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Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)


The border area of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), particularly towns around Beni. 

Most ADF bases are within the DRC. 

Some reports have suggested that the group has engaged in outreach to establish cells or gain support in other parts of Africa, particularly the Great Lakes region.

stated purpose

The ADF seeks the overthrow of the current Ugandan government and its replacement with a system based on its interpretation of Islamic law. The role of religion in the group’s...

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