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The family of Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) murdered independence hero Patrice Lumumba has buried his only known remains, a tooth, in the capital Kinshasa, 61 years after his death at the hands of Belgian-backed secessionist rebels. Lumumba was killed by a firing squad on Januar...

A German court has handed a five-year jail sentence to a 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard, the oldest person so far to go on trial for complicity in war crimes during the Holocaust. 

Priceless artifacts removed and looted from African nations during Germany’s colonial period will be permanently returned, officials said.  The Berlin-based Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, which manages the German capital’s many museums, said it had entered into negotiations on ...

Relatives of 46 people who disappeared in the Hadzici area after being detained by Bosnian Serb forces during the war in 1992 rallied outside the state prosecutor’s office, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. No one has been prosecuted over the disappearances so far....

The coffin of slain Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba returned to his home on Wednesday for an emotionally charged tour and burial, more than six decades after his assassination. A plane took Lumumba’s mortal remains—a tooth that ex-colonial power Belgium handed over to his f...

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said that Albania is preparing a resolution against the 2010 report that accused Kosovo’s former president of war crimes, which will be submitted to the Council of Europe. During a joint meeting on Monday in Pristina between the governments of Kosovo an...

Serge Brammertz, the chief prosecutor at the UN’s International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, told the Security Council in New York on Tuesday that Croatia is “taking political decisions to block the justice process” in 1990s war crimes cases. Presenting his la...

Fifty years after the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study was revealed to the public and halted, the organization that made those funeral payments, the Milbank Memorial Fund, publicly apologized Saturday to descendants of the study’s victims. The move is rooted in America’s racial reckonin...

Belgian King Reiterates Regrets for Colonial Past in DR Congo, Stops Short of Apology In a speech outside the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) parliament, Philippe amplified remorse he first voiced two years ago over Belgium’s brutal colonial rule—an era that historians say saw mil...

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has selected 13 journalists, historians, artists, and activists to receive grants to create small projects based on the archives of the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague and domestic courts in former Yugoslav countries. The recipients of the ...