Congo’s M23 rebel chief Makenga held by Uganda

November 7, 2013 1:37 pm
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 This picture taken on November 25, 2012 shows M23 rebel leader Sultani Makenga in Goma, in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo/AFP
This picture taken on November 25, 2012 shows M23 rebel leader Sultani Makenga in Goma, in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo/AFP

, Kampala November 7 – Democratic Republic of Congo’s M23 rebel chief Sultani Makenga was being held by Uganda’s  military, a senior officer said Thursday, after his insurgents suffered a crushing defeat to UN backed government forces.

“He is with our forces, yes, Makenga has crossed into Uganda with some of his men, he is with us,” a senior Ugandan military officer told AFP, but refused to clarify if he had formally surrendered or was under arrest. The officer said “several” M23 troops had accompanied him, but would not give an exact number.

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