DR Congo duo AS Vita Club and TP Mazembe have sealed their places at the 1/8th round of the 2014 Orange CAF Champions League. The two sides, all formers winners of the premier continental club championship, went through on a weekend that saw holders Al-Ahly of Egypt squeezed past Tanzanian champions Young Africans to remain on course for an unprecedented ninth title.
Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) rendered its judgment in the case The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga. The Chamber was satisfied beyond reasonable doubt of Germain Katanga’s guilt as an accessory to one crime against humanity (murder) and four war crimes (murder, attacking a civilian population, destruction of property and pillaging) committed on 24 February 2003 during the attack on the village of Bogoro, in the Ituri district of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Decisions on sentencing and victim reparations will be rendered later.
DR Congo’s President Joseph Kabila took the chairmanship of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) on Wednesday at the opening of the 17th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the organization in Kinshasa. “After 20 years of growth characterized by an exemplary dynamism, COMESA has become a powerful tool for promoting the development of its member states as well as the integration of their economies,” Mr. Kabila said.
Uganda's SC Victoria University have bowed out of the 2014 CAF Confederations Cup after failing to see off CS Don Bosco from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the preliminary round. After winning the first leg 3-0 in Lubumbashi last weekend, the Congolese side lost 1-0 on Sunday evening at the Mandela National Stadium, on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala to qualify 3-1 on aggregate.
Former warlord Bosco Ntaganda attacked civilians because of their ethnicity in northeastern Congo's Ituri region, prosecutors said on Monday during a confirmation of charges hearing at the International Criminal Court. Ntaganda “persecuted civilians on ethnic grounds, through deliberate attacks, forced displacement, murder, rape, sexual enslavement and pillaging,” Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told pre-trial judges in The Hague.