DRC and UN rescues Uganda Muslim kidnap victims

Kigali - More than 300 Congolese civilians abducted by Ugandan Muslim rebels have been rescued by soldiers and United Nations peacekeepers, officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said on Monday.

According to reports, Uganda's Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group have kidnapped more than 500 civilians in eastern Congo this year.

Young men abducted by the rebels are often recruited as child soldiers, while women and girls are used as labourers and sex slaves.

The Congolese army and the UN peacekeeping force in the DRC, Monusco, have been collaborating to rescue abducted civilians and dismantle ADF bases since February.

More than half of those abducted since the beginning of the year have now been freed, Nason Kabuya Ndowole, the mayor of the eastern city of Goma, told dpa.

The ADF, which accuses Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni of an anti-Muslim agenda, has been operating in the border regions of the eastern DRC and western Uganda since the mid-1990s.

jacobus.steyn.90 2014-08-04 04:43:23 PM
Uganda muslims upducting... where are the muslim supporters now protesting in cape town against these rebels ?
Bento Maepa 2014-08-04 04:58:11 PM
This is good news indeed. Keep it up UN and God bless.
Bnet Jonas 2014-08-04 05:23:32 PM
Please dear lord protect our brothers in each corner if the world from the anarchy that is approaching
Marko Lasene 2014-08-04 05:26:07 PM
So Boko Haram is already in DRC. That is not far from SA. 500 since the beggining of the hear, that is huge.
Shireen Abbas Davids 2014-08-04 05:27:06 PM
Great job in safely getting back these muslim victims ! @ last someone doing something other than sit and talk about it !
Marko Lasene 2014-08-04 05:29:05 PM
Nigeria and Congo both have useless governments. And what are all those troops from UN and AU doing? How do you take 8 months to rescue civilians. Just imagine what is left of the girls used as sex slaves for 8 months by monsters (rebels).
Binte Maya 2014-08-04 05:52:02 PM
Well done UN
Stephanes Heunis 2014-08-04 07:08:34 PM