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Congo's former rebel leader Pastor Ntumi surrenders arms [The Morning Call]

Congo's former rebel leader Pastor Ntumi surrenders arms [The Morning Call]

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Eight months after a ceasefire ended the hidden conflict between the Congolese government and the militia group called the Ninjas, former Congolese rebel leader Frédéric Bintsamou, popularly known as Pasteur Ntumi, has made his first public appearance.

Together with ex-combatants, Ntumi joined the weapons collection operation, part of the amnesty programme offered by the Congolese government in July.

Ntumi’s rebel group a previously dormant militia, the Ninja had fought the government forces in a 20 month conflict that left tens of thousands displaced and entire districts deserted.

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