Uganda's Rising Threat : The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)

Opposition to Ugandan GovernmentThe ADF is a coalition of Islamist sects and local opposition forces opposed to the Ugandan government. Originally based in Western Uganda, ADF now operates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is considered a terrorist organisation. Video: 2013 Ugandan government alongside other humanitarian relief agencies moves to relocate Congolese refugees to a permanent camp, as a result of the ADF, we trace the origin of ADF rebels, a force that is proving stubborn.WHO ARE THE ALLIED DEMOCRATIC FORCES?LeadershipThe ADF is a small militant group based and operating in the border area between eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and south-western Uganda. It was founded in Uganda in 1989 by its leader, Sheikh Jamil Mukulu, a radical Islamist who aimed to overthrow the government of President Yoweri Museveni and replace it with a loosely defined Islamist administration. The former President of Zaire called Mobutu Sese Seko the former the President of…

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Jasmine’s areas of expertise include methodological risk analysis and the management of intelligence processes (operations, counter-intelligence, covert activities and analysis). Jasmine is...