Kivu conflict 2004-2009

[ 2004 - 2009 ]

The Kivu conflict began as an armed conflict between the military of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and the Hutu Power group Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) in 2004. The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo also became involved in the conflict. Until March 2009, the main combatant group against the FARDC was the rebel Tutsi forces formerly under the command of Laurent Nkunda (National Congress for the Defence of the People, CNDP).

CNDP is sympathetic to the Banyamulenge in Eastern Congo, an ethnic Tutsi group, and to the Tutsi-dominated government of Rwanda. It was opposed by the FDLR, by the DRC's army, and by United Nations forces.

Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP) and Congo (Zaire) 2004 2009 View
Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and Alliance of Patriots for a Free and Sovereign Congo 2004 2009 View
March 23 Movement and Alliance of Patriots for a Free and Sovereign Congo 2004 2009 View
Mai-Mai and National Liberation Front (Burundi) 2004 2009 View
MONUSCO and Mai-Mai 2004 2009 View
Angola and National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP) 2004 2009 View
Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) and March 23 Movement 2004 2009 View
National Forces of Liberation (NFL) and Burundi 2004 2009 View

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