[QODLink]
Africa

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
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

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.

73

Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
Chinese scientists are designing a particle-smashing collider so massive it could encircle a city.
Critics say the government is going full-steam ahead on economic recovery at the expense of human rights.
Spirits are high in Scotland's 'Whisky Capital of the World' with one distillery thirsty for independence.
President Poroshenko arrives in Washington on Thursday with money and military aid on his mind, analysts say.
Early players in private medicine often focused on volume over quality, turning many Chinese off for-profit care.
join our mailing list