South Sudan refugees take 13 U.N. mission staff hostage

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 18, 2017 1:52 PM

DAKAR (Reuters) - A hundred unarmed South Sudanese refugees in eastern Congo took 13 United Nations mission staff hostage on Tuesday, demanding that they be moved to a third country, a U.N. official based in the area said.

The refugees were among 530 fighters who have been staying in the Munigi base, just outside Goma, since last August, U.N. Goma bureau head Daniel Ruiz told Reuters.

(Reporting by Aaron Ross; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Andrew Roche)