Democratic Republic of Congo’s army fired mortars and used helicopter gunships against rebel targets near the eastern city of Goma for a second day, spokesmen for the rebels and the United Nations said.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government flew 247 separatist rebels from the southern copper- rich province of Katanga to the capital, Kinshasa, to face military court after a clash in which 35 people died on March 23.
The Democratic Republic of Congo urged the United Nations to sanction Rwandan officials found to be supporting a rebellion in eastern Congo that’s forced about a half-million people to flee, Communications Minister Lambert Mende said.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s government urged the M23 rebel group to disband after the Central African nation agreed to a United Nations-backed plan to restore state authority along its eastern border.
An unidentified militia group attacked Lubumbashi, capital of Democratic Republic of Congo’s copper-rich Katanga province, seizing a United Nations compound and causing an unknown number of casualties.
Bosco Ntaganda, a rebel leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo wanted for war crimes, surrendered to the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda and asked to be sent to the International Criminal Court, the State Department said.
South African prosecutors said 19 suspects accused of plotting to overthrow the government of Democratic Republic of Congo were seeking to buy weapons and set up a training camp when they were arrested.