Breaking News

DR Congo army displays body of killed rebel to assure public they are winning war

Over the past few months, people in the Congolese city of Mutwanga have been terrorised by a series of horrific attacks by rebel group, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). This rebel group, which began in Uganda, has been active in this part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 2014. They often target Congolese army posts and have largely held the upper hand. However, a video filmed on February 11 shows the army putting the body of a slaughtered rebel on display—an attempt to reassure the local population that they do, indeed, have the situation under control.