Process marred by repression, major transparency issues, seriously unlevel playing field. Enough Project and The Sentry’s experts are available for comment
Today, a Central African Republican militia commander, Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, was arrested by French authorities in Paris, pursuant to an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant. This follows the recent arrest of Alfred Yekatom, a.k.a. “Rambo”, on November 17 by Central African Republic (CAR) authorities and who is now in custody in The Hague. This series of arrests represents a glimmer of hope for the victims of CAR’s brutal war, and highlights the international court’s capacity to advance accountability.
New legislation includes sanctions requirement targeting senior political leaders, works to counter corruption and human rights abuses, and support credible, transparent elections, free press, and peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo
By Annie Callaway
An Introduction from John Prendergast