Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka: Rebel leader surrenders to UN


RADIO DANAN: The founder and leader of a Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group who is wanted for crimes against humanity has surrendered, the UN mission in Congo has said.

Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, the founder of Nduma Defense of Congo, has been wanted since 2011 on a national warrant for crimes against humanity, including for mass rapes.

He surrendered to UN forces in the country’s North Kivu region on Wednesday.

Sheka handed himself in “in full awareness of the fact that he is wanted by the government … to stand trial for alleged crimes”, the mission said.

It was not immediately clear why he had turned himself in, but his forces have been locked in a losing fight in recent years with a rival armed group, Reuters news agency said.