UN TO SLAP SANCTIONS ON UGANDAN REBELS

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UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council decided on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), who are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats said. The sanctions include a freeze on assets and a travel ban; they were sought by Britain, France and the United States. The ADF—also known as the ADF-Nalu—is accused of recruiting child soldiers, sexual abuse of women and children, and taking part in “attacks against peacekeepers,” the UN mission in DR Congo. After their stunning defeat of the M23, the Congolese army and a UN intervention brigade have set their sights on the ADF, a Ugandan Islamist group, and the FDLR, a Rwandan Hutu militia that includes some of the perpetrators of the 1994 genocide.
AFP

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