The United Nations has labeled the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to two defenders of victims of sexual violence “a fantastic announcement” while the UN Chief called the winners fearless champions of the rights of women.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s region of Kivu, where 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner doctor Denis Mukwege is based, has been caught up in conflict and war for 24 years.
South Africa is fully committed to rooting out sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers. This was the message delivered by Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.
The International Criminal Court on Monday fined Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba 300,000 euros ($350,730) and sentenced him to 12 months for witness tampering, but his jail term was reduced to zero due to time already served.
Notorious Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen’s lawyers open their defence Tuesday at the International Criminal Court, where their client is charged with conducting a reign of terror in northern Uganda.
Ugandan navy speedboats sliced through murky Lake Edward towards a fleet of wooden canoes carrying illegal fishermen from the Democratic Republic of Congo, hightailing it back to their own waters.
A suspected case of Ebola has been reported in Uganda.
Thirteen separatists in an oil-rich enclave on Africa’s west coast ruled by Angola have been acquitted of charges of crimes against state security, local media said Friday.
Long ahead of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential poll on 23 December 2018, the conditions appear already stacked against the opposition candidates, writes William Gumede.
Ugandan legislator Francis Zaake, detained after the president’s convoy was stoned, has been “brutalised” by security personnel, an opposition figure said on Wednesday as images of the bruised lawmaker emerged on social media.