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Court sentences Congo warlord to 30 years for atrocities

Nov. 7, 2019 11:18 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court passed its highest ever sentence Thursday, sending a Congolese warlord known as "The Terminator" to prison for 30 years for crimes including murder, rape and sexual slavery. Bosco Ntaganda was found guilty in July of 18 counts of war crimes and...

International Criminal Court sentences Congolese warlord to maximum 30 years for war crimes, crimes against humanity

Nov. 7, 2019 5:03 AM EST
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court sentences Congolese warlord to maximum 30 years for war crimes, crimes against humanity.

Bus crash in Congo's southwest kills at least 30, injures 16

Oct. 21, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's presidency says at least 30 people have been killed and 16 others injured in a bus accident in southwestern Kongo Central province. The statement from President Felix Tshisekedi's office says the provincial governor is opening an investigation into Sunday's accident. It says...

UN says Ebola in Congo still qualifies as global emergency

Oct. 18, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, even though the number of confirmed cases has slowed in recent weeks. The U.N. health agency first declared the epidemic, the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in...

Global Fund raises $13.92 billion to fight AIDS, TB, malaria

Oct. 10, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An organization that funds programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria raised at least $13.92 billion for the next three years at an international conference, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. The Global Fund said after the conference that Macron, Microsoft co-founder Bill...

Measles outbreak kills more than 4,000 in Congo this year

Oct. 9, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 4,000 people have died in Congo this year in the world's largest measles outbreak, the United Nations children's agency said Wednesday. The Central African nation is also battling an Ebola outbreak that has killed about half that number since August 2018. Since January, more...

US blocks goods from 5 countries for suspected forced labor

Oct. 1, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday announced it is stopping imports of clothing, gold, diamonds and other items believed to have been produced with forced labor by companies based in Brazil, China and Malaysia as well as some gold mined in eastern Congo and diamonds from a region in...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia urges pressure on Iran

Sep. 27, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has railed against what he called the "dangerous phenomenon" of migration in a speech that reflected the country's nationalist policies....