Saturday, 8 February 2014

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda to appear before ICC

The arm of the law finally catching up with brutal warlord.

Rwandan-born Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda is due to appear at the International Criminal Courts (ICC) at The Hague on Monday February 10, where he is charged with murder, rape, pillaging and the use of child soldiers.

Ntaganda denied the charges when he first appeared in court on March 26, 2013.
Ntaganda was one of the courts longest sought after fugitives until he voluntarily turned himself in while seeking refuge at the U.S. embassy in Rwanda and asked to be transferred to the (ICC). Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed "The Terminator" faces war crimes charges racked up during years of rebellion.
Ntaganda ended a career that saw him fight as a rebel and government soldier on both sides of the Rwanda-Congo border during nearly 20 years of conflict in Africa's Great Lakes region.
In November, U.N. soldiers in a newly formed intervention brigade with a robust mandate supported the Congolese army with artillery and attack helicopters in defeating the M23 rebellion, the most serious in Congo in the last decade.
Millions of people have died from violence, disease and hunger since the 1990s as foreign-backed insurgents have waged a series of rebellions, often for control of the region's rich deposits of gold, diamonds and tin.
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