DRC warlord dubbed ‘The Terminator’ convicted of war crimes
20 July 2019 | 4:30 pm
DRC warlord dubbed 'The Terminator' convicted of war crimes.
18 Feb 2021
A former Central African Republic football boss and a lawmaker nicknamed Rambo deny war crime charges in The Hague. The pair are accused of heading up militia groups that terrorised communities during the country's 2013-2014 civil war. Also, the G5 Sahel summit wraps up with African leaders vowing to press on with crackdowns on terrorist groups in the region and Chad announcing the deployment of troops between Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. Finally, visitors to Nairobi's main airport are met with a robotic response as Kenya tries to minimise the risk of exposure to Covid-19.
20 Feb 2021
The World Health Organization's Africa chief speaks on patient zero for the separate, unlinked outbreaks of Ebola in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
22 Feb 2021
A spokesperson for the European Commission says the situation in DRC is 'extremely worrying' following the announcement of the killing of the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo while travelling with a UN convoy in the east of the country.
10 Apr 2021
Police in Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, fire tear gas and arrest demonstrators calling for the departure of the UN's MONUSCO peacekeeping mission, who they accuse of having failed to stop civilian massacres.
17 May 2021
Dozens of police were injured and one officer was killed this week as rival Muslim factions clashed in Kinshasa during the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday.
22 May 2021
This week in Africa Weekly, Chad's military has declared victory over FACT, the rebel group blamed for killing ex-leader Idriss Deby. The International Criminal Court has sentenced Ugandan warlord Dominic Ongwen to 25 years' imprisonment for war crimes as a key commander of brutal group the Lord's Resistance Army. In Egypt, Muslims celebrate Eid with more ceremony than last year, when Covid-19 shut down festivities at the end of Ramadan. Finally, we explore the world of money changers in Djibouti, an unassuming group of women who keep the wheels of the economy turning.
27 May 2021
In the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, rescue workers recover the bodies of people asphyxiated by toxic fumes from the lava of the Nyiragongo volcano. Rescuers found a total of five victims, bringing to 20 the number killed since Africa's most active volcano erupted on Saturday.
4 Jun 2021
In tonight's edition: the Nyiragongo volcano in DR Congo has been spewing ash for almost a fortnight, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee the city of Goma. Also, Mali has been suspended from the African Union after a second coup in nine months. The bloc is also threatening sanctions if a civilian-led government is not restored in Bamako. And French Prime Minister Jean Castex has begun a two-day visit to Tunisia. Talks will focus on the economy, security issues and migration.
10 Jun 2021
Former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic's life sentence for genocide and other war crimes has been upheld by the UN War Crimes Tribunal.
11 Jul 2021
Victims of attacks carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces rebel group in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo receive treatment at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) unit in Beni General Hospital.
2 Sep 2021
As the war in Yemen continues, lawyers have called on the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into the Saudi-led coalition, accusing it of war crimes and crimes against humanity. We speak to British barrister Toby Cadman, co-founder of Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers. He tells us why he filed the request at the ICC.
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Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis granted an interview to FRANCE 24 from the capital Nicosia. The northern third of the Republic of Cyprus has been under Turkish domination since 1974. Anastasiadis said that Russia's invasion of Ukraine uses the "exact same arguments that Turkey used to invade Cyprus". Asked about tensions with Turkey over hydrocarbons, he expressed hope that Ankara will not "will not attempt to do anything that will cause conflagration and risk peace in the region".
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A picture on social media is being shared as alleged proof that Russian President Vladimir Putin has stepped up his security and wears a bulletproof vest. Also, some users, including politicians, are claiming that Russian soldiers burned Ukrainian history books. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.