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Rwanda rebels lay down weapons in DR Congo

Scores of members of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda want to go home to negotiate with government.

Last updated: 11 Jun 2014 11:51
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Scores of rebels from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) have laid down their weapons in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of a voluntary disarmament exercise.

The rebels say they want to go back home to Rwanda and negotiate with the government.

Some of their leaders are wanted in Rwanda for their alleged involvement in a genocide two decades ago.

Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from South Kivu, in eastern DRC.

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