Former Congolese warlord Bosco “Terminator” Ntaganda is set to be tried

Former Congolese warlord Bosco “Terminator” Ntaganda is set to be tried before the International Criminal Court for war crimes, including the rape of child soldiers within his own rebel force.

The former leader of rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who turned himself in two years ago, will face 18 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity at his highly-anticipated trial today before The Hague-based court.

Prosecutors say Ntaganda played a central role in savage ethnic attacks on civilians in the mineral-rich and restive north-eastern Congolese province of Ituri in 2002-2003, in a conflict rights groups believe has left some 60,000 dead since 1999.

 



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