This news release is issued to publicise changes to EU sanctions measures in relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Council Regulation (EU) 1183/2005 imposing financial sanctions against the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been amended with effect from 9 March 2017, so that identifying information for 3 individuals and 3 entities has been updated and they continue to be subject to an asset freeze. This reflects the decisions made on 12 January 2017 by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Committee established pursuant to Resolution 1533 (2004) to amend the identifying information for a number of entries.
KAKWAVU Bukande Jerome
a.k.a: (1) COMMANDANT JEROME (2) KAKWAVU, Jerome
Other Information: Former General in FARDC, Given the rank in December 2014. Former President of UCD/FAPC. Detained in Makala Prison in Kinshasa (as at June 2011). Convicted in November 2014 by the DRC military to 10 years in prison.
Listed on: 02/11/2005 Last Updated: 09/03/2017 Group ID: 8707
POB: Rutshuru, Democratic Republic of the Congo
a.k.a: (1) MAKENGA, Emmanuel, Sultani (2) MAKENGA, Colonel, Sultani
[Address: In Uganda as of late 2014]..
Position: Military leader of the Mouvement du 23 Mars (M23) group operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Other Information: Male. Listed on: 28/02/2016 Last Updated: 09/03/2017 Group ID: 12812.
DOB: (1) 01/09/1972. (2) --/--/1975. (3) 16/03/1972.
POB: (1) Ngungu, Masisi Territory, North Kivu Province (2) Masisi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
a.k.a: ZIMULINDA, Innocent
Address: Masisi Territory, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Position: M23, Bde Comd, Rank: Colonel and Colonel in the FARDC
Other Information: As of late 2014, residing in Ngoma camp, Rwanda. Entered the Republic of Rwanda on 16 March 2013, at Gasizi/Rubavu
Listed on: 03/12/2010 Last Updated 09/03/2017 Group ID 11278
CONGOMET TRADING HOUSE
Address: Butembo, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Other Information: No longer exists as a gold trading house in Butembo, North Kivu. Formerly listed as Congocom..Congomet Trading House (formerly listed as Congocom) was owned by Kisoni Kambale (deceased on 5 July 2007 and subsequently de-listed on 24 April 2008)
Listed on: 30/03/2007 Last Updated: 09/03/2017 Group ID: 9069.
Address: Plot 55A, Upper Kololo Terrace, Kampala, Uganda.
Other Information: Gold export company. Directors are Mr Rajendra Kumar Vaya and Mr Hirendra M Vaya. Listed on: 30/03/2007 Last Updated: 09/03/2017 Group ID: 9067
TOUS POUR LA PAIX ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT (NGO) [TPD]
Address: Goma, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Other Information: Based in Goma, with provincial committees in South Kivu, Kasai Occidental, Kasai Oriental and Maniema. The TPD President is Eugene Serufuli and Vice-President is Saverina Karomba. Important members include North Kivu provincial deputies Robert Seninga and Bertin Kirivita. Officially suspended all activities since 2008. In practice, all TPD offices are open (as of June 2011).
Listed on: 02/11/2005 Last Updated: 09/03/2017 Group ID: 8744.
Financial institutions and other persons are requested to check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, the designated persons and entities. If so, they must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, refrain from dealing with said funds or economic resources, and suspend the provision of any financial services. They must also report their findings to the Sanctions Officer at the Customs and Excise Division of the Treasury. Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for the designated persons, they are not required to report these details again.
Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence
Further details of the sanctions regime related to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and links to the Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to these and other financial sanctions regimes may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.