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17.05.2016 - (Last modified: 04.11.2016)
In early January 2011, a simple fight between two men in Fizi (South Kivu Province) degenerated when a group of soldiers belonging to the Congolese army launched an offensive against the civilian population. Several tens of victims reported acts of rape, pillage and murder. Thirteen months later, nine soldiers – of whom Lieutenant Colonel Kibibi Mutware was the main a...


17.05.2016 - (Last modified: 04.11.2016)
On the fringe of an operation by the Congolese army in the village of Kibungwe (South Kivu Province) in February 2010, Lieutenant Colonel Djela Felix and his men killed two people and raped a woman. Their trial was held in 2013 before the South Kivu Military Court. Djela was sentenced to life imprisonment for the crimes committed, and the Congolese State was considere...


17.05.2016 - (Last modified: 14.09.2018)
In September 2013, in the village of Mukoloka in Shabunda Territory (South Kivu Province), Army Corporal Bolingo Katutsi forced open the door of the house where W. and E. lived, and raped them using his rifle. One of the two women had given birth just two weeks earlier, and her child was injured at the time the crimes were committed, dying a few months later. The Army...

Argor-Heraeus SA and Hussar Limited

16.05.2016 - (Last modified: 11.06.2019)
In partnership with the NGOs Open Society Justice Initiative and Conflict Awareness Project, TRIAL International, filed a report against Argor-Heraeus SA before the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland in November 2013. That company was accused of refining nearly three tonnes of gold pillaged by rebels in the north of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC...

Bedi Mobuli Engangela

08.05.2016 - (Last modified: 27.09.2016)
Bedi Mobuli Engangela was born in 1974 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Engangela first joined the Armed force...
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Jerome Kakwavu

08.05.2016 - (Last modified: 27.09.2016)
Jerome Kakwavu, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a former warlord of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of th...
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Paul Mwilambwe

08.05.2016 - (Last modified: 21.08.2019)
Paul Mwilambwe was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 1973. He became commander of the Congolese National...
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Thomas Lubanga Dyilo

02.05.2016 - (Last modified: 07.06.2016)
Thomas Lubanga Dyilo was born on 29 December 1960 in Djiba in the Ituri district of the Democratic Republic of the Congo...
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Fabien Bokila Lolemi

27.04.2016 - (Last modified: 10.06.2016)
Fabien Bokila Lolemi was a member of the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo, FARDC), where he served as Lieutenant Colonel in the 9th Battalion. Bokila and other members of the Battalion in the past fought for the former rebel group known as Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC), lead by Jean...

Sylvestre Mudacumura

27.04.2016 - (Last modified: 10.06.2016)
Sylvestre Mudacumura was born in Gutumba sector, Gisenyi prefecture in Rwanda in 1954. He is the highest-ranking militar...
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Adémar Ilunga

27.04.2016 - (Last modified: 07.04.2017)
Colonel Adémar Ilunga, also known as Kote Kubaya Kisu Makali, was the Commander of the 62nd Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC). His alias means “Evil in all respects with sharp knife”. He is considered a Katangan gendarme trained in Angola. He is alleged to have been implicated in illegal trade of copper ore from the mines in the t...

Yves Mandro Kahwa Panga

26.04.2016 - (Last modified: 14.06.2016)
Yves Mandro Kahwa Panga was born on 20 August 1973 in Bunia, the regional capital of Ituri, in the Democratic Republic o...
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