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Treasury Slaps Sanctions on Congolese Militant - Corruption Currents - WSJ

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The U.S. Treasury Department said Tuesday it placed Sultani Makenga, the leader of a Congolese militant group, under sanctions.

Makenga, who leads the group Mouvement du 23 Mars, was placed under sanctions for recruiting and using child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He also is being designated for receiving weapons that directly contributed to the conflict in the country.

“Makenga is responsible for extensive atrocities against the population in the DRC, including the recruitment of child soldiers, and campaigns of violence against civilians,” said Adam Szubin, director of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, in a statement.