Forces for Renewal

The Forces for Renewal (French: Forces du Renouveau) is a political party in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The party originated as a breakaway faction of the rebel Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD) and was previously known as the RCD-Kisangani-Movement for Liberation.

The RCD-K-ML was accorded 15 seats in the Transitional National Assembly and participated in the Transitional Government headed by Joseph Kabila.

Human Rights Watch has accused RCD-K-ML of conscripting child soldiers. 

Their leader, Antipas Mbusa came eleventh in the 2006 presidential elections with 96,503 votes, and won 26 seats in the simultaneous election to the National Assembly.

It won seven out of 108 seats in the indirect elections to the Senate.

It joined the government of Antoine Gizenga where Mbusa became Foreign Minister.

Formation Date 1500
Conflict Name Initiation Year Termination Year Total Killed Total Casuality
Ituri conflict 1999-2007 1999 2007 unknown unknown
Second Congo War 1998-2003 1998 2003 unknown unknown