NAGs

Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC)


Year Formed: 1990
Year Terminated: 2003

Target States:
Senegal

Ideational Characteristics:
Ethno-nationalist

Objectives:
Demands for Autonomy
Secession/Territorial Demand

External Supporters:

Gambia

Guinea-Bissau

Mauritania

France

Iran

Narrative Summary:

According to UCDP/ PRIO, the group has signed a peace agreement in 2003.



NAG Support Dataset Code: 341

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1381

References:

Ferdinand de Jong & Geneviève Gasser (2005) Contested Casamance: Introduction, Canadian Journal of African Studies/La Revuecanadienne des études africaines, 39:2, 213-229

Ferdinand de Jong (2005) A Joking Nation: Conflict Resolution in Senegal, Canadian Journal of African Studies/La Revue canadienne des études africaines, 39:2, 391-415

Mwakikagile, Godfrey. "The Gambia and Its People: Ethnic Identities and Cultural Integration in Africa". pages: 116-117.

Huband, Mark & Meldrum, Andrew. "Casamance Clashes". The Guardian (London). 7 Jul. 1992. sec: Foreign; Pg 10.

Huband, Mark. "'Senegal killings spread'". The Guardian (London). 12 Jan. 1991. 

Matthew, Tamba. "Wade Orders Army to Pursue Fleeing Rebels Into Gambia". The Nation (Nairobi). 22 Dec. 2011. 

Scott, Kirsty. "A legend they can count on". The Herald (Glasgow). 3 Jun. 1995. sec: pg 25.

Smith, Alex Duval. "Refugees trudge into new civil war". The Guardian (London). 24 Jun. 1998. sec: The Guardian Foreign Page; pg 13.

Janneh, Gibairu & Sallah Assan. "Casamance Rebels Strike in Foni". The Daily Observer (Banjul). 6 Oct. 2010. 

Asemota, Sidiq. "17 MFDC Members Convicted". The Daily Observer (Banjul). 3 Jul. 2011.

Asemota, Sidiq. "MFDC 3 Convicted of Illegal Possession of Firearms". The Daily Observer (Banjul). 19 Jul. 2011. 

Asemota, Sidiq. "State Opens Hearing of MFDC Four". The Daily Observer (Banjul). 2 Nov. 2010.

Ceesay, Fabakary B. "IS the Fighting Among the MFDC Forces Over?". Foroyaa Newspaper (Serrekunda). 5 Jan. 2011.

Jeffang, Kebba. "Youth in Sub-Region Discuss Peace in Casamance". Foroyaa Newspaper (Serrekunda). 8 Jan. 2014.

Sallah, Halifa. "PDOIS' Statement On President Wade's Visit On Casamance And State Security [analysis]". Foroyaa Newspaper (Serrekunda). 23 Aug. 2011. 

-"Gov't-Wade is Hostile". The Daily Observer (Banjul). 17 Dec. 2010.

-"'100 dead' in Senegal fighting". The Herald (Glasgow). 21 Apr. 1993. sec: pg 7.

-"Soldier killed in Senegal rocket attack". defenceWeb. 4 Mar. 2010.

-"Six Senegalese soldiers killed in ambush". defenceWeb. 5 Oct. 2009.

-"Casamance revolt in Senegal flares up". 

-"Senegal's Wade urges Gambia to help end rebellion". 

-"Closer to war than to peace in Casamance: Analysis". defenceWeb. 21 Sep. 2009.

-"Four soldiers killed in Senegal's Casamance clash". defenceWeb. 15 Feb. 2012.

-"Senegal's tourism shuts down". The Globe and Mail (Canada). 30 Dec. 1992.