18 months.
ICC: Jean-Pierre Bemba trial postponed

ICC - July 7, 2010

Jean-Pierre BembaTrial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court vacated the commencement date, scheduled on 14 July, of the trial in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo. Trial Chamber III considered that it is in the interests of justice for the challenge to admissibility of the case raised by the Defence to be resolved by the Appeals Chamber prior to the commencement of the trial.







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