Deep concern: Envoy, NGOs warn U.S. Congress of need to act on DRC

Diplomats and human rights advocates testified before U.S. Congress members on Tuesday during a hearing on the Democratic Republic of Congo. The hearing focused on containing the crisis as President Joseph Kabila refuses to step down from his constitutionally determined term on December 19. Two U.S. government officials and four…

ICC send Congolese militia leaders back to DRC

Two Congolese militia leaders have been sent back to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague in order to complete their sentences for war crimes. It was announced on Saturday that Germain Katanga and Thomas Lubanga will be transferred to the DRC…

Fighting in DRC kills up to 30

At least 13 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), however the number could be as high as 30. Mixed reports are coming in but it does seem clear that a United Nations peacekeeper was killed during the attack. A regional official told AFP they…

DRC warlord sentence reduced by ICC

Today the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) reviewed Germain Katanga’s sentence deciding to reduce it, reported the ICC in The Hague. Katanga is a convicted Congolese war criminal who was sentenced to 12 years in prison 2014 and he is the first ICC convict to be freed,…