SANCTIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO ADDS TWO INDIVIDUALS, FIVE ENTITIES TO ASSETS FREEZE, TRAVEL BAN LIST

29 March 2007
SC/8987

SANCTIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO ADDS TWO INDIVIDUALS, FIVE ENTITIES TO ASSETS FREEZE, TRAVEL BAN LIST

29 March 2007
Security Council
SC/8987
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SANCTIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO ADDS TWO INDIVIDUALS,

 

FIVE ENTITIES TO ASSETS FREEZE, TRAVEL BAN LIST

 


On 29  March 2007, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo, added the following individuals and entities to  the List of Individuals and entities Subject to the Measures Imposed by paragraph 13 and 15 of resolution 1596 (2005):


Individuals


Name (last/first): KISONI, Kambale; Alias: Dr. Kisoni; DOB: 24 May 1961; POB: Mulashe, DRC; Passport/Identifying Information: Congolese; Passport Number: C0323172.  Resident of Butembo.  Gold trader, owner of Butembo Airlines and Congocom Trading House in Butembo.  Designation Justification:  Kisoni participated in militia financing through gold trading (buying from the FNI and selling to Uganda Commercial Impex (UCI) Ltd) and smuggling across the DRC/Uganda border. Kisoni’s support of an illegal armed group (FNI) through a personal commercial relationship with NJABU (an individual already subject to sanctions under resolution 1596 (2005)) is in breach of the arms embargo of resolutions 1493 (2003) and 1596 (2005).


Name (last/first): MUSONI, Straton; Alias: IO Musoni; DOB: 6 April 1961 (possibly 4 June 1961); POB: Mugambazi, Kigali, Rwanda; Passport/Identifying Information: Based in Germany; Designation Justification: 1st Vice-President of Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) in Europe.  Through his leadership of the FDLR, a foreign armed group operating in the DRC, Musoni is impeding the disarmament and voluntary repatriation or resettlement of combatants belonging to those groups, in breach of resolution 1649 (2005).


Entities


Name: UGANDA COMMERCIAL IMPEX (UCI) LTD; Address: Kajoka Street, Kisemente, Kampala, Uganda; Tel.: +256 41 533 578/9; Alternative address: PO Box 22709, Kampala, Uganda; Identifying Information: Gold export company in Kampala; Designation Justification: UCI bought gold through a regular commercial relationship with traders in the DRC tightly linked to militias.  This constitutes “provision of assistance” to illegal armed groups in breach of the arms embargo of resolutions 1493 (2003) and 1596 (2005).


Name: MACHANGA; Address: Kampala, Uganda; Identifying Information: Gold export company in Kampala (Director: Mr. Rajua); Designation Justification: Machanga bought gold through a regular commercial relationship with traders in the DRC tightly linked to militias. This constitutes “provision of assistance” to illegal armed groups in breach of the arms embargo of resolutions 1493 (2003) and 1596 (2005).


Name: BUTEMBO AIRLINES (BAL); Address: Butembo, DRC; Identifying Information: Privately-owned airline, operates out of Butembo; Designation Justification: Kambale Kisoni used his airline to transport FNI gold, rations and weapons between Mongbwalu and Butembo. This constitutes “provision of assistance” to illegal armed groups in breach of the arms embargo of resolutions 1493 (2003) and 1596 (2005).


Name: CONGOCOM TRADING HOUSE; Address: Butembo, DRC Tel.: +253 (0) 99 983 784; Identifying Information: Gold trading in Butembo; Designation Justification: Congocom is owned by Kambale Kisoni. Kisoni acquires almost all the gold production in the Mongbwalu district, which is controlled by the FNI.  The FNI derive substantial income from taxes imposed on this production.  This constitutes “‘provision of assistance” to illegal armed groups in breach of the arms embargo of resolutions 1493 (2003) and 1596 (2005).


Name: COMPAGNIE AERIENNE DES GRANDS LACS (CAGL), GREAT LAKES BUSINESS COMPANY (GLBC); Address: CAGL, Avenue President Mobutu, Goma, DRC (CAGL also has an office in Gisenyi, Rwanda); GLBC, PO Box 315, Goma, DRC (GLBC also has an office in Gisenyi, Rwanda); Identifying Information: n/a; Designation Justification: CAGL and GLBC are companies owned by Douglas MPAMO, an individual already subject to sanctions under resolution 1596 (2005).  CAGL and GLBC were used to transport arms and ammunition in violation of the arms embargo of resolutions 1493 (2003) and 1596 (2005).


The Committee will continue to update the list on a regular basis.  The updated list is available at www.un.org/sc/committees/1533/pdf/1533_list.pdf.


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