Officers in the main rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say they have ousted their leader, Gen Laurent Nkunda – a claim he denies.

CNDP officers told Paul Ndiho they had removed Gen Nkunda because of what they described as “bad governance and corruption”.

But Gen Nkunda speaking to Vipi Africa by telephone from Eastern Congo denied the media reports saying that it was not true.

The CNDP launched a major offensive in August, which displaced more than a quarter of a million people and raised fears of a wider regional war. Paul Ndiho has more