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22 September 2017 15:44 (South Africa)

Congo warlords to face justice in The Hague

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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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Germain Katanga

Two Democratic Republic of Congo warlords are to go on trial at the war crimes court in The Hague in the Netherlands on charges of ordering attacks on civilians, rapes of women and the enlistment of child soldiers. Germain Katanga (pictured) and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui are accused of directing a 2003 attack on a village in the Ituri region in the north-east of the DRC, as rival groups battled for control of gold, diamonds and oil. Prosecutors say the attack was also a bout of ethnic cleansing. About 200 people were killed, predominantly the village’s Hema ethnic inhabitants. Read more: Reuters, Human Rights Watch

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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