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(also Bavemba, Vavemba, Muemba), a people inhabiting the northern part of Zambia and the neighboring regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaïre). Separate groups of Bemba live in Tanzania. They number about 1,700,000 (1967 estimate). Their language, Chichemba, is related to the central group of the Bantu family. Most Bemba retain local traditional beliefs, although some are Christian. The group is divided into various tribes including the Bemba, Bisa (Avisa), Lala (Bukanda), Kaonde, Ashi (Baushi), Ambo, Senga, and others. Their basic occupation is slash-and-burn agriculture (millet, sorghum, manioc, and so on). A significant number of Bemba also work in mining enterprises.


Iablochkov, L. D. “Korennoe naselenie Britanskoi Tsentral’noi Afriki.” Afrikanskii etnograficheskii sbornik, issue 2. Moscow, 1958.


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Bemba has been jailed for murders, rapes and acts of pillaging committed by his troops in the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002 and 2003.
Bemba, who served as vice president from 2003 to 2006, failed to discipline or restrain his Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) soldiers as they rampaged through the neighbouring country, the International Criminal Court's presiding judge, Sylvia Steiner, said.
Bemba, 53, is the highest-ranking person yet convicted by the court.
Jean-Pierre Bemba was the president of the Mouvement de Liberation du Congo (MLC) and commander of its military arm, the Armee de Liberation du Congo (ALC).
To give you an example, without the cooperation of states, the recent synchronised arrest of four individuals for offences against the administration of justice in the Bemba case would not have been possible.
The activity is documented even though its link to the Bemba trial remains unclear.
Hugo Hinfelaar looks at the Lumpa Church from the perspective of women protesting against missionary churches for introducing domination against Bemba women.
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Considered to be a minor catch for the ICC and imprisoned in 2006, Lubanga has also been joined in a prison in The Hague by two other Congolese rebel leaders, as well as Democratic Republic of Congo former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba.
Contents Recent Developments Background: The Crisis in DRC Regional Issues: Background and Recent Agreements Political Developments Bemba and the Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) Security Conditions in Eastern Congo Rwanda, DRC, and the CNDP Armed Groups Active in DRC Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) The National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP) The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) Mai Mai Militia The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) The Arrest of FDLR Executive Secretary and a Senior Rwandan Official Joint Military Operations Umoja Wetu Operation Kimia II Amani Leo (Peace Today) MONUSCO MONUC: Overview The Role of MONUC in the Current Crisis MONUC: Human Rights Concerns Human Rights Conditions Economic Conditions U.