20 September 2004 by -

The trial of 22 members of the Congolese Armed Forces, which opened in April 2003 only to be immediately adjourned, re-opened before a military court on 26 August in Lumumbashi, Katanga province, reports AFP. The men are charged with «crimes against humanity, rape, pillage *and+ murder» according to an official at the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Monuc). They will stand trial for crimes committed between 10 and 18 November 2002 in Ankoro, situated 800 km south of Lumumbashi.

06 December 2004 by David Lewis

Back from his visit to this isolated town in the south-eastern province of Katanga, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Colonel Mbombo Nzadi seems satisfied. He considers that "it was essential for us to speak to the people on the ground and better understand the circumstances" and therefore that the visit by the tribunal "has helped".