Resistance Patriots of Dongo

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The Resistance Patriots of Dongo (French: Patriotes-Résistants de Dongo) are a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Between October and December 2009, they took over several towns in Sud-Ubangi District in northwestern DRC, including Dongo on the Ubangi River, the border with the Republic of the Congo (ROC).

The group is said to be led by an animist priest called Udjani, who claims to have a magical sword that can poison people and pass its powers to the curved machetes wielded by many of his followers. Udjani's followers apparently include former members of the Movement for the Liberation of Congo, led by Jean-Pierre Bemba, which fought the Congolese government during the Second Congo War (1998–2003).[1]

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