Islamist militia kills female Malawian peacekeeper in eastern Congo

A female peacekeeper from Malawi was killed in an attack by an Islamist militia in eastern Congo’s North Kivu province on Monday morning, the U.N. and the Malawian government said. A local civil rights group said separately that fighters with the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Islamist armed group with Ugandan origins, attacked the village… Read More Islamist militia kills female Malawian peacekeeper in eastern Congo

International Criminal Court judges uphold war crimes conviction of former Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda

Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court upheld on Tuesday the conviction of former Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda for war crimes and crimes against humanity, and confirmed his 30-year jail sentence. “Having rejected mister Ntaganda’s grounds of appeal in their entirety, the appeals chamber hereby confirms the trial chamber’s sentencing judgment,” presiding judge Howard… Read More International Criminal Court judges uphold war crimes conviction of former Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda

Eleven killed as suspected Islamist rebels attack northeastern Congo

​Islamist rebels are suspected of killing at least 11 civilians in an attack in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said on Wednesday, adding to some 1,000 civilians who have been killed there in similar attacks since 2014. The civilians were killed by rebels from a Ugandan Islamist group called the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)… Read More Eleven killed as suspected Islamist rebels attack northeastern Congo