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Gédéon Kyungu Mutanga Wa Bafunkwa Kanonga


Katangan rebel leader. Leader of the Bakata Katanga militia (a.k.a. Kata Katanga) between 2011-2014. Commander of the armed group Bakata Katanga.

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Gédéon Kyungu Mutanga Wa Bafunkwa Kanonga was listed on 1 February 2018 pursuant to criteria set out in resolution paragraph 7(e) of resolution 2293 (2016) as reaffirmed in resolution 2360 (2017).

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Gédéon Kyungu belongs to the Balubakat ethnic group. After completing primary education in Likasi and secondary school in Manono, he obtained a degree in pedagogy. In 1999 he joined the Maï Maï movement, commanding from 2003 one of the most active groups in the province of Katanga. In 2006, he visited UN peacekeeping forces to integrate through the...

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Restrictive measures in view of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


UN, EU country specific

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Democratic Republic of the Congo


Asset freeze and prohibition to make funds available, Prohibition to satisfy claims, Restrictions on admission

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- All assets of the listed persons and entities should be frozen. It is also prohibited to make any funds or assets directly or indirectly available to them. - It is prohibited to satisfy claims made by the persons listed in Council Regulation (EC) No 1183/2005 in connection with any contract or transaction the performance of which has been affecte...

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On 7 April 1993 the EU decided to impose an arms embargo on Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo, the DRC). On 28 July 2003, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1493 (2003) imposing an arms embargo against the DRC. On 18 April 2005, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1596 (2005) imposing also targeted restrictive measures. On...

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