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Diplomacy & Peace

Bemba release ordered after war crimes acquittal

Bemba release orderedJean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese ex-vice president whose war crimes conviction was quashed on appeal last week, must be released, judges at International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled.


On Ethiopia-Eritrea frontline, anger at Addis' olive branch

Eritrean soldiers.For the residents of Badme, a desolate border town in the war-scarred badlands between Ethiopia and Eritrea, new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s peace overtures to Asmara, Addis Ababa’s sworn enemy, are an insult to the living and the dead.

ISS: Can South Africa make a difference on a fractured Security Council?

The UN Security Council.South Africa was once ‘a giant in the world and our reputation was well known, because of what we represented’, says the country’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. This reputation has been tarnished in recent years – including in the United Nations (UN).


Bemba acquitted of war crimes

Bemba acquitted of war crimesThe International Criminal Court (ICC) overturned the war crimes conviction of former Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, a blow to prosecutors that could impact politics in his home country.

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