Islamic oppression DRC | 19 April 2024

Democratic Republic of Congo: Persistent violence underscores vulnerability of Christians

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According to a report by Xinhua on 4 April 2024, at least 10 civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were killed in an attack by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels on 2 April. The incursion occurred in Mangodomu, located in the Beni territory of North Kivu province, which has been under strict military and police control since 2021. Despite efforts by the DRC and Ugandan armies, the ADF, linked to the Islamic State and active since the 1990s, continues to pose a significant threat in the region.

World Watch Research analyst Yonas Dembele comments: “For decades, the activities of radical Islamic ADF have significantly impacted Christian communities in the region. This group has a history of specifically targeting Christians in both the DRC and Uganda and the persisting violence underscores the vulnerable position of Christians in areas where the ADF operates.”


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