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Rebel leader Nkunda will return to Congo: Rwanda - Yahoo! News

Rebel leader Nkunda will return to Congo: Rwanda - Yahoo! News: "KIGALI (AFP) – Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda, currently under house arrest in Rwanda, will eventually be sent back to his country, Rwandan Foreign Minister Rosemary Museminali said Saturday.

'General Nkunda is Congolese and will eventually have to return to his country Congo,' she told AFP.

Museminali said the date and the conditions of Nkunda's return to the Democratic Republic of Congo were being discussed 'by a team comprising representatives from both parties.'

Congolese President Joseph Kabila announced a week earlier that the process to extradite the leader of the National Congress for the Defence of the People was under way.

Nkunda was captured last month, two days into an unprecedented joint Rwandan-Congolese military operation in the eastern DRC officially targeted at Rwandan Hutu rebels.

On Friday, Museminali and her Congolese counterpart Tambwe Mwamba concluded a four-day meeting in…

Ethiopian woman confronts "Red Terror" ghosts - Yahoo! News

Ethiopian woman confronts "Red Terror" ghosts - Yahoo! News
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Although 13 years had passed, Hirut Abebe-Jiri instantly recognized the man who tortured her during Ethiopia's brutal "Red Terror" purges. It was a dark era little known to the outside world, but that glimpse of Kelbessa Negewo across an Atlanta hotel lobby in 1990 set in motion a chain of events that ended last month when he lost his appeal against a life sentence for genocide. The former local government official who once sowed such fear in her neighborhood of the Ethiopian capital had been carting around luggage and opening doors. "I was amazed," Hirut told Reuters on Sunday. "It was him. This powerful man was carrying people's bags."