Rebels in DR Congo warned to surrender or face military action

An Egyptian battalion patrol the surroundings of Camp Lieutenant General Jean-Lucien Bauma, DRC which is hosting former FDLR combatants. Photo MONUSCO/Abel Kavanagh

Rebels who have been operating in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been told to surrender or face military action.

The warning has come from the Force Commander of the UN mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) which is helping to bring stability to the country.

The Rwandan Hutu rebels of the so-called Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) have been operating in the DR Congo after participating in the Rwanda genocide of 1994.

A deadline to surrender and disarm expired on 2 January.

Eleuteiro Guevane has been discussing this issue with MONUSCO Force Commander Lieutenant General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz.

Duration: 2'27"

 

Filed under Today's Features.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

 

October 2017
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031