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UN extends DR Congo arms embargo

The UN Security Council has extended a two-year-old arms embargo on DR Congo and threatened to crack down on those who violate the sanctions. The resolution, adopted unanimously, says armed groups in eastern Congo “perpetuate a climate of insecurity in the whole region”. The arms embargo applies to “any recipient” of weapons in the country. The embargo as well as a travel ban and asset freeze for those who break it has been extended until 31 July 2006. Full Story

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