today's Pick
UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo
Publish Date: Jul 02, 2014
UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
  • mail
  • img
newvision

UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council decided Tuesday to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels Allied Democratic Forces, who are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats said.

The sanctions include a freeze on assets and a travel ban; they were sought by Britain, France and the United States.

The ADF -- also known as the ADF-Nalu -- is accused of recruiting child soldiers, sexual abuse of women and children, and taking part in "attacks against MONUSCO peacekeepers," the UN mission in DR Congo.

After their stunning defeat of the M23, the Congolese army and a UN intervention brigade have set their sights on the ADF, a Ugandan Islamist group, and the FDLR, a Rwandan Hutu militia that includes some of the perpetrators of the 1994 genocide.

But there are fears that recent fresh violence could undermine international efforts to bring stability to the DRC's lawless east after years of bloody conflict.

The conflict is fueled by the east's wealth of mineral reserves -- particularly gold and minerals used in electronic products.

RELATED ARTICLES

Congo army attacks ADF rebels in lawless east

Museveni hails Kabila for flashing out ADF rebels

UN gunships strike ADF base in Congo

ADF crackdown should not endanger hostages: charity

AFP

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Food poisoning sickens over 600 villagers
More than 600 Cambodian villagers, mostly school children, fell ill after eating contaminated food provided to a school during an anti-child labour event....
Police investigate death threats to BBC boss
British police were on Sunday investigating death threats against BBC director-general Tony Hall following his decision to popular "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson....
Spacecraft docks at ISS for year-long mission
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft with three crew on board has successfully docked at the International Space Station....
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Kale Kayihura has called for calm following reports of a planned terrorist attack on Kampala....
The UN Security Council on Thursday voted to cut 2,000 troops from the UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo despite calls from Kinshasa for a bigger drawdown....
DRC pygmies demand end to discrimination
Since colonial times, Pygmies have cohabited uneasily with majority Bantus, who are accused of exploiting the Pygmies....
Will the ban of food vendors help eliminate typhoid?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter