ICC sentences DR Congo’s Bemba to 18 years in jail for war crimes

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    In tonight’s edition: Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba is handed an 18-year sentence for the brutal abuses of his militia in Central African Republic. It is the toughest sentence and most high profile conviction yet made by the ICC. Buses are torched and roads baricaded in riots over the ANC’s choice of mayoral candidate. In Rwanda, people used to buying used imported shoes and clothes are less than happy by a hike in the taxies levied on them.
     

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    In This Story: Central African Republic

    The Central African Republic, or Centrafrique, is a landlocked country in Central Africa.

    It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, the Republic of the Congo to the southwest and Cameroon to the west. The CAR covers a land area of about 620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi) and had an estimated population of around 4.7 million as of 2018.

    As of 2020, the CAR is the scene of a civil war, ongoing since 2012.

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