Congolese reporter charged over UN experts’ murder
A Congolese journalist suspected of having information about the 2017 killing of two UN experts in central Democratic Republic of Congo was charged on Wednesday, the military prosecutor's office said.
Sosthene Kambidi, who has been held since his arrest in the capital Kinshasa on Monday night, "is no longer being questioned as a witness, but as an accused," a senior prosecutor told AFP, declining to be identified.
"The interrogation is continuing," the prosecutor added, declining to say what the journalist had been charged with.
American Michael Sharp and Swedish-Chilean Zaida Catalan, had been hired by the United Nations to probe violence in the Kasai region of central DRC. They were kidnapped and murdered in March 2017.
At the time, authorities said they were killed by members of the Kamuina Nsapu rebel group, which was at war with the state army.