Arrest warrant issued for DR Congo opposition leader Katumbi | Reuters

KINSHASA Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi has been indicted on charges of hiring mercenaries as part of a plot against long-standing President Joseph Kabila, and a warrant is out for his arrest, government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Thursday.

Katumbi, who is running for president in elections scheduled for November, has been accused of hiring mercenaries, including former U.S. soldiers. He denies the allegations.

Katumbi was not available for comment on Thursday.

(Reporting By Aaron Ross, writing by Edward McAllister; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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Updated Date: May 19, 2016 22:01 PM

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