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URGENT ¥¥¥ ICC confirms DR Congo warlord Ntaganda headed for The Hague

The International Criminal Court said Friday that wanted DR Congo rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda, who surrendered earlier this week, is headed to The Hague-based court from Rwanda. "Ntaganda... surrendered himself voluntarily and is now... headed to the ICC detention centre in The Hague," the ICC said. cjo/jhe/mbx

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

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.

U.S. seeks swift transfer of Congo warlord to Hague court

By Jenny Clover KIGALI (Reuters) - The United States is seeking the swift transfer of a Congolese warlord from its embassy in Rwanda to a war crimes tribunal for a trial that could help eastern Democratic Republic of Congo inch towards peace. Bosco Ntaganda gave himself up to the U.S. Embassy in Kigali on Monday after a 15-year career that spanned a series of Rwandan-backed rebellions in eastern Congo. He asked to be sent to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague where he faces war crimes charges.

ICC officials en route to collect DR Congo warlord: US

International Criminal Court officials are travelling to Rwanda to collect Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who is holed up in the US embassy there, a top American diplomat said Wednesday. Ntaganda surprised US embassy staff in Kigali on Monday when he walked in off the street and asked for help in reaching the ICC in The Hague, where he is wanted on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. "Officials from the ICC are, as we speak, en route to Kigali," the top US diplomat for Africa, Johnnie Carson, told reporters on Wednesday.

DR Congo warlord transfer to ICC a step toward peace: UN

The UN mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday said transferring wanted Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who has surrendered in Kigali, to the international war crimes court will be a solid move towards peace. "The surrender of Bosco Ntaganda and his imminent transfer to the International Criminal Court will allow the peace process in DR Congo to move forward," Roger Meece, head of the UN mission, known as MONUSCO, said in a statement.

Wanted DR Congo rebel surrenders to US embassy in Kigali

Democratic Republic of Congo rebel Bosco Ntaganda, wanted by the International Criminal Court for a string of alleged atrocities, has surrendered to the US embassy in Kigali, a US official and Rwanda's foreign ministry said Monday. Ntaganda asked to be sent to the world's permanent independent war crimes court, said US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. "I can confirm that Bosco Ntaganda... walked into the US embassy in Kigali this morning. He specifically asked to be transferred to the ICC in The Hague," she told reporters in Washington.

Embassy surrender is end of line for Congo's "Terminator"

By Pascal Fletcher and Richard Valdmanis (Reuters) - It was a surprisingly meek end of a career for "The Terminator", one of the world's most wanted war crime fugitives. Bosco Ntaganda, the Rwandan-born Tutsi rebel sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and an alleged leader of the M23 revolt in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, walked into the U.S. embassy in Rwanda on Monday and handed himself over, the U.S. government said.

Congo ICC war suspect surrenders at U.S. Embassy in Rwanda

By Jenny Clover KIGALI (Reuters) - Fugitive Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda walked into the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda on Monday and asked to be transferred to the International Criminal Court, where he faces war crimes charges racked up during years of rebellion.

Wanted DR Congo rebel surrenders to US embassy in Kigali

Democratic Republic of Congo rebel Bosco Ntaganda, wanted by the International Criminal Court for a string of alleged atrocities, has surrendered to the US embassy in Kigali, US and Rwandan officials said Monday. Ntaganda asked to be sent to the ICC, the world's permanent independent war crimes court, said US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. "I can confirm that Bosco Ntaganda... walked into the US embassy in Kigali this morning. He specifically asked to be transferred to the ICC in The Hague," she told reporters in Washington.

ICC-wanted DR Congo rebel 'surrenders to US embassy in Kigali'

Democratic Republic of Congo rebel Bosco Ntaganda, wanted by the International Criminal Court for a string of atrocities, has surrendered to the US embassy in Kigali, Rwanda's foreign minister said Monday. "We have just learned that General Ntaganda presented himself at the US Embassy early this morning," Louise Mushikiwabo said in an official statement. Rwanda's government is "currently establishing further details on this evolving situation," the statement added. The US embassy refused to confirm or deny his presence.
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