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EU, OFSI amend 5 DRC sanctions listings

UK regulators amended the Democratic Republic of the Congo sanctions listings for the following 2 persons:

1. SHEKA, Ntabo Ntaberi
DOB: 04/04/1976. POB: Walikale, Walikalele Territory, Democratic Republic of the Congo Nationality: Congolese Democratic Republic of the Congo Address: Goma, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (in prison) Position: Commander-in- Chief, Nduma Defence of Congo, Mayi Mayi Sheka group Other Information: UN Ref: CDi.029. Surrendered to MONUSCO on 26 July 2017 and has been since detained by the Congolese authorities. His trial for war crimes, crimes against humanity and participation in an insurrectional movement before the Military Court in Goma, started in November 2018. Listed on: 09/01/2012 Last Updated: 09/01/2012 20/10/2020 Group ID: 12438.
2. TAGANDA, Bosco
DOB: (1) –/–/1973. (2) –/–/1974. POB: Bigogwe, Rwanda a.k.a: (1) NTAGANDA, Bosco (2) NTAGENDA, Bosco (3) TAGANDA, General Nationality: Congolese Democratic Republic of the Congo Address: The Hague, Netherlands (as of June 2016). Position: UPC/L military commander Other Information: UN Ref: CDi.030. He moved to Nyamitaba, Masisi territory, North Kivu, when he was a child. Nominated FARDC Brigadier-General by Presidential Decree on 11 December 2004, following Ituri peace agreements. Formerly Chief of Staff in CNDP and became CNDP military commander since the arrest of Laurent Nkunda in January 2009. Since January 2009, de facto Deputy Commander of consecutive anti-FDLR operations in North and South Kivu. Entered Rwanda on March 2013, and voluntarily He surrendered to ICC officials in Kigali on March 22. and was Transferred to the ICC in The Hague, Netherlands. On 9 June 2014, ICC confirmed 13 charges of war crimes and five charges of crimes against humanity against him. The trial started in September 2015. On 8 July 2019, the ICC found him guilty of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri in 2002-2003. On 7 November 2019, he was sentenced to a total of 30 years imprisonment. He has appealed both his conviction and sentence. Also referred to as Lydia (when he was part of APR), Terminator, Tango Romeo (call sign), Romeo (call sign) and Major. Listed on: 02/11/2005 Last Updated: 08/02/2017 20/10/2020 Group ID: 8736.

and 3 entities:

1. ADF (ALLIED DEMOCRATIC FORCES)
a.k.a: (1) ADF/NALU (2) Allied Democratic Forces (3) Forces Democratiques Alliees- Armee Nationale de Liberation de l’Ouganda (4) NALU Address: North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Other Information: UN Ref: CDe.001. Created in 1995. ADF founder and leader, Jamil Mukulu, was arrested in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in April 2015. He was extradited to Kampala, Uganda, in July 2015. As of June 2016, he Mukulu is reportedly being held in a police detention cell awaiting his trial. Seka Baluku succeeded Jamil Mukulu as the overall leader of the ADF. The ADF, under Seka Baluku’s leadership, continued to commit the repeated targeting, killing, maiming, rape and other sexual violence, abduction of civilians, including children, as well as attacks on villages and health facilities, in particular in Mamove, Beni territory, on 12 and 24 February 2019, and Mantumbi, Beni territory, on 5 December 2019 and 30 January 2020, as well as the continuous recruitment and use of children during attacks and for forced labour in Beni territory in the DRC since at least 2015. Listed on: 09/12/2014 Last Updated: 08/02/2017 20/10/2020 Group ID: 13189.
2. MACHANGA LTD
Address: Plot 55A, Upper Kololo Terrace, Kampala, Uganda. Other Information: UN Ref: CDe.007. Gold export company. Directors are Mr Rajendra Kumar Vaya and Mr Hirendra M Vaya. The owners of Machanga have remained involved in purchasing gold from eastern DRC. Machanga Ltd last filed an annual return in 2004 and was listed as ‘status inactive’ according to the authorities of the Republic of Uganda. Listed on: 30/03/2007 Last Updated: 09/03/2017 20/10/2020 Group ID: 9067.
3. UGANDA COMMERCIAL IMPEX (UCI) LTD
Address: (1) Plot 22, Kanjokya Street, Kamwokya, Kampala, Uganda. (2) PO Box 22709, Kampala, Uganda. Other Information: UN Ref: CDe.009. Gold export company. Directors are J V Lodhia, known as Chuni, and his sons Kunal J. Lodhia and Jitendra J. Lodhia. Directors are Mr Jamnadas V Lodhia, known as ‘Chuni’, and his sons Mr Kunal J Lodhia and Jitendra J Lodhia. The directors of UCI have remained involved in purchasing gold from eastern DRC. Uganda Commercial Impex (UCI) Ltd last filed a return in 2013 and was listed as ‘Inactive – status inactive’ by the authorities of the Republic of Uganda. Telephone: +256 41 533 578/9. Listed on: 30/03/2007 Last Updated: 24/04/2015 20/10/2020 Group ID: 9066

as per Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1507.

Links:

OFSI Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1507

Categories: DRC (Congo) Sanctions EU Updates OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

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