Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda found guilty of war crimes

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Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Fighters loyal to Bosco Ntaganda carried out gruesome massacres of civilians, said judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Ntaganda, nicknamed “Terminator”, was convicted on 18 counts including murder, rape, and sexual slavery.

He becomes the first person convicted of sexual slavery by the ICC.

Ntaganda, who will be sentenced at a later hearing, is the fourth person convicted by the ICC since its creation in 2002.

He has 30 days to appeal against the convictions.

The 46-year-old former rebel has been involved in numerous armed conflicts in both Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.