News March 02, 2017 at 10:09 am

Africa’s Top 5 Political Secessionist Movements

Mark Babatunde March 02, 2017 at 10:09 am

March 02, 2017 at 10:09 am | News

Movement for The Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC): Casamance (Senegal)

Movement for The Democratic Forces of Casamance

Photo credit: The Weekly

The Movement for the Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC) was formed in 1982 to establish an independent state of Casamance. Most of the MFDC separatists are from the ethnic Jola tribe.

Abene, Senegal

Young people in Abéné. Young men in particular have sometimes turned to violence in order to fulfill societal expectations that they will establish and maintain a household. Photo credit: Martin Evans.

In 2004, the movement struck a deal with then-Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, however, the deal collapsed and fighting continues to this day between the MFDC militia and the Senegalese army.

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