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Militia Leader Convicted in Central African Republic

AP Editors Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Human rights groups in Central African Republic say a former warlord who fought in the anti-Balaka militia has been sentenced to life in prison, a first for this conflict-wracked country.

The International Federation for Human Rights said Monday that the conviction of Rodrigue Ngaibona, known as "General Andjilo," is the first of its kind since communal tensions erupted in 2013. A coalition of human rights group said Monday it was a "decisive first step." ...

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