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.
Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former warlord and vice president of the DR Congo, has been excluded from December's presidential election. Bemba has been tipped as one of the potential replacements for President Joseph Kabila.
Jean-Pierre Bemba has returned to the DR Congo for the first time in 11 years to submit his candidacy for the nation's upcoming presidential election. He had spent most of the last decade in custody for war crimes.
The UN accused DR Congo security forces of committing horrific acts of violence against civilians in the war-torn Kasai region. The country's human rights minister questioned the findings in an interview with DW.
Judges at the International Criminal Court have ordered the interim conditional release of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba. He is still awaiting sentencing next month in a secondary trial.
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