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n. pl. Bemba or Bem·bas
1. A member of a people of northeast Zambia and adjacent parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, and Malawi.
2. The Bantu language of the Bemba. Also called Chibemba.

[Bemba -bemba, ethnic self-designation.]


npl -ba or -bas
1. (Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of Africa, living chiefly in Zambia on a high infertile plateau
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family


(ˈbɛm bə)

n., pl. -bas, (esp. collectively) -ba.
1. a member of an African people or group of peoples of NE Zambia and adjacent parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Malawi.
2. the Bantu language of the Bemba.
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In Zambia, three of the presidents have been from the Bemba group.
Sin esto, a los superiores jerarquicos les puede ser imputada la responsabilidad por cadena de mando prevista en el articulo 28, inciso a), del Estatuto de Roma de la Corte Penal Internacional y en la sentencia dictada por dicho tribunal en el emblematico caso del general congoleno Jean Pierre Bemba.
Last year, the ICC found former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, who was the commander in chief of a former Congolese rebel group, guilty on five charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including rape, murder and pillage in the neighboring Central African Republic.
This was printed in six languages - English, Welsh, Swahili (East Africa), Bemba (Zambia), Shoma (Southern Africa) and Hausa (Nigeria and Western Africa).
CONGOLESE former vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba has been sentenced to 18 years in prison by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and sexual violence.
Congo's Jean-Pierre Bemba became the highest-ranking politician to be convicted by the international war crimes court on Monday, when it judged him responsible for a 2002-2003 campaign of rape and murder in Central African Republic.
THE HAGUE (TAP) - Former Congolese vice president and rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba was convicted Monday of war crimes including murder, rape and pillage by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.
166) The Trial Chamber declined to render a formal decision about the knowledge requirement it would impose on the defendant, depriving Bemba of his right to notification of the charges against him.
Two years later, in the Bemba decision, Pre-Trial Chamber II reached the opposite conclusion.
A total of 33 languages are spoken among the ambassadors, including popular languages such as Arabic, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, but also less familiar languages such as Bemba, Hungarian and Swahili.
Four individuals were recently arrested in relation to witness interference in the Bemba case, with Bemba himself also accused of the same crimes.
It is especially illustrative of the aforementioned because the film oscillates between, on the one hand, the stories of victims and victim communities, and on the other hand, the production of a legal case against Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo by experts working for the prosecution.