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UN Bans Makenga, Head of M23 Rebels In USA

medications http://citadelgroup.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/admin/wc-admin-functions.php geneva; font-size: small;”>The United States government gave an order that Makenga’s property or assets should be seized if he enters US and also banned any American from dealing with the rebel.

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story geneva; font-size: small;”>He is accused of so many atrocities in the Democratic Republic of Congo like killing, forced abduction and raping of women and children as young as eight years old.

According to the US ambassador to United Nations, Susan Rice, Makenga has done so many heinous atrocities. She also said that the new sanctions go to all other perpetrators of atrocities in DRC.

The M23 rebellion erupted in March this year when mutineers broke away from the army and seized a number of towns near the Nord-Kivu provincial capital of Goma, close to the border with Rwanda and Uganda.

Recently the UN accused Uganda of aiding the M23 rebels, a report quoted DRC army commander and former M23 rebels officers who said Uganda had deployed about 600 troops alongside forces to help the rebels prepare attacks.

The UN statement said M23 has received arms and other material “in violation of measures taken by the DRC to implement the arms embargo” against the country.

The statement did not say where the arms had come from Rwanda and Uganda have strongly denied any link to M23 and have condemned a report by UN experts which alleged their backing of the rebels.

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