Ugandan Islamist Rebels Prove Resilient Against DRC, U.N. Forces

The leader of the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), Jamil Mukulu, is escorted by prison wardens, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, May 22, 2015 (AP photo by Khalfan Said).
The leader of the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), Jamil Mukulu, is escorted by prison wardens, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, May 22, 2015 (AP photo by Khalfan Said).
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Last month, clashes between the Congolese army, backed by U.N. peacekeepers, and the Islamist Ugandan rebel group the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) left at least 30 dead in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In an email interview, Daniel Fahey, a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, discussed the ADF and its role in the DRC. WPR: What is the current size and geographic reach of the ADF, and what are the group’s objectives and grievances? Daniel Fahey: The estimates of the ADF’s size in late 2015 range from 100 to 250 combatants. The ADF’s footprint […]

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