Former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga has been found guilty at the International Criminal Court of being involved in war crimes that killed over 200 people. This is just the third ruling by the court since it was established in 2002.
Some of the girls were infants, as young as eight months, and none of the victims was older than 12. The fight for mineral resources has led some to dub the DR Congo "the rape capital of the world."
Burundi has walked away from the International Criminal Court, claiming the court punishes those the West doesn't want in power. DW's Fred Muvunyi says these anti-court lobbyists have blood on their hands.
Bob Geldof has returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin as a protest against Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who also holds the honor. The Irish singer labeled Suu Kyi a "handmaiden to genocide."
The UN vote came just hours after a prosecutor for the ICC said war-crimes may have been committed in the DR Congo. The UN is also pressing President Joseph Kabila to honor a power-sharing deal with the opposition.
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