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Congo: Jean-Pierre Bemba has served his time. Now let him serve his people

Jean-Pierre Bemba was vice-president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from 2003 to 2006. 

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What former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré’s trial next month in Senegal means for his victims

Next month former president Hissène Habré, who ruled my native Chad from  June 7, 1982 to December 1, 1990, goes on trial in Senegal, in a special tribunal set up by the African Union.  Habré’s reign was one of absolute terror.  He created the Documentation and Security Directorate (DDS), which quickly developed into a machine of repression. According to the report of an investigation ordered by the Chadian government in 1992, 40,000 people were killed in the prisons of the DDS.

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Senegal opens investigation into murder of Congolese Floribert Chebeya

DRC/Senegal – Senegalese judicial authorities on Tuesday launched an investigation into the 2010 assassination of Congolese human rights activist Floribert Chebeya and his colleague Fidèle Bazana, Hirondelle learned Wednesday.

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From the Balkans to Mali : why access to information is critical for transitional justice

22 years ago, I was a journalist covering the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Whenever I think of that period, I have memories of destruction, of prisoners from all sides who lost 20 or 30 kilos, memories of displaced people getting onto a bus and not knowing if they will ever come back to their homes, echoes of bombings and fear.

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South Sudan talks must make provision for Justice and Reconciliation

As representatives of Salva Kiir and Riek Machar meet in Addis Ababa to negotiate a ceasefire to the conflict that has engulfed South Sudan in past weeks, the question of what a mediated outcome might look like is at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

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Rwanda: Able to stage Chad leader trial

Oct13

Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame says his country is ready to host the trial of former Chadian leader Hissene Habre, following the African Union’s request for the East African the country’s help.Video byVOXAFRICA

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