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ICC sentences DR Congo's Bemba to 18 years in jail for war crimes

By: Georja Calvin-Smith Follow | Jennifer BEN BRAHIM
1 min

In tonight's edition: Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba is handed an 18-year sentence for the brutal abuses of his militia in Central African Republic. It is the toughest sentence and most high-profile conviction yet made by the ICC.

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Also, buses are torched and roads barricaded in South Africa amid riots over the ANC's choice of mayoral candidate.

And in Rwanda, people who buy used imported shoes and clothes are less than happy at a hike in the taxes levied on them.

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