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Named and shamed, but still lording it over Congo FEATURE 01/07/2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Named and shamed, but still lording it over Congo

FEATURE

01/07/2011
UNITED NATIONS — He has been named and shamed by the United Nations, accused of murder, rape and abusing child soldiers in one of Africa’s most merciless war zones, but nothing it seems can stop Innocent Zimurinda.

The feared former Democratic Republic of Congo militia leader remains an army lieutenant colonel in “operational command,” despite having been put on a UN sanctions list one month ago, according to UN officials and rights workers.

Zimurinda is a leading name among rogue army officers who are meant to be extending government control in eastern DR Congo but are instead fighting for its mineral wealth and lumber concessions, according to rights groups.

There are “dozens” with a “horrible track record of human rights abuses who are in top positions in the national army,” according to Anneke Van Woudenberg, an Africa researcher for Human Rights Watch, who checked on Zimurinda’s activities on a recent trip to eastern Congo..... MORE

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