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Doctoral Thesis | Political Science | Congo (DRC) | Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021
ADF / NALU: At the Crossroads between Rebel Movement and Terrorist Group
Abstract: The geopolitical stalemate in which the Democratic Republic of the Congo currently finds itself is becoming more and more worrying. The no-man's-land that this part of the African Great Lakes Region is becoming may be the prelude to a new terrorist dynamic, a rear base and a training center for all those who identify with this strategy. The democratic process which took so much effort to get started risks collapsing under the action of the ADF / NALU, these criminal groups and the DRC is tired of always having to 'start from scratch'. The ADF has been in Beni territory since 1992 at the time of Mobutu. It is not a movement that can be easily dismantled, so these members have forged strong internal ties among the Nande. Above all, it should not be forgotten that the majority of ADF / NALU troops are Nande from Uganda who have converted to Islam. The ADF-Nalu (Allied Democratic Forces - Uganda Liberation Army), are a Ugandan rebellion that is raging in the ?Far North? region, the northern part of the province of North Kivu, bordering Uganda, between Lake Albert and Lake Edward, stronghold of the Nande ethnic group. Let us hope that the state of siege decreed by President F?lix Antoine TshisekediTshilombo in May 2021 in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri will bear fruit in the pacification of this part of the DRC. This article claims to demonstrate the hybridism of this movement which is at the crossroads between rebellion and terrorist group.
Keywords: ADF, NALU, Terrorist, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Beni
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021,
Pages: 297 - 301