Rwanda says it won't hinder transfer of warlord in US Embassy to International Criminal Court

Rwanda's justice minister says his government will not hinder the transfer of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda from the United States Embassy in Kigali to the International Criminal Court.

Justice Minister Tharcisse Karugarama told The Associated Press Thursday that his government has no intention of blocking or hindering the impending transfer of Ntaganda, who has operated in eastern Congo for years. Ntaganda has been living in the U.S. Embassy since Monday.

The Rwandan minister said there is no need for speculation that Rwanda could stand in the way of a transfer to the ICC.

The top U.S. official for Africa, Johnnie Carson, said Wednesday he hoped Rwanda would ensure Ntaganda is able to move freely from the embassy to the airport, and that his transfer would "in no way be inhibited."