February 5, 2018: UN, DFAT add 4 to DRC sanctions

On Monday, Australian regulators added the following persons to their sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after their designation by the corresponding United Nations Sanctions Committee:

1. MUHINDO AKILI MUNDOS

CDi.032 Name: 1) MUHINDO 2) AKILI 3) MUNDOS 4) na

Name (original script): na Title: na Designation: a) DRC Armed Forces (FARDC) General, 

Commander of the 31st Brigade b) FARDC Brigadier General DOB: 10 Nov. 1972 POB:

Democratic Republic of the Congo Good Quality a.k.a.: a) Charles Muhindo Akili Mundos b)

Akili Muhindo c) Muhindo Mundos Low Quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Democratic Republic 

of the Congo Passport no.: na National Identification No.: na Address: na Listed on: 1

Feb. 2018 Other information: Muhindo Akili Mundos is an FARDC General, Commander of 

the 31st Brigade. He was appointed commander of the FARDC’s Operational Sector in the 

areas of Beni and Lubero, including Operation Sukola I against the Allied Democratic Forces 

(ADF) in September 2014. He remained in that position until June 2015. He is also a threat to 

the peace, stability and security of the DRC under UNSCR 2293 paragraph 7(e).

Narrative Summary: 

CDi.032 MUHINDO AKILI MUNDOS

Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 

1 February 2018

Reason for listing:

Muhindo Akili Mundos was listed on 1 February 2018 pursuant to criteria set out in 

resolution paragraph 7 (e) of resolution 2293 (2016) as reaffirmed in resolution 2360 

(2017).

Additional Information: 

Muhindo Akili Mundos was the Congolese army commander responsible for military 

operations against the ADF during the “Sukola I” operation from August 2014 to June 

2015. The FARDC unit under Mundos’ command failed to intervene to prevent human 

rights abuses by the ADF, including attacks targeting civilians. Mundos recruited and 

equipped former fighters from local armed groups to participate in extra-judicial 

killings and massacres by the ADF.

While he was commander of the FARDC’s Sukola I operation, Mundos also 

commanded and provided support to a faction of an ADF sub-group known as the 

ADF-Mwalika. Under Mundos’ command, the ADF-Mwalika committed attacks 

against civilians. FARDC fighters under Mundos’ command provided additional 

support to the ADF-Mwalika during these operations.

2. GUIDON SHIMIRAY MWISSA

CDi.033 Name: 1) GUIDON 2) SHIMIRAY 3) MWISSA 4) na

Name (original script): na Title: na Designation: na DOB: 13 Mar. 1980 POB: Kigoma, 

Walikale, Democratic Republic of the Congo Good Quality a.k.a.: na Low Quality a.k.a.: na

Nationality: na Passport no.: na National Identification No.: na Address: na Listed on: 1 

Feb. 2018 Other information: Graduated secondary school humanités sociales in Mpofi; 

joined the armed group commanded by She Kasikila at the age of 16; integrated the FARDC 

with Kasikila, becoming his battalion S3; injured in 2007, thereafter joining Mai Mai Simba 

under then-commander “Mando;” participated in the creation of the NDC in 2008, becoming 

the deputy commander in charge of the Aigle Lemabé Brigade. He is also a threat to the 

peace, stability and security of the DRC under UNSCR 2293 paragraph 7(g).

Narrative Summary: 

CDi.033 GUIDON SHIMIRAY MWISSA

Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 

1 February 2018

Reason for listing:

Guidon Shimiray Mwissa was listed on 1 February 2018 pursuant to criteria set out in 

resolution paragraph 7 (g) of resolution 2293 (2016) as reaffirmed in resolution 2360 

(2017).

Additional Information: 

“General” Guidon Shimiray Mwissa broke away from the Nduma defense du Congo 

(NDC) and created his own group, NDC-R in 2014. 

The NDC-R, led by Guidon Shimiray Mwissa, uses child soldiers and deployed them 

in armed conflict. The NDC-R is also accused of human rights abuses in the eastern 

provinces, and of imposing illegal taxes in gold mining areas and using the proceeds to 

purchase weapons in violation of the arms embargo against the DRC.

3. LUCIEN NZAMBAMWITA

CDi.034 Name: 1) LUCIEN 2) NZAMBAMWITA 3) na 4) na

Name (original script): na Title: na Designation: DOB: 1966 POB: Cellule Nyagitabire, 

Sector Ruvune, Commune Kinyami, Prefecture Byumba, Rwanda Good Quality a.k.a.:

André Kalume Low Quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Rwanda Passport no.: na National 

Identification No.: na Address: na Listed on: 1 Feb. 2018 Other information: He is a 

threat to the peace, stability and security of the DRC under UNSCR 2293 paragraph 7(j).

Narrative Summary: 

CDi.034 LUCIEN NZAMBAMWITA

Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 

1 February 2018

Reason for listing:

Lucien Nzambamwita was listed on 1 February 2018 pursuant to criteria set out in 

resolution paragraph 7 (j) of resolution 2293 (2016) as reaffirmed in resolution 2360 

(2017).

Additional Information: 

Lucien Nzambamwita (aka Andre Kalume) is a military leader of the Force 

Democratique de Liberation du Rwanda (FDLR) operating in the DRC, which 

undermines the peace, security and stability of the DRC and is responsible for human 

rights abuses including targeting and killing civilians. The FDLR (CDe.005) was 

sanctioned by the 1533 Committee on 31 December 2012.

4. GÉDÉON KYUNGU MUTANGA WA BAFUNKWA KANONGA

CDi.035 Name: 1) GÉDÉON 2) KYUNGU 3) MUTANGA WA BAFUNKWA 4) KANONGA

Name (original script): na Title: na Designation: Katangan rebel leader DOB: 1974 POB:

Manono Territory, Katanga Province (now Tanganyika Province) Good Quality a.k.a.: na 

Low Quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: na Passport no.: na National Identification No.: na

Address: na Listed on: 1 Feb. 2018 Other information: Gédéon Kyungu belongs to the 

Balubakat ethnic group. After completing primary education in Likasi and secondary school in 

Manono, he obtained a degree in pedagogy. In 1999 he joined the Maï Maï movement, 

commanding from 2003 one of the most active groups in the province of Katanga. In 2006, he 

visited UN peacekeeping forces to integrate through the disarmament, demobilization and 

reintegration (DDR) process. He escaped from prison in 2011 and surrendered in October 

2016. He is a threat to the peace, stability and security of the DRC under UNSCR 2293 

paragraph 7(e).

Narrative Summary: 

CDi.035 GÉDÉON KYUNGU MUTANGA WA BAFUNKWA KANONGA

Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 

1 February 2018

Reason for listing:

Gédéon Kyungu Mutanga Wa Bafunkwa Kanonga was listed on 1 February 2018

pursuant to criteria set out in resolution paragraph 7 (e) of resolution 2293 (2016) as 

reaffirmed in resolution 2360 (2017).

Additional Information: 

As he was the leader of the Bakata Katanga militia (a.k.a. Kata Katanga) between 

2011-2014, Gedeon Kyungu Mutanga was involved in serious human rights abuses 

such as killings and attacks against civilians, notably in rural zones of the Katanga 

province. As Commander of the armed group Bakata Katanga, which is guilty of 

serious human rights violations and war crimes, including attacks against civilians, in 

south-east DRC. Gedeon Kyungu Mutanga is therefore a threat to the peace, stability 

and security of DRC.

 

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