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2010.11.05 La presse anglophone sur la RDC de ce vendredi

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WASHINGTON POST
World Development Report
The sub-Sahara African nations of Congo, Zambia and Zimbabwe ranked even lower on the main index than they did in 1970. [Lire la suite, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/04/AR2010110402884.html]

VOICE OF AMERICA
French Court Orders Transfer of Rwandan Rebel to ICC
A French court has approved the transfer of an exiled Rwandan rebel leader to the International Criminal Court to face war crimes charges. The Paris appeals court Wednesday approved the extradition of Callixte Mbarushimana to the ICC in The Hague, but only on the condition that he not be sent later to Rwanda. [Lire la suite, http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/central/French-Court-Orders-Transfer-of-Rwandan-Rebel-to-ICC–106624483.html]

CONGO SIASA
The Emperor Said So
A bunch of Congolese politicians have recently been courting Jean-Pierre Bemba, the head of the Congolese opposition who is now in jail at the ICC in The Hague. First it was Vital Kamerhe, the former Kabila ally turned opposition politician. Now apparently José Makila, the former governor of Equateur who has clashed with the leadership of the MLC, has visited the disgraced leader in prison. [Lire la suite, http://congosiasa.blogspot.com/2010/11/emperor-said-so.html]

Are foreign companies guilty of war crimes for pillaging the Congo?
A report was released last week by the Open Society Justice Initiative, penned by University of British Columbia professor James Stewart, on « Corporate War Crimes, » a primer on how pillage can be tried as a war crime. Interesting and contentious stuff. Apparently The Hague Regulations of 1907 and the Geneva Conventions of 1949 prohibit pillage, and most domestic jurisdictions and international courts include laws against pillage. [Lire la suite, http://congosiasa.blogspot.com/2010/11/are-foreign-companies-guilty-of-war.html]

FRANCE24
Rwandan rebel leader to faces charges in The Hague
A French court has given the go ahead on the transfer of exiled Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana (pictured) to the International Criminal Court Wednesday to stand trial for alleged war crimes committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [Lire la suite, http://www.france24.com/en/20101103-rwandan-rebel-leader-callixte-mbarushimana-face-charges-war-crimes-hague-france]

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORTS (UNDP)
The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development
For the first, the Report looks back rigorously at the past several decades and identifies often surprising trends and patterns with important lessons for the future. These varied pathways to human development show that there is no single formula for sustainable progress—and that impressive gains can be achieved even without consistent economic growth. [Lire la suite, http://hdr.undp.org/en/]

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2010-11-04 à 22:48

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