Country Reports on Terrorism 2008 - Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo's capacity to monitor and disrupt terrorist threats was extremely limited due to lack of resources and training, lack of governance, and unfamiliarity with the issue. The two principal foreign armed groups operating in the DRC and posing a threat to security and stability were the rebel group Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (known by its French acronym FDLR) and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The FDLR, which includes former soldiers and supporters of the regime that orchestrated the 1994 Rwanda genocide, continued to operate with relative impunity in parts of North and South Kivu provinces. The LRA, operating principally in northeastern Orientale province, arrived in the DRC in 2006 after a 20-year war against the government of Uganda.


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