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Congo militia free 43 seized in arms handover row

Congolese militiamen have released 43 local disarmament officers they had threatened to burn alive unless they were paid cash for handing in their weapons, officials said on Wednesday. More than 500 “Mai Mai” militia took the hostages in Luvungi disarmament camp, near the eastern town of Bukavu, late on Tuesday to demand an initial payment of $110 each they say the national disarmament commission owes them. Full Story

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