The National Movement of Revolutionaries (MNR) is a rebel group active in North Kivu since 2015 targeting villages and defence forces. Its primary objective is to counter the presence of DRC governance and military institutions in North Kivu. MNR spokesman - John Mahangaiko Apipawe has referred to a national objective with the aim of expanding its reach beyond North Kivu. Akin to most rebel groups in north-east DRC, the MNR is suspected of including fighters from different Mai-Mai groups, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) as well as former fighters from M23. This is however denied by the MNR spokesman Apipawe, who referred to support only from within Congo and that collaboration with the M23, ADF and FDLR is not viable as these groups “perpetuate Joseph Kabila’s regime”. The MNR, compared to other rebel groups, still has to proof its sustainability and ability to execute attacks, with the 22 June 2017 one of the few reported attacks linked to the group.Theater of…
National Movement of Revolutionaries (MNR) – Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
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