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Financial Sanctions: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Friday, 20 March 2020

This news release is issued in respect of financial sanctions imposed against the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No 1183/2005 has been amended with effect from 20 March 2020, following the publication of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/415.

The amendment reflects the decision made on 25 February 2020 by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Committee established pursuant to Resolution 1533 (2004) to amend the identifying information of 1 existing entry.


Deleted information appears in strikethrough.  Additional information appears in italics.



Title:  Dr

DOB:  14/05/1963


(1)  Ngoma, Butare, Rwanda

(2)  Butera, Rwanda

Nationality:  Rwandan

Address:  Germany (in prison)

Position:  President of the FDLR

Other Information:  UN Ref: CDi.016.  Died in prison in Germany on 16 April 2019.  Arrested by German authorities on 17 November 2009.  Re-elected FDLR President on 29 November 2014 for a five-year term.  Found guilty by a German court on 28 September 2015 of leadership of a foreign terrorist group and aiding in war crimes.  Received a 13-year sentence and is in prison in German as of June 2016.

Listed on:   02/11/2005                   Last Updated:   08/02/2017   [20/03/2020]

Group ID:  8713

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. Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for the designated persons or entities they are not required to report these details again. They must also report their findings to the FIU.  Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.

Further details of the sanctions regime relating to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and links to the Consolidated List of Individuals and Entities subject to other financial sanctions regimes may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.

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