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UN, SECO amend 1 DRC designation


06 March 2023 

International sanction 


Updated sanction report

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has amended Annex 1 to the Regulation of 22. June 2005 on measures against the Democratic Republic of Congo (SR 946.231.12) published.

On 01. In March 2023, the competent UN Sanctions Committee changed the list of persons, companies and organizations sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland. SECO therefore on 03. March 2023 adapted the sanctions database SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management), which is relevant for Switzerland, and publishes the adjustment on its website.

Financial intermediaries are requested to block the corresponding assets immediately and to report such business relationships to SECO in accordance with the provisions of the regulation. The notification to SECO does not exempt a financial intermediary from reporting immediately to the Money Laundering Reporting Office in accordance with Art. 9 of the Money Laundering Act if the conditions are met.

FINMA Notice

The Swiss update:

and the United Nations one:

CDi.030 Name: 1: BOSCO 2: TAGANDA 3: na 4: na
Title: na Designation: na DOB: Between 1973 and 1974 POB: Bigogwe, Rwanda Good quality a.k.a.: a) Bosco Ntaganda b) Bosco Ntagenda c) General Taganda Low quality a.k.a.: a) Lydia (When he was part of APR.) b) Terminator c) Tango Romeo (Call sign) d) Romeo (Call sign) e) Major Nationality: Democratic Republic of the Congo Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: The Hague, Netherlands Belgium (As of June 2016 14 December 2022) Listed on: 1 Nov. 2005 ( amended on 13 Oct. 2016, 19 Aug. 2020, 1 Mar. 2023) Other information: Born in Rwanda, 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 ‘Umoja Wetu’, ‘Kimia II’, and ‘Amani Leo’ in North and South Kivu. Entered Rwanda in March 2013, and voluntarily surrender to ICC officials in Kigali on March 22. 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. On 30 March 2021, the ICC Appeals Chamber confirmed his conviction and sentence. On 14 December 2022, he was transferred to the territory of Belgium for enforcement of sentence. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link:


FINMA Notice

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UN Press Release

Categories: DRC (Congo) Sanctions Sanctions Lists SECO Updates


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