.One of Africa’s most ruthless warlords, who directed his rebel troops to murder, rape and recruit child soldiers, has been convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Judges at the International Criminal Court found Bosco Ntaganda nicknamed “Terminator” guilty of 18 charges linked to more than 2,100 victims in the bloody ethnic conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo including murder, rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers.
Fighters loyal to Bosco Ntaganda carried out gruesome massacres of civilians, said judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC). He becomes the first person convicted of sexual slavery by the ICC.
The conviction of Ntaganda, 46, who was known as the Terminator, is only the fourth conviction secured by prosecutors at the ICC since it was established in 2002.