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DR Congo's Bemba seeks 68 mln euros from war crimes court

Den Haag - Former DR Congo vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba is demanding 68 million euros in compensation from the International Criminal Court following his war crimes acquittal last year, his lawyer said Monday.

DR Congo ex-warlord's sentence for witness bribes upheld

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Monday upheld former DR Congo vice-president and warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's one-year sentence for bribing witnesses in a case that led to him being barred for running for president.

ICC to sentence DR Congo's Bemba in bribery case

Den Haag - Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba is to be sentenced Monday by international judges for bribing witnesses during an earlier war crimes trial, which led to him being excluded from running for DR Congo president.

Top DR Congo court excludes Bemba from presidential race

Apo - The Democratic Republic of Congo's highest court on Monday ended former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's bid to stand in this year's presidential election, upholding an earlier ban imposed on him for bribing witnesses."The constitutional court...

Former DR Congo warlord Bemba lands in Kinshasa

Apo - Former warlord and ex-vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday after an 11-year absence, an AFP reporter saw.

Bemba in spotlight as DR Congo opens registration for election bids

Apo - The Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday prepared for a two-week period for candidates to register their bids for key elections as former vice president and ex-warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba took centre-stage.

Acquitted former DRCongo vice president Bemba in Belgium: ICC

Den Haag - Former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba has arrived in Belgium after being acquitted on appeal of war crimes, the International Criminal Court said Friday.

'They whipped and raped her': victims recall raids by Bemba's men

Bangui - "They tied up my younger sister, whipped her and raped her," says Ghislain Bertrand Bouanga, recalling the day when former Congolese rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba's brutal militia raided his home."She has been disabled ever since.

DRCongo's Bemba in ICC dock for bribing witnesses

Den Haag - Convicted Congolese war criminal Jean-Pierre Bemba found himself back in the dock at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday -- this time accused of bribing witnesses and falsifying evidence.

ICC to hand down verdict against DRCongo ex-leader

Den Haag - War crimes judges deliver their verdict Monday against former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, blamed for unbridled rapes and killings by his private army in neighbouring Central African Republic over a decade ago.

ICC war crimes suspect Bemba, aides' bribery trial opens

Den Haag - Congolese former vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba and four close associates went on trial Tuesday before the International Criminal Court, facing charges of bribing witnesses in Bemba's war crimes case.

Bemba rejects Congo poll results

Political turmoil in Congo seems to be a way of life.

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