Congo-Kinshasa:Impact of the Bemba Acquittal Already Seen in DRC

[Bemba Trial Website] The return of Jean-Pierre Bemba to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday has once again generated attention on the militia leader-turned-politician. His return is less than two months after judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) acquitted him for the rape, murder, and pillage committed by troops in his Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) in the Central African Republic (CAR). The legal aspects of his acquittal have been the subject of substantial discussion, with commentators

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Zimbabwe:Party Presidents Sign Peace Pledge for Elections

[The Herald] All 23 presidential contestants in the July 30 harmonised elections yesterday signed a high-level peace pledge committing themselves and their political parties to a peaceful campaign ahead of the polls. A few presidential candidates were represented by senior party members at the signing ceremony.

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