DR Congo war crimes suspect Ntaganda before ICC judge

Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda made his first appearance before an International Criminal Court judge on Tuesday after turning himself in to face charges ranging from murder and rape to using child soldiers.

The warlord known as "The Terminator" appeared with a shaved head, thin moustache and wearing a black suit jacket after arriving in The Hague from Kigali on Friday, an AFP correspondent said.

"My name is Bosco Ntaganda, I only have the two names, the names given to me by my parents," he said when presiding judge Ekaterina Trendafilova asked him to identify himself.

"As you know, I was a soldier in the Congo," he said. "I was born in Rwanda but I grew up in the Congo. I am Congolese."