The Democratic Republic of Congo, faulted last year for murky reporting on its earnings from natural resources, has improved its accounting enough to be awarded full membership in an international organization touting transparency.
Based on the evidence submitted to its consideration, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the ICC found that there was a widespread and systematic attack against the civilian population pursuant to an organisational policy adopted to attack civilians perceived to be non-Hema, such as those belonging to Lendu, Bira and Nande ethnic groups.
Senior United Nations officials today demanded that Republic of the Congo immediately stop expelling citizens from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo, and called for an investigation into allegations of sexual violence and other human rights violations.
TP Mazembe won their first game at the group phase after beating rivals AS Vita 1-0 in their Group A fixture in Lubumbashi on Sunday, whilst Entente Setif of Algeria and CS Sfaxien shared the spoils in a 1-1 in Setif. Tanzanian midfielder Mbwana Samata saved the blushes of Les Corbeaux with the match winner on the half-hour mark.
Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), ruling in the majority, sentenced Germain Katanga to a total of 12 years' imprisonment. The Chamber also ordered that the time spent in detention at the ICC – between 18 September 2007 and 23 May 2014 – be deducted from his sentence.