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Hello. My name is Ley Uwera, I live in Goma DRC, and I announce that I will post regularly on the @EverydayAfrica. A farmer from the village of #Bogoro, in the South of the Ituri district, sells pieces of sugar cane in Bunia A farmer from the village of Bogoro, in the South of the Ituri district, sells pieces of sugar cane in Bunia eastern Congo Photo by Ley Uwera @leyuwera1 #leyuwera Bunia #Ituri #DRC

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It was half past five on a Monday morning in February 2003 when the first men arrived. They ran to the centre of the village carrying machetes and spears and rifles. Some invaded the houses and shot residents in their sleep, others cut them up with their machetes; another group set the huts on fire and burnt the families alive.

As time went by, the commanders of the group put some chairs under the mango trees close to the village and began to drink beer. By the end of the afternoon, dead bodies of around 200 people were scattered on the ground; and the commanders were drunk.

This is how the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) describes the attack on Bogoro, a village in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). According to the prosecutor’s team of investigators and lawyers, the attack is only one of many events that make the conflict in Central Africa one of the bloodiest since World War II. For almost ten years the ICC team has been building a case against the alleged perpetrators of this particular attack. Now the final stage has been reached.

On March 7 the judges at the Netherlands-based court will deliver their ruling in the case against Germain Katanga, allegedly a leader of one of the groups that committed the attack on Bogoro.

ICC- War crimes conviction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

ICC- War crimes conviction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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The International Criminal Court (ICC), today (7 Mar) rendered Germain Katanga guilty on one count of crimes against humanity (murder) and four counts of war crimes: murder, attacking a civilian population, destruction of property and pillaging, committed on 24 February 2003 during the attack on the village of Bogoro, in…

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