Congo asks Burundi to extradite politician

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day KINSHASA, Congo (AP) – Congo’s information minister says his country is asking Burundi to extradite an opposition politician accused of treason for allegedly plotting with neighboring Rwanda to destabilize the country.Information Minister Lambert Mende says his government has proof that opposition legislator Roger Lumbala was in contact with the personal secretary of Rwanda’s defense minister to plan an insurrection in Congo’s central Kasai province, rich in diamonds. Rwanda has strenuously denied U.N. charges that it is behind a rebellion in mineral-rich eastern Congo. Comments   Share   New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Four benefits of having a wireless security system Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Mende said Lumala “faces a case of presumed high treason” and expects Burundi to return him for trial.He said Lumbala had fled the country Sept. 3 and taken refuge in the South African embassy in Bujumbura, capital of neighboring Burundi. The South African government did not comment Sunday night(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories last_img

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