Kampala - The military commander of Democratic Republic of Congo
Congo's defeated M23 rebel movement, Sultani Makenga, has surrendered and is
being held in Uganda at an undisclosed location, a senior Ugandan military
officer told Reuters on Thursday.
"I can confirm to you he is with us. He surrendered to
us yesterday [Wednesday] and we're holding him somewhere and some other
commanders of his," the officer said, asking not to be named. He added
that the group would be held until a peace agreement was signed.
The M23 group declared an end to its military campaign on
Tuesday in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and said it would seek
political talks after Congolese troops, backed by a UN force, routed them
from their last hideouts.