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2010.10.20 La presse anglo-saxonne sur la RDC de ce mercredi

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VOICE OF AMERICA
Congo’s Former VP Bemba War Crimes Trial Gets Go Ahead
Fadi El Abdallah is an officer at the International Criminal Court. « The outcome of today’s judgment is that the case against Mr. Bemba is admissible indeed, and the trial can continue, » he said. [Lire la suite, http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Bemba-War-Crimes-Trial-Gets-Go-Ahead–105266838.html]

DRC Government Denies Failing to Implement Peace Accord
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s information minister has denied accusations his government has failed to fully implement a peace agreement signed in March with both Pareco and the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP) rebel groups. [Lire la suite, http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/DRC-Government-Denies-Failing-to-Implement-Peace-Accord-105223369.html]

CNN
Raped women used as pawns in Congo war
Quiet, remote and beautiful villages have become the scene for unspeakable horror as women are raped as a weapon in war. Violence in the democratic Republic of Congo is brutal and that includes armed gangs raping and killing. [Lire la suite, http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/10/19/congo.rapes/index.html?iref=allsearch]

Militia leader may be tried on crimes against humanity, court rules
An international court cleared the way Tuesday to try a former politician and militia leader for crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder, rape and pillaging. The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, knocked down an appeal by Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, ruling that the court may admit his case to trial. [Lire la suite, http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/10/19/icc.militia.leader.trial/index.html?iref=allsearch]

Women demand an end to « rape as a weapon » of war
[Suivre le reportage, http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2010/10/18/dnt.congo.violence.cnn?iref=allsearch]

FRANCE24
DR Congo war crimes accused loses bid to end trial
Democratic Republic of Congo former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba lost a last-ditch bid on Tuesday to stop his war crimes trial when world court judges dismissed his « abuse of process » appeal. [Lire la suite, http://www.france24.com/en/20101019-dr-congo-war-crimes-accused-loses-bid-end-trial]

WASHINGTON POST
Int’l court rejects ex-Congo VP war crimes appeal
An appeals panel at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday rejected former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba’s bid to have rape, murder and pillage charges against him dismissed. [Lire la suite, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/19/AR2010101901257.html?sub=AR]

Protesters in E. Congo demand soldiers leave
Witnesses and an official say civilians are protesting after three residents were killed when soldiers looted homes in Congo’s South Kivu province. Katana county resident Emmanuel Mburungu says soldiers forced themselves into homes Sunday, demanding money and mobile phones. [Lire la suite, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/18/AR2010101801692.html]

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