UN renews arms embargo on Congo’s rebels

April 1st, 2008 - 5:04 am ICT by admin  

New York, April 1 (DPA) The UN Security Council has extended until the end of the year an arms embargo on rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and urged governments in the region to monitor flights that violate the measure. The council Monday adopted a resolution extending the embargo until Dec 31 and called on UN members to prevent the direct or indirect supply or transfer of arms and related materials to groups or individuals fighting the government in Kinshasa.

The resolution also lifted the previous arms embargo on Kinshasa, which last year democratically elected a government under international supervision.

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