Democratic Republic of Congo Says It Arrested Top Rwandan Rebel
May 5, 2016 — 10:37 PM GMT-12
The Democratic Republic of Congo said it arrested a leading member of a Rwandan rebel group in the eastern city of Goma.
Brigadier-General Leopord Mujyambere, chief of staff for the Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, was seized Wednesday and transferred to Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, Information Minister Lambert Mende said by phone.
Mujyambere is being interrogated in connection with “crimes against innocent people,” Mende said, and no decision has yet been made on whether he will be extradited to Rwanda.
Congo, almost the size of Western Europe, is the world’s largest source of cobalt and Africa’s biggest miner of copper and tin. It has struggled for two decades to defeat dozens of local and foreign militias in the east of the country, including the FDLR, some of whose leaders are linked to the perpetrators of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.
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