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Vol 53 No 9

Published 27th April 2012


Congo-Kinshasa

Wanted – the Terminator

A general has become a rebel again and the patchwork of militias integrated into the army is unravelling and endangering security

General Jean-Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity during the 1998-2003 civil war, has taken to the bush in command of an independent force. He was spooked by the ICC conviction of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo for recruiting child soldiers and evidently fears the fate of his former comrade-in-arms (AC Vol 53 No 6, Blue lines). Despite general alarm, President Joseph Kabila is not keen to pursue him.

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