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URGENT ¥¥¥ DR Congo warlord 'to be taken to The Hague within days'

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Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who turned himself in at the US embassy in Rwanda for extradition to the International Criminal Court, will be transferred to The Hague within days, the court's chief prosecutor said Wednesday.

"We are working very closely with those who can help us to ensure he's transferred in the shortest possible time," said ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. She estimated he would be brought to The Hague within "a couple of days" to face charges for using child soldiers, keeping women as sex slaves and participating in the murder of at least 800 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo between 2002 and 2003.

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