UN repatriates former combatants in DR of Congo to Rwanda

UN repatriates former combatants in DR of Congo to Rwanda

Continuing its voluntary demobilization programme for ex-combatants in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission in that country said today that it had repatriated to Rwanda nine former fighters, along with four of their dependents.

The group left Lumumbashi in the southern part of the DRC, for Kigali, where they will spend 45 days in a government centre before they re-integrate into civilian life.

To date, the UN mission has organized the return of more than 850 former combatants and their dependents.