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Exclusive: U.N. Security Council sanctions Islamist ADF in Congo – diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted Ugandan Islamist group, the Allied Democratic Forces, on Monday for recruitment and use of child soldiers, killing, maiming and sexually abusing women and children, and attacks on U.N. peacekeepers.

Council diplomats said the group, which has been sheltering in volatile eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since the mid-’90s, would now be subjected to an arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban under the United Nations sanctions regime imposed on Congo.

Jul 1, 2014
Jul 1, 2014

UN Security Council sanctions Islamist ADF in Congo – diplomats

UNITED NATIONS, June 30 (Reuters) – A U.N. Security Council
committee blacklisted Ugandan Islamist group, the Allied
Democratic Forces, on Monday for recruitment and use of child
soldiers, killing, maiming and sexually abusing women and
children, and attacks on U.N. peacekeepers.

Council diplomats said the group, which has been sheltering
in volatile eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since the
mid-’90s, would now be subjected to an arms embargo, asset
freeze and travel ban under the United Nations sanctions regime
imposed on Congo.

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      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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