Allied Democratic Forces

Allied Democratic Forces or ADF is a rebel group operating in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Founded in 1995, it is one of the oldest and least understood extremist groups in Africa. Its ideological inclinations are inconsistent, ranging from Islamic extremism to secular-nationalism, ethno-nationalism and secessionism.  Its violent activities in eastern Congo have led to humanitarian crisis in the country. Recently, the Congolese President has declared a state of siege because of worsening of the violence.

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