Suspected war criminal surrenders in Rwanda
March 18, 2013 -- Updated 1732 GMT (0132 HKT)
The International Criminal Court first issued an arrest warrant for Bosco Ntaganda in 2006.
- Bosco Ntaganda turns himself in at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali
- He asks to be transferred to the International Criminal Court in The Hague
- Ntaganda is accused of forcing children to become soldiers among other crimes
(CNN) -- A man accused of crimes against humanity who has evaded International Criminal Court warrants for seven years has surrendered to the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, officials said Monday.
"I can confirm that this morning Bosco Ntaganda ... walked into U.S. Embassy Kigali. He specifically asked to be transferred to the ICC in The Hague. We're currently consulting with a number of governments, including the Rwandan government, in order to facilitate his request," U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters.
She said she didn't think U.S. authorities had any advance notice that he would surrender.
News of Ntaganda turning himself in was also reported in a Twitter post from Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo.
The ICC first issued an arrest warrant for Ntaganda, who at different times has been a Congolese rebel leader and a general in the army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 2006. That warrant alleged that Ntaganda had forced children to become soldiers in the DRC.
A second ICC warrant issued in July 2012 accused Ntaganda of murder, rape, attacks on civilians and slavery.
CNN's Aliza Kassim contributed to this report.
Part of complete coverage on
December 10, 2013 -- Updated 1900 GMT (0300 HKT)
Presidents and prime ministers, celebrities and royals joined tens of thousands of South Africans to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.
December 10, 2013 -- Updated 1235 GMT (2035 HKT)
President Obama pays tribute at the Mandela Memorial: "Mandela reminds us that it always seems impossible until it is done," he said.
December 9, 2013 -- Updated 2311 GMT (0711 HKT)
Until he returned home this weekend, Merrill Newman -- an American held in North Korea -- had no idea what a story he'd become.
December 10, 2013 -- Updated 0246 GMT (1046 HKT)
Transportation throughout the inhospitable Arctic region may soon be revolutionized.
December 10, 2013 -- Updated 1430 GMT (2230 HKT)
There were no genetic tests 400,000 years ago, so our ancient relatives didn't know as much about themselves as we know about them now.
Theme parks, sports stadiums, and city squares are among the most popular destinations that people checked into on Facebook in 2013.
December 10, 2013 -- Updated 1653 GMT (0053 HKT)
At a time when many have lost faith in the global financial system, Bitcoin is being hailed as the future of e-commerce.
December 10, 2013 -- Updated 1346 GMT (2146 HKT)
Actress Eleanor Parker, nominated for three Oscars and known for her "Sound of Music" role, died Monday at 91, her family said.
December 10, 2013 -- Updated 1249 GMT (2049 HKT)
Director and actor Charlie Chaplin made Virginia Cherrill perform one scene -- in which she says just two words in a silent film -- 342 times.
December 10, 2013 -- Updated 1118 GMT (1918 HKT)
Each volunteer at Yekokeb Berhan in Ethiopia will take in 25 disadvantaged children as her own.
December 10, 2013 -- Updated 1611 GMT (0011 HKT)
The Web is set to change our lives over the next decade. This will also question the use of personal data and balancing new powers with ethics.
December 10, 2013 -- Updated 2123 GMT (0523 HKT)
Browse through images you don't always see in news reports, taken by CNN teams all around the world.
He was imprisoned for life but that did not quiet him. Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president, and an icon and inspiration.
Today's five most popular stories