Photo 4 Jan 1 note On January 1, the UN Security Council placed targeted economic sanctions on two rebel groups operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: the March 23 Movement and the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda or FDLR. Both groups are accused of war crimes in the DRC’s eastern region. On January 3, the US Department of Treasury incorporated those sanctions into US law by adding both groups to the Office of Foreign Asset Control’s Specially Designated National List

On January 1, the UN Security Council placed targeted economic sanctions on two rebel groups operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: the March 23 Movement and the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda or FDLR. Both groups are accused of war crimes in the DRC’s eastern region. On January 3, the US Department of Treasury incorporated those sanctions into US law by adding both groups to the Office of Foreign Asset Control’s Specially Designated National List

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